A week before school started and one of my friend sent me a text "You should do ABC cards, I can't find anything on Etsy I want." And sometimes that's just where inspiration to make something comes from. Of course I thought it would go much faster than it did. For example I had originally done an "A' for acorn. But because this was a Pre-K 4 class and this teacher is both excellent and precise, all the vowels had to be the "short kind" so that meant I had to scrap acorn, iris and United State for apple, insect and umbrella. Then the 'S' needed to be a straight "s" sound so shell was out and I painted snail. But I have to admit I later wished I had painted a sloth. Aren't those the most fascinating animals ever???? They are my new favorite animal to pretend to be. Sometime we play sloth dinner and needless to say it's funny and lasts maybe 2 minutes. You should try. But but but, I digress, So as you can see creating ABC cards wasn't just going to be pretty art hanging in the classroom but it was going to be functional. I think that this is the most functional and hopefully helpful bunch of watercolors I've ever done. (I really need to sit and think of the weight of that ... okay, done.)
I thought about using a font but I decided that my own neat handwriting would work and it's more like how kids write anyway. Seeing a font is just so stiff and stuffy next to these nature inspired.
Hope you like them. I posted them on my Etsy shop here. The size is 8/12" x 11" per card and I also have the in 5x7 inches as well.
My favorites are the owl, eggs and vegetables. You?