Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Postcards and Sisterhood

Dscn1278 Getting back in the postcard groove to complete a swap with the Postmark'd Art group. The theme is Whats in Your Backyard. My series is called Partridge Meadows.  These are the first 3 of 9 in the making.  The plan is to use various crayons, inks, paints, coloured pencils, markers, etc. to make them.  The bird on the left was made using Neocolour II crayons and the back ground was made using pastel chalks and the chalk was set with a fabric medium...a tip I remembered from reading at Terry's blog.  It can be found in the September archives.



The card on the right was done with all Neocolour II and Tsuneiko Inks using a dry to wet method and is a solid piece of fabric.  The little birdie at the tops is all Neocolour II and will be applicqued to the yellow background. The birdies with the little red afros are the male wood crest partridges...the females don't have the red afros (one never knows when this information will turn out to be useful).



My girlfriend that I made the angel quilt for seemed to be quite moved by it.  I intended on snapping a photo of her receiving it but by that point in the evening the vibe was so ethereal that taking a photo didn't even cross my mind.  We both where in tears and it was such a most glorious evening for me personally to be among such beautiful spirit filled women.  Look upon the faces of sisterhood:



Headshots2 I'm on the far right and my friend that received the quilt is on the far left.  We've been friends for close to 25 years. The woman that snapped the picture for us had come over to our table to see what we where celebrating.  We told her LIFE.  We sat at our table at 8pm and we where the last customers to leave 3 hours later when the restaurant was closing.  It was a very affirming night and I'm thankful to them each and all.



9 comments:

  1. It is always wonderful when you get together with friends like that!

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  2. You all look like you're having a blast! So glad your friend loved the quilt.

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  3. Wonderful partridges, Karoda. I've been thinking about incorporating a bird image into something, too. Looks like you had a great night out with the girls...I bet your friend loved the quilt.

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  4. Hurrah for friends you have had forever and for new ones too. Love the partridges - hope Cheney isn't around? Heh heh!

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  5. How I envy you such wonderful and long-time friends. Life is a celebration when you can do these things.

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  6. What a fabulous photo that is, the bliss that is sisterhood! Celebrating Life, now that is worth a long dinner out!

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  7. Friends always give us a reason to celebrate life.
    You all look beautiful and happy together.
    I love your cards, thanks for the tip using fabric medium to set chalk. Jen

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  8. I love this photo. You look so happy, K.

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  9. The comments you made about your evening were just beautiful and very touching. Helps remind me of the important things in life! And the partridges are going to be beautiful. Don't forget to show us the finished product.

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