Thursday, 1 February 2018
Some very surprising mail arrived for me, it's from my penpal in China that I haven't heard from in so long. Very nice to see something from him again!
Hard to believe this is in China! It looks like something out of Europe, but to be fair the border with Russia isn't that far away.
Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight in the Fog
Claude Monet, 1903
Oil on canvas 73 x 100 cm
Rabbit, 1990. David Howell.
Originally published in Sermons in Stone: The Stone Walls of New England and New York, by Susan Allport.
Some interesting cards coming from the North American version of "Taking out the Trash x4." It's amazing how many different American view cards I've received from this tag alone.
Palhik Mana Kachina
The figure of the Palhik Mana is one of the most deceptive of all Hopi kachinas because it so closely resembles several other kachinas. If the Palhik Mana does not appear in person during this ceremony, she may be present as pictures carried in the hands of the celebrants.
Very colourful, my favourite of them all!
Got some "trash" again, from the "Taking out the Trash x4 Tag." And I certainly got an interesting batch this time, it's amazing how many different types of cards there are in the world. This top card looks like it had been sitting in a photo album for a very long time, I also wonder why the borders are crooked.
Artist: Egle Zioma
A not so jolly twist to the holidays! I used to work with someone named Egle, that's how I learnt that Lithuanian names are not pronounced how they're spelt.
The cloudberries drawn on this card were done by me. This card came from the postcard book "642 Things to Draw." I have 2 of the books in the series (nowhere near finished btw) and I couldn't resist getting the postcards as well. Also cloudberries are a key ingredient in "Bakeapple."