Monday, March 24, 2008

EDM 163 - Draw a deck of cards


My parents went on a Mediterranean cruise and all I got was this lousy deck of cards! Used cards! I'm sure I got more than that, because my parents are very generous people, but it seemed appropriate here.


"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." Voltaire.


I like this quote, it is one of those that seem designed to pull you out of yourself and give some perspective to whatever situation you find yourself in. Like envy over someone else going on a cruise while you're slaving away, or people being excited over the first robin or crocus of spring while you wake up to snow on the ground, and a vicious wind. Instead, play your cards right, and you, too, can be waving goodbye from the observation deck. It's not what you have but what you do with it that counts.

This is Pigma and Staedtler pens, and watercolor pencils, in the Aquabee watercolor journal.

15 comments:

PamYla said...

Your card deck is very nice, they look alive. Great artwork!

SCquiltaddict said...

very nice...

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Lynn - and really enjoyed your Voltaire quote.

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Scarlett said...

Love the ace card, wonderfully done.

I love Voltaire, great quote!

Linda said...

Wonderful! Those shadows just make it! :-)

africantapestry said...

I've missed a lot of your latest posts, Lynn...all of them great and this quote is so true...we've got our cards in our own hand, great interpretation!
Ronell

Ann said...

Great watercolor! I like the composition too and the quote. So true :)

no way said...

Great quote, and nice deck of cards too! I like the watercolor pencil.

Amy said...

That ace is lovely -- great job!

Satu said...

Nice dynamic drawing! I love that delicate shadow...

JD said...

the cards look very real; nice work. :)

caseytoussaint said...

I love this sketch - and the quote too! I think I'm in danger of repeating it endlessly to my children...

bec said...

your drawing of the cards is VERY nice and I love how you added the quote. Perfect!

Nature and Me said...

Well done, Lynn.