Friday, August 27, 2010

Gingersnap Challenge #65 Famous Painter or Painting

Gingersnap Challenge #65 Famous Painter or Painting closes on Sunday.  I couldn't come up with anything.  I had a few ideas, but they involved looking for some postcards from an art class I took a year or so ago.  The thought of trying to find anything in any of the places they might possibly be staying safe is daunting.   So I was going to let this one go.

In May I was in an antique store and they had bags of used postage stamps for a dollar.  I grabbed a couple of bags.  One bag has stayed in my sight since I purchased it, the other one disappeared.  Tonight the 2nd bag just materialized (things do that here).  It was stuffed full, I found some stamps that fit perfect in the Gingersnap challenge.  So I made a quick, simple ATC!


The artist are Mary Cassatt, John Trumbull and Thomas Easkins.  Art history is definitely not one of my strong suits, so I did a little research.   Each name is linked to an article on Wikipedia.

I guess the art classes I've taken have left a small impression on my brain!  I didn't remember Mary's name, but I recognized one of her paintings, "The Boating Party"!!!  I am totally impressed! lol I thought I recognized John Trumbull's name before I looked up his art work, after I looked him up I didn't recognize any of the paintings.  I didn't recognize either Thomas Easkins' name or paintings.  Like I said, art history is NOT my strong suit.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Linda

11 comments:

  1. great idea for the challenge and great ATC!

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  2. Fabulous ATC! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Famous Painter Challenge!

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  3. Very cool ATC, Linda! I love the blue color scheme...it gives off a very oceanic vibe. Playing with postal stamps can be fun, huh?!? Great antique store find!! :)

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  4. What a fabulous idea! I love this ATC - so very cool. (And I do the same as you, BTW - put things in places so safe, they are even safe from ME, ROFL!!)

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  5. I love your ATC!!! And that was so inventive of you to use postage stamps!! I just keep telling myself... Oh I can't participate I don't have an appropriate stamp!! Geesh!! As for putting things in safe places, I do that all the time and sometimes, they are right in front of me!!!

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  6. Love it! Love postage stamps, and this is a wonderful use for them!

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  7. Faulous creation Linda and they look like awsome stamps!

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  8. Lovely collage - the stamps are great.

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  9. Such a fantastic ATC!! Love that you used the postage stamps! Only 28 days for you!!

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