Thursday, March 8, 2012

Week 10 CANADA
Our Bookseller finds himself at home this week, taking care of the store while wifey flits up to Canada to see the Northern Lights again. Her sister generously drove her to see the Aurora Borealis in all its glory.  Rose has an obsession about them and will not sell books on the subject, hoarding them for herself.


 I forgot to change the handwriting on the generic card to mine, but this digitized so badly, you can't tell the difference anyway and will need the translation:

Dear Hank,

Thanks for taking over the store duties on your brief stay home. It was so wonderful to be able to see the Northern Lights again! My computer rendering does them no justice! I will be back before this card.
Love, 
Wifey

In her call to him, she tells him he can share what she is seeing in part by checking out the book: AURORA The Mysterious Northern Lights, by Candace Savage. Firefly. 2001. BUT, she warns him, DO NOT DARE SELL THAT BOOK!  She, of course, treasures it for herself.
If he can't find it:" just GOOGLE, and then look at Aurora Borealis in the various colors.  FANTASTIC!  Too bad the solar flare did not allow you to see it in NY this week."


For this image, I looked at various photos of the Aurora Borealis, and then did several fantasy 'paintings' with some of the colors, and merged two of them.


13 comments:

  1. Wow! what a great postcard.what bright and beautiful colours.

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  2. Super fantasy study! We see the aurora from time to time up here in northern Scotland. Absolutely mind blowing, sadly much to cloudy recently.

    Janet xx

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  3. I want to see the Aurora Borealis one day too! I love it!
    Wonderful card, it's full of layers of dreams and fantasies... ♥

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  4. Wow, fantastic job! I want to see 'em in Real Life

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  5. Wow!!!! That is a fabulous piece of creating, I love it :D XXX

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  6. Lovely artwork, beautiful colours. Caz

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  7. Beautifully dramatic. Saw those lights in person up in Churchill while looking for polar bears...spectacular!!

    xox,
    abby

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  8. Amazing card. I would prefer to see them for real too. A xx

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  9. It is my dream to see and experience an aurora borealis...the colors on your carte postal are AMAZING and oh so mysterious as they float about...I am glad 'wifey' got to see the lights...awesome. aloha.

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  10. Great card..what a treat to be able to see the 'lights'... a must see on my calendar. Great work!

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  11. There have been quite a few opportunities to see these beauties lately. Your card is a fabulous take on them! Good to see wifey travelling a bit

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  12. Gorgeous depiction of northrn lights. :)

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  13. Would love to see them, your most card is superb.
    Jen x

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