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Original pen and ink Folk painting. Hen and Egg

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    Posted 9 years ago

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    This is a small pen and ink I painted from a wood carved piece I designed. Fraktur is generally birth and baptismal documentation, but thousands of antique pieces are no more than just fanciful designs of small stature. I once restored antique Fraktur for the Mercer Museum collection in Doylestown, Pa and many reproduction works and original designs were offered when participating in the Doylestown Folk Festival.
    A funny story: I was at the home of a collector delivering a woodcarving. She toured me through the "room" where she showed her artwork. I commented: "wow, you have some beautiful Fraktur in your collection!"
    She gave a big chuckle and said, "get closer and look at the signature."
    Yes, I felt pretty dumb at that moment; all of the pieces were mine. One of a kind designs I had made to complement my show displays of Carvings and Oil paintings. I had painted so many, their fanciful designs all blurred in my memory. No wonder I liked them enough to be drawn to my own work! lol

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    1. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      I love it. Lovely and cute story as well.
    2. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Happiest of New Years to you Gina. I wish you great health and prosperity. xo
    3. junglehouse junglehouse, 9 years ago
      Thanks Aim, you have a great year of Jade Horse too! My health is improving. Was told to take coral calcium with meals for the usual bone density thing.... and guess what? haven't had acid reflux since! that was 6 weeks ago. Good riddance GERD!
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 9 years ago
      Wow, that is great news!! So happy for you :-) I hope your health continues to improve. I might have to look into that Coral calcium. Thank you for the information Gina xo
    5. junglehouse junglehouse, 9 years ago
      you're welcome! I have about 10 other people that tried it and said the same thing. It works...
    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 8 years ago
      Happy Easter Gina :) I hope all is well
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 12 months ago
      I just came across this painting….it made me smile to think of a hen’s pride and surprise at what she has just produced. :^D
      I really like pretty chickens…such as this cutie!

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