Monday, February 1, 2016

Sho' 'Nuff

When that quietly gray wintry Friday in January whispered, snow coming', it wasn't just whistling Dixie. We got a day of snow—quiet, and gentle. But enough to keep me in Maine an extra day.

What to do with that snow day?

Paint, and play with some summer blues and greens!

Another postcard—this one chuckling at knowing it was painted in MA, traveled to ME for ink and pastels, journeyed back to MA where it now awaits its turn in the queue to be pulled into service, all so it can find its way by post back to the same home in ME where it received its ink and pastels!

Postcard 6
5x4", acrylic, ink, and wax pastel on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]





12 comments:

  1. Wonderful how your postcards travel up and down Maine! Enjoy the snow,
    with love,
    Simone

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    1. Thanks, Simone. It does make me laugh to think of that little 4x5" postcard's traveling back and forth! Also gets me thinking about the whole life of that piece of manila stock. Wonder where its life began in nature, where it got made into paper, where it was made into an index card file divider, where it was sold, when it was purchased, how long it lived with the family that eventually passed it to me because they weren't going to use it, and then how long it sat in my house before it became this postcard for my dad!

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    2. I am not sure what 'manila stock' is. But I imagine a heap of white postcards or something like that?

      I really like to use old stuff again. A while ago I used a very old small atlas again. It got a whole new life of itself.
      Art gives you the possibility to see 'normal' things with new eyes.

      bye!
      Simone

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    3. I think of you often these days now that I have begun collaging for texture in my paintings. Usually on Tuesdays when we get fliers from the grocery store, I throw them away; not today!

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  2. That art work has some miles on it! Ahhh, I can almost feel the breeze, Dotty!

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    1. That art work DOES have some miles on it! I wonder if anyone in the USPS might pause to smile while handling it.

      Summer breezes—I'm hankering for one of those!

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  3. Blustery Blues :) Cold and damp here to, and Wintry. Enjoy Dotty :)

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    1. Yesterday we had 65 degrees on February 1st! Hoping the groundhog agrees that we might as well just roll right into spring now.

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  4. "I'm a travelin' man
    Made a lot of stops, all over the world,
    And in every port I own the heart
    Of at least one lovely girl".
    Ahhhhhh......Ricky Nelson...Oh wait. This is about a travelin POSTCARD, not a man.
    I love those blues and greens, Dotty!

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    1. Ricky Nelson, oh my gosh! Those were the good ol' days! Glad this postcard got you time traveling, and enjoying the blues (as opposed to rockabilly!) and greens : )

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  5. Love the colors, love the story behind this one. Can't wait to see Futh's ever-growing stack of postcards!

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    1. By the time you see the stack of cards, it'll be like seeing old friends : )

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