Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Third Something

I am one of five sisters, the oldest.

Marj is one of the same five sisters, the youngest.

We are bookends, each holding a place in a sister lineup that spans twelve years.

Such a sweet time I've had painting up some colors and lines and scribbles and joy to make a card to celebrate my baby sister.

Happy birthday, Marj!

Maybe I Am Just a Kid, Only Older
3x4"; acrylic, ink, and collage on drawing paper, mounted on card stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]




11 comments:

  1. So colorwonderful! I love the paper cutouts, the mingling colors, the swirly girlie flowers. This card brings "Happy" and "Joyful" with it :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. The collaging in this piece was fun. The polkadot (may be hard to discern in photo) 'stems' come from an envelope a friend used to mail me something. Did a bunch of experimenting before ideas clicked.

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  2. Hi Dotty!
    So funny to hear the word 'bookends'. I have been listening to Simon and Garfunkel since I was young, and I have never understood the word 'bookends'. And now, through this post, I finally got the clue!
    Happy birthday to your sister!

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    1. Hi Simone, love this story of yours about bookends. Also love that you've been listening to S&G since you were young—S&G and the Beatles were my favorites throughout my growing up years. Still love 'em!

      #4 sister and I took #5 out for lunch (two weeks belatedly) for her birthday on Wednesday : )

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  3. Oh how I love the titles. Really feel like a little girl at times! Then I look in the mirror... who is that I ask? Beautiful card! Do you know of that photographer, Nicholas Nixen who photographed the Brown sisters?

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    1. Glad you're enjoying the titles—I've enjoyed the act of titling of late.

      It IS startling to look in the mirror sometimes when internally I feel like the same person I've been since, say, 1970 or so!

      I do know of Nicholas Nixon and his photographing of the Brown sisters, though not by name in either case!

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  4. The title! YES! And then the grassy stems and flowers drifting off the page like rebellious kiddos...love.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. Love that you saw a link between the title and the grassy stems and flowers drifting off the page like rebellious kiddos!

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  5. Bookends..you took me there visually. I've never thought of a family in that way before. I bet she loved your sweet card. Happy Birthday to your little sis!! :)

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    1. Fun that I took you to a new image of a family line up. In my family, five girls—the first four born in 5.5 years, then, just before a turned 12, new baby sis.

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