Sunday, April 22, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 16~ ROMANIA

So another week of travels for our two "Acquaintances"- This time Darcy picked the country of Romania-Full of Dracula stories and tons of castles. I prefer to think of Romance when it involves Romania-like sweet food,flowers, beautiful pottery , rugs and shawls. So this was  the direction I went this week -bright ,colorful  and  things that make us feel good & beautiful. (instead of dark & spooky werewolves & vampires).

Front of Card

I based this card on a some pottery & rugs  I found on the internet.
Done in Prismacolors colored pencils- Romania produces
some really amazing rugs influenced by Turkish  designers.

Back of Card
 Correspondence:
"Alexander,
So Mr. Graham I finally know you full name! I'm guessing you must be a relative to Alexander Graham Bell-given your famous "family line"-
Also  I referred back to your previous postcard from Canada;
which said you were attending a gala at a museum in honor of your relative-
Am I'm correct?
Your job I have no idea-so please share.
I'm in Romania at a sheep auction -for my farm.
Brought a new shawl and pottery
Can't wait to hear from you soon,
Melite "

Page In Book
A bright & colorful  shawl based on an postage stamp from
Romania .
This was done in  watercolors and gouche.
I believe the original was actually a rug ,but I wanted something
to keep Melite warm and make her  feel beautiful.


Postcard in the Book



So Let's do a quick  four month review-
 Melite & Alexander have been writing to each other for over 4 months now-
They met in Austria; of which Melite has no memory of-
Alexander finally revealed his full name to Melite recently
(his job is a mystery yet?)-
Melite's last letter from Romania relates "She can Not Wait to hear" from Alexander again....
Are you still wondering where this story is going?
   Well keep coming back to read more.

            Happy Creating
              Fotojoy/Joyce


22 comments:

  1. love your postcard, an excellent painting, great colours to. interesting story, really good read...

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    1. Thank you Mags- The story is progressing well ...

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  2. it's beautiful. I agree with Mags the colors are great and the story too. <3

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    1. Jamie thank you for the kind words-will be to everyone's sites tomorrow to see what topic they did.

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  3. This is such a bright and cheerful card! Your pottery looks fabulous ...and the shawl is amazing! As to your storyline....I'm hooked! :D XXX

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    1. Thanks Gina!! It just so happened when the challenge started I had a few ideas what the story should be But the countries selected just add to it ...

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  4. Goodness, has this challenge been going on for 4 months?!
    Thank you for the recap- I've missed a few of your cards Maybe I need to go back to the beginning and start with Austria... :)!

    Lovely drawing and nice colors. Looks like domestic bliss to me. I love Melite's name.

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    1. Natalie thanks for the kind words & definitely review the previous postcards-Because there are several hints as to what Alexander does for a living...

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  5. Super postcard and I love the theme you have chosen, quite different from the rest. Thank you for the story recap, it is difficult to remember from week to week. Gorgeous book page, I just love hand made carpets/shawls.

    Janet xx

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    1. Janet thanks once again for leaving a comment- Never sure if anyone reads the storyline but it is getting Very intersting....

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  6. That is one fantastic looking shawl/page. I think I'd rather go looking for pretty pottery and textiles than hunt for vampire castles.

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  7. Same here-- I'm just not in a dark mood right now -Who knows that may change as the story progresses...

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  8. What a good idea to put the recap in !! Your postcard is beautiful as is the page for your book. A xx

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    1. Thank You Alison - Are you enjoying the weekly challenge as much as I am ? Amazing what you can learn on the net...

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  9. Oh yes, definitely coming back to read the rest of the story!!! :)
    I love this weeks card, it seems so easy to draw but I always struggle with round shapes like pots and mugs... Well done! ♥

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    1. Thank you for the very nice comment- I agree I have an issue with keeping things in proportion- so that's why each week I challenge myself to do something new-

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  10. Lovely drawn postcard and super colourful page. Thanks for the story synopsis I confess some of the characters have gotten a bit confused in my head as I go from story to story. Can not draw but am trying can do a mug and a jug so far, not fit for public view though yet lol!
    Jen x

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    1. -Thanks Jen - I know some of the stories have had some twist & turns that's why I thought I'd do the synopsis. Drawing is not my thing either; but I'm challenging myself each week.

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  11. I love a good mystery... now you said you wanted to avoid vampires... but isn't that Vlad the Impaler on your stamp?!!

    I'm glad you painted your still life though. It has real character and feels rustic and Romanian through and through. Nice work.

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  12. Ooh how spooky is this... the words I had to type in the captcha thing were

    vamp and impale....

    wooo.........

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  13. OK, they weren't really.... but I bet I freaked you out for a moment there!

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    1. LOL -You found a secret twist to the story?...

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