Friday, December 18, 2015

Grammie's Raindeer -Postcard Friendship Friday #292

I posted this postcard way back in 2009.  I was perusing through my collection, when I found it again.  I remember the day I was scanning some of Grammie's treasured card and postcard collection into the computer.  That's when I found this precious postcard. 

At first I thought it was for Christmas, because of Santa and his Sleigh arching their way over the house. But then I noticed the trees were covered with pink blooms--and that Santa and his Reindeer were drawn onto the card.

Looking closer, I immediately recognized our Grammie's artistic styling. She had doodled over a stain on the card! If you notice, the little red Santa is dangling a bag of toys from his sleigh. What a wonderful, whimsical imagination she had. She would doodle faces and various scenes on cards, scrap paper, envelopes, old letters. I'm so glad I found this precious treasure and recognized it for what it was.
I adore the simplicity of line she used to create those sweet little Reindeer. I like to think I inherited some of my artistic talent from our dear little Grammie.  And so, this morning I have chosen to share her sweet artwork with you--with a merry Christmas to one and all.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You dear grandmother had a wonderful creative spirit, didn't she! How lovely that you found this cards among others! What a treasure! Hugs, Coralie

Lois said...

I'm sure you did! This is wonderful find. Thanks for sharing!

Clytie said...

Wow I'm glad you saw that! I don't think I would have recognized her doodles, though I have seen her drawings at times. Beautiful!

How like grammie to make the best of everything. Remember when she used old Christmas card fronts to cut into little pieces and send them to us as Christmas card puzzles? I always looked forward to getting a 'puzzle card'

Christine said...

How wonderful...and you can tell by the drawing that she had a good sense of humor.

Patty said...

How creative. I suppose it did throw you for a minute, seeing Santa and his sleigh but also seeing trees in bloom.

Hope your sister is recovering nicely and your Father. Also hope you're feeling much better.

JANN said...

THIS is a precious card, wow how creative your Granny was. Kinda made me think of all the little doodling art I have done through all the years. Beth, this so touched my heart - what a treasure to have. I love the idea of the santa & sleigh even in Spring with pink blossoming trees - precious :) YOUR right, I think your great talent in art does come from Grannie, she passed down the art torch to you, to inspire the world with beautiful creations! Sending my love and so admire you for your GREAT faith.
GOD bless us all....everyone.

Anonymous said...

How precious your grandmother was.
My hope is that someday, my grandaughter who is eight yrs old now. will remember the great things we have done together. YOU are one special lady to keep this and then recognize what she did on this card. Do you suppose she was thinking she could have repainted it in a winter scene?.. Is this a Charles Wysocki print or Linda Nelson Stocks?.. I just remember so many of the folk artists.. this is truly a treasure for you Beth.
Hugs, Darlene

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Paul van Yperen said...

Dear Beth,

I liked the simple style of this card and I also did not see that you grandma had drawn on the card. Your grandma had good taste - and you have too.

Merry Christmas, Happy PFF and I wish 2016 will bring you all kinds of good things!

Greetings from Amsterdam,