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Monday, July 8, 2013

Greetings From California

For another challenge over at SCS, to represent your state flower.  I hope this qualifies even though the California golden poppies are a very small part of the image.

Originally a California state 34 cent stamp from the Greetings From America commemorative stamp series. The United States Postal Service released this stamp on April 4, 2002. The retro design of this stamp resembles the large letter postcards that were popular with tourists in the 1930's and 1940's.

This 37 cent version is a free online drawing, downloaded and colored with Derwent Inktense pencils and watercolored with an overlay of Smooch added for sparkle. I altered the palm trees to look like fireworks in honor of July 4. Although palm trees are native to California our state tree is the giant Sequoia.

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