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Notecards picked from a Maine garden

Even though a lot of folks will tell you that handwritten notes are a lost art, in my world they are alive and well. Few things brighten my day more than finding a letter from a friend in my mailbox on the street outside of my house. Many things are best said by hand.

Watercolor and pen drawings from my daily sketchbook excursions often become cards that I send for a variety of occasions (condolences, milestone celebrations, or just to say hello). People have been suggesting that I make them into marketable cards, which has led me here. Below are my favorites, new and old, printed and ready to head out to the world at large!

Individual cards, which measure 4½" x 6¼", are available for $3.50 per card. All cards are printed in Maine on soft white matte card stock, and come with standard A6 envelopes. Please contact me (info[at]jmbroekman[dot]com) if you prefer to pay by check, and/or would like to pick your cards up in person, rather than having them shipped. Shipping (within the U.S.) will be done via USPS in a flat rate priority envelope for $8.50 per order. Once you have placed an item in your cart, you'll be able to change the quantity over on the PayPal cart page.

Purchase a set

Swan's Island Series, Peonies Series, Blue Vase Series and the Oils Series are available in packs of 8 for $22 (4 designs, 2 cards each). They come in a clear acid-free sleeve. The Complete Set comes as a pack of 12, with one card of each watercolor design for $30. They are packaged in 2 clear sleeves tied together with raffia. Click on any image below to see a close-up; for the Complete Set, click on any of the individual images further down on the page to see them all larger.

  • Swan's Island Series

  • Peonies Series

    Peonies series
  • Blue Vase Series

    Blue Vase Seriesr
  • Oils

  • The Complete Watercolor Set*

    The Complete Series

*See below to enlarge the individual cards in the Complete Set

The Complete Set

The images below can be purchased individually while supplies last.

Swan's Island Series

Peonies Series

Blue Vase Series

For something a little different ...

The oil painting images can also be purchased individually below.

Oils Series


For a limited time, while supplies last, I am offering an "artist's choice set" of 6 cards for $15.00. The set will come as a surprise: I will choose 6 individual cards for you. You can order them here via PayPal and have them shipped, or if you are local and would like to arrange to pick them up, drop me an email.

Please don't hesitate to be in touch (info[at]jmbroekman[dot]com) if you have any questions or special requests! Contact me if you are interested in the original watercolors; in some cases they may be available for sale. You can also subscribe to my blog, follow me on FaceBook, and sign up for my mailing list to get my not-terribly frequent newsletter. I look forward to hearing from you.