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Christmas/other cards that are meaningful to you, show and tell

 
 
Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 06:06 pm
I've already shown one on an a2k thread, the little gift tag card from my late special aunt. I'll tell a little more about her - she was born in 1900 in Idaho. She taught school in her teens in a one room school house that I think is still there in the San Juan Islands off of Washington State. She lived and worked in 20's San Francisco, and married the editor of a then nationally popular magazine, College Humor. He died of tb, and she also spent some time in a tb sanitarium in Arizona. She and he knew F Scott and Zelda, how well, I don't know.
She got a job at Disney's in the 30's, where she met and married my mother's brother. She remained a bright light in a lot of our lives for more decades, a reader who loved to talk books, witty woman.

So, the card, made when she was in her nineties from a saved old christmas card -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Nan195.jpg?t=1292628460


Next one -
one of a continuing series of year end cards. He and his mate visited me a couple of weeks ago and he cleared up that his c. cards were always late, whereas I'd admired him for sending New Year's cards, that I've saved. Turns out other people do that too. He has been quite the explorer of the flora of california (and I think several other western states). He's been a landscape architect and cartographer. Anyway, his year end notes always have a drawing. So, this year's -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/NWccard214.jpg?t=1292630352

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Radupsidedown213.jpg?t=1292630471
The i.d. was smaller on the card, much less jaggedy.


I've got more - have saved some interesting/cared for cards over the years.

Any you've saved?

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 06:47 pm
One more, an invitation card -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/solacquinoinvite215.jpg?t=1292633153
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 06:59 pm
@ossobuco,
I’ve kept a few things over the years, but would have to learn how to scan and post to contribute that way. Hey, I might get there eventually. Mostly I just want to acknowledge this very cool thread. I’ll be reading along….
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 07:06 pm
Oh how lovely!

I wish I had something to share. The cards I get are not nearly that exciting.

But you've inspired me to come up with something special for the invitation I'm working on. Thanks for that.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 07:14 pm
@Joeblow,
Basic scanning is easy. I haven't graduated from the easy stage that comes as shown in the directions of my not expensive machine. Before, I used to have a basic sort of free photo shop with my earlier imac, but I don't at present. Thus I can't fix focus and much else. I suppose I could learn to download it. If I remember, my olden canon scanner had some tools that were more advanced than my present Epson printer scanner.

Thanks for the answer, as I'll post more if there is interest. (I'm a saver of cards that matter, and some of them are creative plus.)

I have to figure out re privacy. I think NW would be please I posted about his missives; my 100 year old aunt would be sparked if she was still alive, and Sol Aquino is one of my all time favorite artists. Last I saw, his work was shown at the Robert Berman gallery in Santa Monica, but I haven't followed up in.. years.

I still have one of his quick drawings framed in my hallway - just wonderful. Ed Goldstein, mentioned on the invitation - the show was in his studio - was a good photographer in our building who was friends with a bunch of artists. I've lost track of him too.

I can't get into posting gallery postcards, or I'd spend the rest of this year posting, and regular gallery post cards are not quite what I'm after. Children's cards interest me too.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 07:50 pm
@ossobuco,
I’d love to see whatever you and others would be comfortable posting. The things I’ve kept could be sold as art cards I think, but were originals, by one of my brothers. He’d pen a few words on the back and stick a stamp on them. I loved (love) getting them.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 07:56 pm
One more. This is from a land designer and land artist - often the same thing in his case. I don't know about this particular project shown on his card, but post it for the humanity of the message besides the graphics. Nori is from Japan, a mentor, but primarily a friend.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Norissoledadcanyon216.jpg?t=1292637314



I'm going to have to show some silly stuff next.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2010 08:09 pm
@Joeblow,
That sounds right - whenever I get anything like this, not as often any more, it makes my day or week.

Scan, baby, scan...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 04:41 pm
Well, I've scanned some more.

This one is from Virgine Macias, a friend from France with Basque heritage. She made a living when I knew her by painting I don't know what you call this - vines and decorative bits on or in high end houses and elsewhere (I'm remember a certain resort in Mexico, plus a high end development). I might have posted some photos of her decorative painting work years ago on a2k - or maybe not.
She also was a fabulous cook. She is one of those people who is all the time artful, not so much working at being artful, that was just her.
(I wonder how she is.)

This photo is of a "card" with layers of rice paper - fragile, beautiful.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Virginesccard225.jpg?t=1293402800
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 04:53 pm
A card from my all time favorite art supply store -
There was a fancy pants store in Westwood village where you could wreck you paycheck in one effort, but Zora's, a mile or two away, was the place artists were comfortable in.

I'm glad I saved this card.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Zorascard218.jpg?t=1293403765
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 05:30 pm
from Barry and Jane -

I think I met Barry for thirty seconds once, but he and Jane have been together for a long time. I like him by connection. I had read about his art before they met.

She and I bonded in land arch school when I found out her VW bug sheltered her monstrous dog; if I remember, a great pyrenees..
well, and that we agreed on this and that.

Jane (I call her Miho) makes excellent gardens, with wit.

She is also one of the two people who pointed me to thrift shops for fun and artistic enjoyment. Or, at least backed up my enthusiasm.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/FahrandMiho231.jpg?t=1293404289

Here's Jane. I'll take this down if she objects.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Janewithdog232.jpg?t=1293405935
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 06:50 pm
Jane will talk with you straight. She is playful.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 06:58 pm
Ok, I'll do this once more and then I'll get it that no one gives a ****.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 07:04 pm
@ossobuco,
I think I'll just rest.

To some extent, this is not my business.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 07:37 pm
@ossobuco,
Or, I'll be back with more.
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:02 pm
@ossobuco,
Please come back with more. I'm enjoying them.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:05 pm
@Tai Chi,
Thanks.

What petunia tagged this as xmas, twice?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:43 pm
I have more to add, as I said while being snarly (sorry about that).

Shirley I'm not the only one.
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 06:13 am
@ossobuco,
Techno-idiot that I am, I have to figure out how to work the new scanner...(why, oh why, does nothing come with instructions anymore?)...and don't call me Shirley Cool
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 29 Dec, 2010 02:07 pm
@Tai Chi,
Maybe there are online instructions (for people like us..)
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