Hi Hilary! my health continues to decline. i have Achile’s tendonitis that started many months i finally had to get a big boot and go to physical therapy. i put all my art supplies [away] during the holidays [and] desperately wanted to paint, so i started bring stuff up from the garage, yay! as you can tell nothing happens in my life! Love C 1/17
The photo does not do justice to the depth of colour and texture that C has achieved in this hand made card. She’s mainly used oil pastels on this one, I think, and I love the colour combinations 🙂 You can see more of her work here
It’s a great status update, from earlier this year (2017), about the minutiae of a life that is lived dealing with debilitating health issues, and food for thought for those of us lucky enough to be currently enjoying good health and a full life – make the most of it and be nice!
C and I have been exchanging postcards for over a year now! Hers are always her own artwork, while mine to her are a mix of hand made and commercial ones that I pick up when I’m and about and think of her.
Here is a super special bonus card. it takes me hours to make something like this so i just want to let you know that you’re a great postcard pal! You’re so busy, always doing intresting places. You sent me cards when i wasn’t replying that really made me feel good. Love CBC “fish lips” 7/16
This is a beautiful original painting on a postcard, that I received the other day. CBC has called it ‘fish lips’ – see how all the fish have big lips 🙂 I was lucky to receive it, as the number was wrong on the address; a kind hearted person obviously took it back to the post office for a second chance.
The card is postmarked ‘OAKLAND CA PM 25 Jul 2016’ and carries an unusual circular stamp, featuring an image of the moon. This global stamp was issued earlier in 2016 and can be used to mail a one-ounce letter from the US to any country which has a First-Class international mail service.
CBC (aka Crazyruthie) follows this blog; about six months we began exchanging postcards via snail mail. We do the odd email too, but receiving the postcards is far more exciting! CBC always sends me an original painted one, or something hand drawn and coloured; they’re all different depending on what technique she’s experimenting with at the time. We have become postcard pals as a result of this blog, maybe one day we’ll meet in person 🙂