Since I am a music teacher and music is so important in my life, I wanted my characters to also have a connection to music. But initially, I was going to use Buster and Chauncey - the field mice from Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night. A great animated Christmas DVD. But in about 2 minutes flat while discussing this with my friends in Stickam, Nataliya and Marcello appeared instead. Wow shocked myself completely with this. See below the character sketch cards I created to give myself a starting point to my story.
The image I used for Nataliya is Jenny O'Connor who is a musician with CIRCA PALEO and you can find her at http://www.circapaleo.com/
The image I used for Marcello is from Men's Fashions
Here is a photo of my book that will display all my postcards. I used Bo Bunny - Timepiece Collection and created the cover from medium weight Graffix chipboard. The dual binding is a variation of Laura Denison's STACK THE DECK binding.