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    Quote Originally Posted by CastleQueen5 View Post
    Oh FundyGirl you are making all these great cards. I doubt I have enough to trade for all the cards I want from you. KUDOS to a great artistic day you must have had.
    Thank you. It was very freeing to just play with nothing particular in mind for a change. I had a great weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnacr View Post
    somnia - I was thinking of Hosting a Valentine's Day Athon running Fri 11- Mon 14. Would anyone else be interested in playing?
    I'd be totally in! Kind of addicted to ATHONS now.
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    #1 Wood Duck and Decoy
    #2 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
    #3 Wood Duck
    #4 WPA Tennis
    #5 WPA Zoo

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    The posters upon which the stamps were built were created by Depression-era artists employed by the Poster Division of the WPA Federal Art Project. The designs were originally created to support the civic-minded ideals of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.

    “It is undeniable that Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood the importance of visual design and how it could communicate powerful messages of optimism, hope and perseverance."

    These stamps commemorate the work of Roosevelt's most ambitious New Deal program and the artwork generated from the WPA artists. Much of the artwork adorned public buildings built by WPA employees.

    Formed in 1935 as the Works Progress Administration — renamed Work Projects Administration in 1939 — the WPA provided millions of jobs during the Great Depression. Lasting until 1943, the WPA’s Federal Art Program’s Poster Division was absorbed into World War II programs.

    WPA artists greatly advanced silkscreen-printing, an economical medium, also employing woodblock and lithographic processes. At the height of the Federal Art Program, cities in 18 states had Poster Project offices, printing 2 million posters of approximately 35,000 designs.

    Posters were displayed in public spaces and municipal buildings to encourage domestic travel, education, health, conservation and other civic ideals, while stimulating morale and the economy. Decades of obscurity followed the posters’ disappearance from the American scene but appreciation of the posters’ distinctive style and artistic influence has grown since their re-discovery.

    Background on Poster Designs
    Many records about the Poster Division are long lost. Known poster office locations and publication dates are as follows:

    “Hiking,” Chicago, 1939.
    “Field Day,” Chicago, 1939.
    “Discover Puerto Rico, U.S.A.,” New York City, ca. 1936–40.
    “City of New York Municipal Airports,” New York City, ca. 1936–37.
    “Visit the Zoo,” Pennsylvania, ca. 1936–41.
    “Work With Care,” Philadelphia, ca. 1936–37.
    “The National Parks Preserve Wild Life,” New York City, ca. 1936–39.
    “Work Pays America! Prosperity,” New York City, ca. 1936–41.
    “See America Welcome to Montana,” New York City, ca. 1936–39.
    “The United States’ First Foreign Trade Zone,” New York City, 1937.

    The posters featured on these stamps are from the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, which houses the largest collection of WPA posters.
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    I'd be very interested in a valetine-a-thon.

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    Donnacr - I love the way you used the animals from the card I sent you. I knew you would do good things with those beasties (post 137, cards #38 - 40)
    "If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and the voice will be silenced" Van Gogh

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    I'd love to do a valentine-a-thon.

    Here are a few more from me. (Still Available: Friends)
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    And a partial extend-a -scene that I call "Brushes vs Pen-cils". (TRADED)
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    A couple of people commented on the penguin from my yellow collage. It's a sticker from this book, which is available at bookoutlet.ca for a good price (in Canada).



    The book is full of wacky stickers. They have ugly borders that need fussy cutting, but I think it's worth it.

    Sorry that book cover is so big
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    This athon could go on forever - I will never exhaust my supply of stamps!

    Attachment 228913 PSAthon 34 - Before and After

    Attachment 228914 PSAthon 35 - Woof TRADED
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    A few more from me. Mixed media background with papers, paints, inks.

    Attachment 228915 Peafowl and Butterfly

    Attachment 228916 Guinea and Butterfly

    Attachment 228917 Parrot and Butterfly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo.on.the.go View Post
    This athon could go on forever - I will never exhaust my supply of stamps!
    Jo, I agree. I have so.many.stamps!

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    Donnacr - your mailbox is full but Froggie is yours! I'll check back later and reply about everything else.

    I have just cleared out my mailbox because it was just about full also.
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    Well... I'm sorry I missed this one! I'm a bit of a late-comer to the whole postage stamp thing, but I made a few for the Post-Christmas ATART and a few more for the Postage Stamp Mixup 3 swap... and now I am HOOKED on stamps. Going through this thread I felt like a kid in a candy shop: I want. I WANT. I WANT!!!!

    Some seriously marvelous cards here! Kudos to all!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanvan View Post
    Some stamp people cards - I had so many ideas and so many stamps, but I don't think I'll have time to make any more. Really enjoyed all the great stamp cards!
    All three of those are so clever. I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanvan View Post
    My granddaughter Emma made this cat stamp card using a faux stamp. Actually it might be a REAL stamp ...

    How old is your Grand daughter? I thought she was pretty young. She did a great job. I wonder sometimes if the stamps I have saved. (not off the envelope of course) are real stamps or just fun stamps to use as whatever in art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somnia View Post
    A couple of people commented on the penguin from my yellow collage. It's a sticker from this book, which is available at bookoutlet.ca for a good price (in Canada).



    The book is full of wacky stickers. They have ugly borders that need fussy cutting, but I think it's worth it.

    Sorry that book cover is so big

    Book outlet has it for $11.35 US

    Amazon $12.91

    and the have a biblio themed one too.
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    I went to get my blood work done for my oncologist, then to my PCPs other office to get some samples of a new drug she wants me to use. I used it before with my last PCP. Ugh.
    They were taking so long to hand me the samples that I told them I was going to the Police station ( to report them, haha). they laughed, but really to drop off some collars, and leashes for the Humane society/animal control. Small town and they are inner connected.

    So when I went back I still had to wait. Finally got to Safeway for the grocery list that my daughter gave me. I listened to Meatloaf via my phone and some blue tooth thing my hubby had in the car. I was so empowered when I figured out how to use it, a few weeks ago. Last time I listened to Bob Seger on the way to Benson. Anyway Meatloaf has some really long songs. Really long. my trips to town are a 30 minute travel time. I think I got through 3 songs both ways. I was listening to my faves of his , Two out of 3 ain't bad and I would do anything for love.


    So I have eaten some lunch, I have me feet on a heating pad, and dont want to move.

    The rest of the day is mine. Or yours, I guess since I plan to see what else I can create. OR I could crawl in bed, cover my cold feet and read a book.
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    You had a busy day CQ! Feet on the heating pad sounds just right.
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    Traded - for Sniisk and Hilla
    My APC add
    I am interested in trading for cancelled US international stamps - specifically the succulent, globe and the new flower stamp - please pm me.

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    I thought I was going to get a few cards finished. I did start a few, but I decided to take more time to make them and not rush. Especially for my Gregory Hines stamp, of which I only have two left.

    I received a lot of inspiration looking through all of your cards. Thanks!
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