Monday, February 08, 2010

presumed lost.....


Last week, one of my colegues called me into her office and said that she had something for me. I magine my surprise when she handed me my long lost postcard! You can see it in it's humble begining here
There were quite a few things that happened to other postcards that not everyone agreed with and some people "fixed" a few things on the cards that passed through their hands. You can see the progression of the postcards that passed though me by clicking on the link "post cards" at the bottom of the post. There is one card whose progression through me is missing and I have to admit that it was so uninspiring to me that I forgot to take a picture of it.
Here is a detail of the front of mine.
And here is another detail of some fine stitching and a bit of bead work.
The one thing that seemed out of place to me was the small green object that was dangling from a red thread. Any one care to guess what it is suppose to be?


I was baffled until I looked at the back and saw this......
And actually, I am still a bit baffled. On something so rich with golds, why the funny felt lettuce? Maybe the guy on the front is suppose to be the laughing buddah who makes the lion go around and find the lettuce. The red string symbolizing the money.
Even though the lettuce is strung to the front, I like it better hanging over the back where it makes more sense when paired with the story. The green just, in my humble opinion, doesn't work with the front.

In any case, I am happy to finally have my postcard back. There is one, at least that was lost somewhere along the way and has not been seen since. Maybe it's hanging out with the handmade soap that I tried to send my sister a number of years ago. With Canada Post, you never know!

4 comments:

mira's papa said...

I don't understand the lettuce and lion thing at all, neither from the story or the image. Guess that's why I'm not an artist. It just looks like a green thing to me. Some of the other stuff that was added looks interesting enough though.

tanita davis said...

Guess you could always embroider the green a bit with gold... it does seem to need... something...

I do like the Buddha, though.

Julia said...

Lettuce accept the story as is.

Maybe your other postcard is being held up by a procrastinators.

mira's papa said...

Mamoo, Never underestimate the Canadian Postal Service. The year after I graduated from university I sent a letter to a classmate who had moved to Toronto. I put the numbers for the street address in Roman Numerals (just for fun). That letter took three months to get delivered. Three months, just because of Roman Numerals. Unbelievable.