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Friday, February 06, 2009

The Last of the Postcards

Ta Da! 90+ postcards done and ready to go out into the world. This was more fun than I can say; the second batch I think was better than the first overall and I learned a lot by doing so many at once. I'm really convinced now that working on many pieces at once improves all of them.

The reason is that you brain doesn't get "stuck" and go over to the left side. You just stay with your intuition and that's really your best guide.

All of these are photographs of my family; after reading about Shepard Fairey's being sued I'm all of the sudden intimidated about swiping images off the net. I mean hello, these are collages.

And all innovation comes from mixing up the gene pool so to speak. You know my feelings on this.

Oops. There's one right there. (shhhhh!) But that really is my sister and I think of her a lot.

These are my great grandmother and her sisters that they called the big five. Gosh I'd like to meet them. Aren't they cool?

My daddy was wearing my little sister's cowboy hat that day. He was a real cut up.

That's my Buff Beauty rose there. Mmmmm, we had warm days this week and it won't be long until she gives me more blossoms.

I left home at 16. Nobody made me but myself; I was fated to strike out early and hard. It turned out fine.

Mama and grandma. This was the grandma that adopted my mother when she was 11 years old. They always had a good relationship. She was the grandma I was closest to; a warm, loving, sweet-natured woman who adored me and my sisters.

And that's the truth. Today I run errands and buy things. Wheee ... I'll get this economy rolling again. Hugs all around.

18 comments:

Jan said...

Judy, thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful work with us. You are truly an inspiration.

aimee said...

delightful! and they're all so different from each other! i think you're right that it's easier to work on a bunch of pieces at once - there's no time to stew over whether a piece is perfect or not. i love getting into that kind of creative groove. your lucky recipients - these turned out beautifully!

Sandy..... said...

Wow! You've been busy. They are all so unique and yet all so uniquely "You".
I started reading "Taking Flight" this week and was so excited to see your contributions to the book. Jan was right, you are such an inspiration!

Amy Stoner said...

wow...those are impressive, design wise AND the sheer amount of them! way to go!

hiddenart said...

Love, love, love the postcards.

Candace said...

How wonderful... gosh, Judy, I wonder sometimes if I should've struck out early early, too.

These are wonderful glimpses into your life, and into life itself, aren't they? The Big Five. LOL.

What joy it is to visit here!
Your Friend,

femminismo said...

Postcards are wonderful. Love the colors, images and photos. You're the best.

An Altered Life said...

Those are all fabulous, and so inspiring!

Stace and Rob said...

Thanks for your comment Judy, it was remarkable, a must see!
I haven't tuned into your blog in a bit, and was so knocked out by your postcard project, they are fantastic!
thank you!!!-stacey

Mary lin Huskamp said...

Thanks for sharing! I always love your work!

Ms Dragonfly said...

you make it look so easy, i wish i had your eye. i've got a lot of growing to do! beautiful work!

Paula McNamee said...

Judy, Wow- I like your new banner and all of the postcards- what fun and very inspirational. I have to scan my family photos to use them more in my art. I love the one with your grandmother and her sisters. love, Paula

grrl+dog said...

yes they are very free, you must have been in a complete zone doing all these...now what??

Jamie said...

Wow, Judy! Those are wonderful (literally full of wonder). I mean, WOW! Just the inspiration I needed today. I am going to start on ArtFest trades with a new appreciation for my collection of old family photos.

BIG X's and O's. :-)

diane said...

These are great, Judy. Oh my, what a great project this will be! You overachiever--I've only gotten to the cutting paper stage!

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Deb's Artful Journey said...

Love these! They are so inspirational. I made a few for V-Days postcard based on your inspiration. They were really fun to do and I didnt get stuck on if it was perfect or not. Thank you!