Friday, December 21, 2012


Just a little hint of what we're up to as we printed this year's batch of holiday cards. This one is sort of like a riddle. Jake did the block cut for the fronts of the cards, then I printed a mystery line for the text. When you get one and you figure it out, let us know.

Answer revealed on the website, and I will explain how I was driving Jake crazy with a funny story at the wren and the mistletoe.

For those of you who are in on the secret, don't reveal.

I did the broken arm block cut, just for fun, on the envelopes!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


"she died of shock" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

Follows Wife in Death

Dr. Jordan regained consciousness for a brief period Saturday morning. His condition was such that he was not informed of the death of his wife, who passed away in the Dalton hospital about two hours after the accident.

Mrs. Jordan suffered broken arms, broken legs and pelvic fracture and died of shock. Dr. Jordan suffered a broken arm and head injuries and his death was attributed to shock.

source: The Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Ohio, Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Sunday, December 9, 2012


"patient at bluefield sanitarium" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.


Miss Katherine Guthrie, Raleigh terrace is a patient at Bluefield sanitarium, under treatment for a broken wrist sustained in a fall, Thursday afternoon.

source: BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH, Bluefield, W. Va. Saturday Morning, Jan. 6, 1940.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


"she was still not out of danger" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

In this series I will select random photographs and crop out their identities then paint them with an X on their "broken arm". I have done some research and found unconnected but relative stories, which I will be presenting with each painting.

Nebraska Representative Dies After Accident

By United Press

MORRILTON, Ark., Jan. 3 — Representative George H. Heinke of Nebraska died last night of injuries suffered in an automobile collision near here Dec. 28. He was 57 and serving his first term in Congress.

Mrs. Heinke, 51, who suffered a broken arm and fractures of both legs in the accident, was recovering but attendants said she still was not out of danger.

source: El Paso Herald-Post, Jan. 3, 1940

Saturday, December 1, 2012


"mia" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

"liam" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

Christmas gifts for my sister-in-law.