47: Tulips Overflow

watercolor painting_Elisa Choi_Tulips Overflow

“Tulips Overflow” Watercolor on paper

It is the 3rd week of the free online class of Introduction to Art Concepts and Techniques at Coursera. It is my dream to study in art school but I am still grateful for this opportunity to learn the basics of art online and interact with fellow artists. The topic for that week is correspondence with memory– mail art!

This mail art is entitled Tulips Overflow. The medium behind the work on the handmade envelope and postcard is watercolor. I love to use watercolor to portray the things that inspires me into a loose and colorful adventure.

Memory for me is the awesome collection of life experiences. It might be a certain happy childhood event. It might be a sad encounter when I pass by a beggar. It might be the anger feeling of a betrayal from someone. I created Tulips Overflow because their vivid colors and simplicity captured me. I have seen a field of tulips on T.V. and bouquet of tulips being sold in the market. That memory makes me happy. I love nature and whenever I think of flowers and trees their essence somehow refreshes me. It reminds me of the wonderful creation of God. Painting them makes me grateful of all these blessings.

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Back of envelope painted

I had such joy creating Tulips Overflow. I had the intention of inspiring you to be thankful regardless of where we are in life. Let us see things in a different light. Look around you– the nature. Be grateful because we are alive. :)

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20 Comments

  1. This is so sweet, I love it!

  2. Lovely loose watercolour and envelope!

  3. Love these tulips! Happy PPF!

  4. Tulips are one of my favorites – Your sweet envelope and card will bring such joy in the mail. Beautiful

  5. These are all beautiful parts of this set. I wish it was mail coming to me! ;-)))
    Bravo!

  6. froebelsternchen June 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    AMAZING!
    what a fab set!
    Happy PPF!

  7. Tulips are one of my favorites. Love your paintings!

  8. Deepa Gopal Sunil June 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Lovely tulips! Love the envelope too :)
    HPPF!

  9. A lovely card and envelope! The loose watercolours are very pretty and I am sure will be much appreciated by the recipient!

  10. sandra sherman June 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful work. I love your dream scapes and I think that painting them on envelopes is such a great idea. Imagine receiving something that lovely through the post:)

  11. What a lovely surprise seeing that second round of tulips…so pretty all of them. Gorgeous pages!! That class is working well for you!! Thanks for sharing…love the little tulips on the envelope too!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. Such a loose and free painting, Lis. The tulips are beautiful, in the painting and on the envelope.

  13. Lovely mailart! I’m also taking the class and am really enjoying it. HPPF!

  14. Beautiful and sweet! <3

  15. Mary C. Nasser June 22, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Wow! Love how these tulips are indeed overflowing and flowing into each other!
    Beautifully painted!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary

  16. These are quite pretty…..love those free flowing tulips. Happy PPF. xox

  17. Gina Sismilich June 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    What a precious piece of art – I so love the little tulips on the envelope. They are very lovely and make me happy as well. HPPF

  18. Tracey Fletcher King June 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    That is lovely and I am sure someone would be thrilled to receive it… I know I would be…xx

  19. Beautiful tulips!!

  20. Beautiful mail art! :-) Love the postcard with the blurred and dotty look!

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