My favorite Winston Churchill quote is, "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts...Never give up." This quote got me on the tennis court even though I don't actually have depth perception.
I love to work with good paper and paint. I also love critters and people; they combine beautifully when illustrating commonly experienced absurdities. If you're going to take time to send someone a note to let them know you're thinking of them, I think it should be fun and be beautiful...something they will want to keep.
Jennifer Helm, Creator and Proprietor of Oddly Enoughtm