Saturday, 18 February 2012

another post card


Well, I've actually done my card in time for the challenge this week. Amy is having a hard time, so there's 2 cards this year.

I've based my card on the place we always went to as kids (though the story is not autobiographical). And despite the rain, and the stones, I grew fond of it. So sorry Pen, if you think I've given you a bad press.

This is only my second ever painting (for the first see the Spanish postcard). Now clearly I'm not very good at this, but I really enjoyed doing it.
The text says (if I've got it right) Welcome to Wales. The letters are die cuts.













      
The card reads:
                                                                Aug 70 Penmaenmawr
Dear Miss
                You were right- why didn't I see it? Got back from WW1 battlefields to find war on the home front. Dad had left!! Well, he was there to see me, but his stuff was gone. Mum says he has a trollop! So that's why I'm in a wet field in Wales - spending time with the perfidious* one. No sign of any trollops, but we've got this tent for a week! There's not much here- a long sandy beach and a short stony one. It's grey water, grey stones, some tussocky grass and then the railway which we cross on a rusty iron bridge. Oh and there's an ancient bus ( a sort of mobile museum piece, we get to the village) We spend our time walking and talking and sitting outside pubs, more talking, but skirting round all the big stuff. Dad's still the same ie boring+ funny+annoying+bald etc so I don't know why everything has to change. Actually I bet it wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for Mum's harebrained Brazilian scheme. Why does nobody ever tell me anything.
* A word from mum                        Love me

13 comments:

  1. a great painting Jan.. got all the shading in the right places.excellent... a good storyline...look forward to your next painting.x

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  2. Great painted postcard! Looking forward to next weeks!

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  3. Lovely daffodils - such vibrant colours :o)

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  4. flowers are lovely and beautiful blue sky. like the lettering

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  5. wow! can only imagine what is in store for us if this is just your second painting! really good work!

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  6. a very beautiful card jan. xx

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  7. your daffodils are gorgeous, really well done. You should be proud of it, have confidence and lets see some more. x

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  8. Daffodils look fantastic! Love the story, too. :)

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  9. Your daffs stand out beautifully against that glorious blue sky :D Poor Amy life seems so frustrating for her at the moment :) XXX

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  10. Beautiful daffodils on a warm spring day! Great storyline too.

    Janet xx

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  11. You really should give yourself more credit for this painting. Stop being your own worst critic, it's very well done!!! ♥
    Looking forward to next weeks card! :)

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  12. Great painting of the daffodils.
    Jen x

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  13. What a FABulous carte postale...you are a 'creative one' expressing beauty and imagination. happy daffodils...Aloha.

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