Princess Postcards | Be You, Be Happy, Be Awesome

Today I’ve got four Princess Postcards to share, painted in the series of Happy Girl Postcards. All my Painted Postcards are finished, but I’m sharing just the princess ones today. I would love to know which of these you like best – and why? Share in the comments below please.

I think most of us painted princesses as kids, or dressed up as princesses? What girl wouldn’t like to dress and party like a princess, at least for a few days?

DIY Postcard | Just wanted to say hi to you (Photo and art by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna, Sweden) #mailart
Princess Postcard no 1: Just wanted to say hi, by iHanna.

These days I think of princesses not as helplessly waiting to be rescued by a prince, but as empowering pictures of a strong girl with a will of her own. A modern day princess does as she pleases, without permission from anyone. At least that’s what my princesses are about.

They’re girl power and bad asses from the glittery shoes to the head crown…

Princess Postcards

Here’s one with pearlescent wings that is spreading her sparkly love over the world:

DIY Postcard | With love from a princess (Photo and art by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna, Sweden) #mailart
Princess Postcard no 2: With Love from a princess, by iHanna.

DIY Postcard | Hi from another princess (Photo and art by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna, Sweden) #mailart
Princess Postcard no 3: Hi from another princess, by iHanna.

From one Princess to another

So we are surrounded by images of princesses, weather it be any of the Disney princesses or the in real life ones we have here in Sweden (Victoria and Madeleine). They’re fascinating as cultural expression, and as phenomenons, I think. There is something a bit strange but oh, so glamorous and exotic about their lives.

I feel a bit like I embraced my inner child by painting these princess postcards. There might be a few more coming out of me soon, or at least I hope so. Until then, be happy:

DIY Postcard | Be Happy (please try) (Photo and art by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna, Sweden) #mailart
Princess Postcard no 4: Wishing you Happiness with a postcard, by iHanna.

Which one is your favorite princess of the postcards – and which one is your favorite princess image? Snow White? Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden? The Princess Diary-princess? Cinderella? Elsa, or her sister Anna? There are so many cool ones!

Sending you good princess vibes with love from Sweden.

You can read the series Making Postcards from Scratch part 1, part 2 and part 3 to see how I created these painted postcards from scratch for the DIY Postcard Swap I host.

Two and two Painted Postcards soon finished (Photo and art by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna, Sweden) #mailart

You can read the series Making Postcards from Scratch part 1, part 2 and part 3 to read how I created these painted postcards from scratch for the DIY Postcard Swap I host. Also watch the postcard video I made, and download the swap tracker, a great resource if you’re joining the swap.

You are also welcome to join the swap if making your own postcards is something you’d like to try.

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4 Responses to Princess Postcards | Be You, Be Happy, Be Awesome

  1. Micke J says:

    Wow. Really cute postcards. Browsed around your site for a while.

  2. Anny says:

    My favorite is the second one. Because of the yellowgreen crown.

  3. Terry Owenby says:

    I like the first one, in her “Be You” top. I think she has the cutest face with its rosy glow.

  4. Coriander says:

    I love them alllllll! But, I think maybe Princess #3 is my favorite! So cute!

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