The yellow card in my post office box announced the arrival of a surprise package.

Tea Parties and Butterflies

The package was from a new friend, the woman who owns the house and garden where I painted during the Keyport Garden Walk earlier this month.  In the small box I found a smaller, round box.  A piece of cloth embroidered with images of flowers and tea sets protected a butterfly my friend made from a shell she found on the beach.  I couldn’t resist making a drawing of the thoughtful gifts.

A tea party is planned for early next month.  I’m bringing homemade scones!

Sketchbook drawing: Drawn first with ink, followed by watercolor.