A House Dress Day

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller

A House Dress Day

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor

This is the first card in a series of window ATCs.  I am naming each window for how I think it describes a particular mood or condition of a woman.    The drapes in this one are somewhat comforting, like an old house dress and the way they are pulled closed reminds me of wanting to just pull the curtains and stay in my comfies all day.  There’s nothing sad or hostile about this window…. I just see comfort.

About Helen Keller

American author and activist Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880; she became blind and deaf after a childhood fever. When she was 7, Ann Sullivan famously coaxed her out of her sullen, angry shell and taught her to communicate. From then on, Keller took on the world. She graduated from Radcliffe, traveled the world visiting sweatshops and speaking out for the powerless, helped found the ACLU, and wrote eleven books. She died in 1968.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. lesliepaints
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 10:02:07

    Windows are a wonderfully cool idea for little ATCs. Your creativity is amazing, you know. The curtains look like they could be a flannel pajama print, also!


    • Beth Parker
      Mar 15, 2010 @ 10:10:02

      Thanks, Leslie! Yeah, flannel jammies are pretty comfy, too. 🙂

      Of course, I can’t take credit for the windows idea (this time) because I just joined a windows exchange at WetCanvas. I did a series of 9 window ATCs a couple years ago for a Canadian gallery swap. Their theme had to do with women, so that’s where the emotion or circumstance idea formed. I love windows and doors. They say a lot about a home. 🙂


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