When in DC ...
Couldn't resist this card. I also picked up one of the outgoing Bush but no need to post that here .... :)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is by Fritz Scholder, a highly controversial Native American artist. I don't know what it is about this card but I like it ... maybe the idea of evil finding love after all? Or the idea of evil desiring beauty despite itself? Or even beauty falling for evil? Or maybe it's just the love, pure and simple? I don't know and have not read the official interpretations ... but I like it :) From the National Museum of the American Indian in DC.
I picked this and two other similar cards up at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, DC. The card has two parts held together by a rivet. You can rotate the top, plastic part for a special optical effect. By Ges. Geschutzt. (By the way, we almost missed the Hirshorn, which would have been a mistake! Even my kids were enjoying the modern art installations -- and the gift shop help many treasures you don't see elsewhere on the Mall!)
This neat art card has an interesting feature; you fold it on the bend and use the attached sticky tape to make it a normal sized postcard. I should have copied the back as well, which shows a b&w line drawing of the artist. I picked this up at the National Museum of Art in Washington, DC.
We saw Mei and Tian Tian at the National Zoo when we visited Washington! They are truly adorable! We also learned that these pandas are only here "on loan" to us from China as "ambassadors of conservation." What a fantastic gift!
One morning while my sons were attending Super Saturday classes at UNC Asheville, my husband, daughter and I visited a Farmer's Market that takes place on the UNC Asheville campus each Saturday. A young man was among the varied sellers; he had several tables out with lovely plates, bowls and other finery. I overheard another customer say the magic words "buy one get one free," and then quickly decided I must have two of his wonderful rice bowls to decorate my office. So I purchased the bowls, which now greet me every time I walk into my office ... and also picked up this postcard! It is to promote the artist's showing at The Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery. Love local arts!
I picked this neat card up while my kids were attending Super Saturday classes at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. It is to promote "Environmental Impressions," A Collection of Linocuts by Monica Miller for her B.A. Art Exhibition. Support the local arts, I say! :)
This is a greeting card, from an ink and watercolor painting by Janice Peroni. Janice is a quadripleglic who paints with restricted use of her arms and hands. I love the colors, which is why it's included here :) Plus, I admire people who move beyond their limitations to inspire those of us not similarly challenged! :)
This is not a postcard, but a greeting card entitled "Skating in Sunlight" painted by Gertrude Dorman Doll, who was paralyzed by polio but retains use of her lower arms and hands. It reminds me of many fun times ice skating in on Strawbridge Lake in Moorestown, New Jersey :)