Friday, January 06, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012

The first postcard for the challenge is from Austria. My two characters are:

Madeline aka Maddie Hatter
53 Daily Court
Jasmine, FL 30339
Maddie is retired. She is a Fabric Designer.
and
Ruth Van Voss
1220 Flash Terrace
Journey, New Mexico 43300
Ruth is retired. She is a Hat Designer.

They met at a banquet, in Boston, MA, for their husband's Ship Reunion. The men served on the same ship...more to follow.

Ruth travelled to Austria for inspiration for a new project she is working on. "Just because one is retired doesn't mean they stop their love of creating" she told Maddie. Maddie totally agrees with her and says "she'll never stop creating her fabrics". They laugh...

Inspiration is Gustav Klimt and Austrian Lace. Think maybe my images should be larger here, what do you think? Actual image is a slightly darker and richer than photo. Also funny keeping the two characters straight...who's who.



Ruth's message reads:
Maddie, Thought of you as I travelled the art and fabric sites. Eye candy everywhere. Purchased lots of goodies for you. Will send them before I leave. Excited to return to my studio.
My best, Ruth

Loving the project, Darcy. Thanks.

29 comments:

inki said...

Lovely art!

Darcy said...

oo gorgeous, love the lace on top, great contrast. I should have scrolled down to read the message, instead i sat with my head on one side to read it hahaha

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful art... Just want to touch it. And love the characters already... I imagine they are going to be a hoot!

lorig said...

love the lace inspiration for the ladies who like fabric and textiles.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

oops completely sidetracked for 20 mins by other posts and blogs you mentioned.....Another really good original idea :)

cindyw said...

I love your postcard it is beautiful. I love your storyline and can't wait to read more.

Joanna said...

LOVE this homage to Klimt, really lovely. I wonder what Ruth and Maddie will get up to.....?!

Tammy Freiborg said...

Gorgeous ... lacey Klimt! And two feisty woman who will always create.

Musicalscrapper said...

love the postcard front - and the hadnwriting on the back is exquisite!

My Heart Exposed Yarns said...

gorgeous artwork just love it
Helen xx

Gina said...

Gorgeous subtle tones to your artwork, and beautiful storage :D XXX (love the name Maddie Hatter lol)

Alison xx said...

Beautiful,beautiful artwork. A xx

NatashaMay said...

Klimt is always a wonderful inspiration. :) Gorgeous card!

WrightStuff said...

That's just so pretty - I adore how you mixed in the lace with Klimt background. Really really lovely.

teri said...

You have captured the feeling of some of the very ornate and intricate artwork of Austria. Lovely!

craftattack said...

Love the *Klimt Lace* -just beautiful! Valerie

Esther said...

Love love love this..especially how you've decorated the back to match, gorgeous...great characters too..Esther xx

Janet said...

Wow! This is so artistic and opulent. Love the conversation - I shall enjoy watching the designs develop.

Janet xx

Lulabelle said...

Love your postcard! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Manon said...

I just wished I was Ruth and what a wonderful postcard!

Maz said...

Ooh, lovely postcard. Looking forward to seeing your story unfold. x

Sabrina said...

I so want to hold your card and check out the textures in person. It looks absolutely amazing!

Sandra Hoogland said...

Oh, how gorgeous! ♥

Tracey said...

ooooooo your postcard is utterly gorgeous and so lush, loving the lace and the way it correlates to the story, fabulous start to the challenge, cant wait to see what you have in store for this week xxx

debbi taylor said...

I love the colours that you have used on this card x

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Texture heaven! Love this art to bits!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your art and following you in this adventure. *smiles* Norma

iamrushmore said...

beautiful art work, both front and back!

Jen said...

Late joining in so playing catch up,lLovely art work.
Jen x

postcard printing said...

This is very beautiful and very amazing! Its colors are very amazing and interesting. I like him and love it. Lovely your art work.