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Zazzle currently has a 40% off sale on cards and more. You can view my stationery collection (and more) here: https://www.zazzle.com/imagesbycynthia

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… but I usually like to send them off with just a simple word or two like “Hi, how are you?” and conclude with a smiley face.  Okay, sometimes I say a bit more, like “remember to look at the sunset outside your window.” These are a few of the postcards available in my online shop.  You can view the full selection via this link:  ImagesbyCynthia Postcards

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How many legs does the frog have? That’s the question I wrote on the back of the Melissa’s Frog postcard that I mailed to my 3-year old nephew.  I’ve felt firsthand the quality of the posters, whether simple poster prints or archival heavyweight paper.  The mugs I’ve left out for display and watched as people remarked at the beautiful glazing.  My passion, of course, are the notecards and stamps.  They’ve sparked quite the conversation at my local post office.  Please see if there is anything of interest for you, your family, friends and colleagues.  Meanwhile, have a good weekend, folks.

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In the lobby of the Boston Public Library, you’ll currently find an exhibit of vintage postcards.  As I walked through the exhibit, I was reminded of how much I love sending postcards.  Plus I’ve been told a number of times this month how important postcards can be in sharing ones work.  So!  That’s all the impetus I need to produce some postcards of my work and send them out into the world.  If you would like to receive a postcard with my nature-themed images, or have a postcard sent to family, friends or colleagues, just send me a note with name and address to:  photographybycynthia[at]gmail.com. There’s no charge and addresses will not be shared.  A limited time offer through April 30, 2011.

To view my photos: http://photosbycynthia.smugmug.com/Nature

Read more about the postcard exhibit at BPL here.

Have a good day!

 

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Not hot.  Humid.  Very humid.  That was the state of the weather around Boston today.  The sky was filled with layers of gray-blue clouds.  Everything beneath seemed desaturated of color.  And what did I think as I wandered the city on my way into work:  how would Georgia O’Keefe paint this landscape?  What colors would she select from her kit to capture this surreal view?

O’Keefe has been influencing my view of the world ever since I stumbled upon the book, Abstraction, at the Somerville Public Library.  Created as part of the Whitney Museum’s recent art exhibit, the book highlights O’Keefe’s early abstract work, and includes transcripts of her letters written during the period.  The letters were only recently unsealed, twenty years after the painter’s death.  O’Keefe’s paintings have always inspired me and these early works are no different.  Her use of color, the lines and angles, how the light shifts and shadows are created … I became lost in each image on the page.

The images, while beautiful, did not surprise me.  It was the letters.  Most if not all, I believe, are correspondence between her and her future husband, Alfred Stieglitz.  In them, a very young and vulnerable O’Keefe paints with words her views of the world.  Of the sky at dawn, she writes, “… the sky was perfectly cloudless — a deep pink like a hot kiss where it met the ocean.”  And of jade artifacts at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, “… colors like you find in the mosses and lichens and soil of the woods — or even in the things washed up by the sea …”

Learn more about O’Keefe’s abstract art and her letters via the Whitney Museum’s exhibit website.  It’s well worth the effort!

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