Thursday, June 11, 2020

Another altered Postcard

2020-20
I was gifted with an old postcard album. The album had a label inside that said Stuttgart. No other identification. The postcards were mostly black and white. Nothing was written on them and they were in the album with those little black corner thingies that held them in place. There were from France, England, and Germany. They appeared to be from the 1940s. They were found in a house that some acquaintances purchased a number of years ago, and recently, while clearing things out, decided to pass this album along to me. YAY, lucky me. This is the first card that I've altered.

Here's the story I wrote on the reverse:
Motorists rarely used this route, so the large painting didn't create any traffic problems. However, how it got there remained a mystery. It remained there until weather conditions caused it to disintegrate.

Monday, June 08, 2020

A fun day of altering vintage postcards!

2020-14
The enormous shell appeared on day. No one knew who put it there or even how it was put there. It was quite an inconvenience. Too heavy to move, it remained there.
2020-15

When John Oliver popped over the door, several passers-by fainted and one was heard to say- "oh, dear."
2020-16










They were startled out of their boat when the large painting appeared floating in the calm lake.




2020-17
It was never discovered who placed the large shell on the monument. It appeared one day. Children loved to listen to the sound of the sea.







The large shell appeared one day and there-after was used as a marker - "go past the house with the shell and turn left at the next corner."
2020-18



2020-19








A large painting was installed on the lawn as part of The Landscape Beautification Project. Visitors found it saccharine and unappealing. It remained for years.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

A new Creative Sprint CLASS! Days 1 and 2

Introduce yourself!
 Day 1 - Introduce yourself. I rubber stamped my name on a postcard multiple times. Simple. But I didn't see where to put text on this first one. Oh well. Learning curve.
Day 2 - make something to hold in the palm of your hand. In the past, I'd make a tiny folded book. This time I made a tiny mask, since I'm making masks for family members. It's for this new doll, which I got for our grandgirl. She can't come over and get it, so I'm "playing" with it. We did a zoom meeting as I opened the package and dressed the doll as she wanted me to. Fun.  And I figured out how to add text! It's a new platform for me.

How people make these tiny doll clothes is amazing. My fingers are too big!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Thank YOU, Gracias, Danke, Grazie, Mercie Arigato

To all of the people who are on the front lines during this time of the plague. To the medical personnel, and to the people who clean up at the medical facilities, to the food service people, the grocery store clerks and stocking people, to the bus drivers, and the delivery people, the farm workers, to those choosing to do the hard work, the scary work, and those not being able to make a choice about it, for whatever reason, THANK YOU.

And to those stepping up to figure out how to make face shields, volunteers who sew cloth masks, volunteers who use their laser cutters, and 3D printers to figure out how to make protective gear. To the Researchers who are working tirelessly to come up with a vaccine. To the people who volunteered to have antibodies tested on them. To so many more, THANK YOU.

(thanks for ChristopherArndtPostcards.com for this cool postcard)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Random photos during time of Isolation

my "office-studio"

Made banana bread

wrote post cards

Sat in front and watched street

Important information
And I've started to write poetry. I've got 9 poems written so far, in 10 days indoors.  You can read them on my instagram @mimgolub if you'd like or on Facebook where a couple of them are in Spanish, translated by friends of ours because I wanted to have a collaborative experience with them.  Our kids business is going all on-line.    See what they're doing by clicking on the link. Be safe, wash your hands, don't touch your face (teacher voice)
more office but with book & breakfast

Noah's design for ALR

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Girl

In front of a scene.
 I can't remember what artist painted this girl, or the era it was painted in, I can't give credit, which bothers me, but I like her a lot and had fun trying her out with different backgrounds.

I'm still having trouble, after all this time, with my ChromeBook and still regretting my decision to be frugal, and NOT get the Apple laptop. Oh well. The struggle to get images up continues.
A travel scene.

In Mexico!

Some color.

Brighter color is nice.

This deep color is nice, too.
What do you think? Should I keep going with this girl?

The possibilities are endless, to state the obvious.

Let me know what you think?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Autumn has come, finally.

On Monica's street

On Monica's street
Sweater and scarf weather finally arrived. It happens so quickly here. It seems that it's summer, oh so hot, then the next day, swoosh, leaves are falling and the scarves come out. It feels great.

Another altered Postcard

2020-20 I was gifted with an old postcard album. The album had a label inside that said Stuttgart. No other identification. The postcard...