Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friends Emily Dickinson Charles Thysell and the simple life

I have this card from Trader Joe's.  I don't know when I bought it, but the envelope is missing. 
Yet, the art is what is captivating and perhaps why it was saved.
"My Friends have made the story of my life"

The cover on the front is by Charles Thysell Minneapolis, Minnesota
The simplicity of the card art is awesome and the emotions, reflections that perhaps are behind the artist.

From the website:

“I think that people today are looking for value in their lives and appreciating the simple things that have value. We are all together. We are all in the same boat now and feeling for each other. We are poorer but don’t necessarily live poorer. People are finding value in their own backyards, doing things together. There is more appreciation of the best things in life – your partner, your friends, your children, your pets, your home, your garden.
“My wish is to coax people into identifying with simple things. I don’t do a lot of splash. It isn't going to jump out at you. My work is just there. Inviting, I hope, but not the kind of thing you have to struggle with to have that ‘aha’. The ‘aha’ is right there. At hand. Understood.
“We are affected by art, and I want to pull a few more people into the eye of the storm where it is quiet. It’s ok to be buffeted by the wind; that’s going to happen in life and some good can come of it. But I want the pieces in this show to be very homely, simple, and close by.”

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I have a few things on Etsy, more to be introduced in 2013. 

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