Sunday, March 09, 2008

Easter Bunny for Gudrun

Here is the Easter card I sent to Germany in an exchange project. We didn't know who got our names until we received our cards. My card came from Eskielady/Lynda. It was a Ukranian egg. Very detailed and very nice work.

I did two more Master's postcards for that exchange. One will go to Florida and one to Australia. I will post those after they arrive.

I almost didn't sign up for the Master's project. I have never really cared about studying art history. But I am pleasantly surprised that I am really enjoying the research of finding pictures I want to study and make. And I am not sticking to the more well-known painters.

I was not a history buff until I started researching about WWII trying to find information for my sister-in-law Dannie's father who died shortly after she was born. He was an American pilot for the RAF and went down on his second trip. The plane crashed in France and that is where he is buried.

Dannie knew very little about her dad, and we have found out quite a few details but not nearly enough. It's like he just appeared at the age of about 25. I haven't been able to find out anything about his family (except his dad's first name) or his childhood, schooling, etc. It would be nice to know if Dannie had more family than just her grandparents. And how her father became a pilot.

With her dad being born in Maryland, his time in the RAF, and his death and burial in France, it makes it harder to get information. Everything has to be done by internet or mail.

Well it is bedtime. I am tired and want to get up early and go to early service at church.




8 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Really enjoyed reading your blog postings since 1st March. Love the bunny. And how can you resist setting yourself down and painting the glorious landscape 10 mins from your house??? Its quite beautiful.

Roshanda said...

What a cute bunny! I will stop back to see if your master's paintings are up.

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, this is another great card. Good luck on your search for your friend.

Laurel Neustadter said...

The rabbit is wonderful. Love the colors and the textures.

Joan said...

Jeanne - You did a great job on your Easter card...such a cute bunny!

Ai said...

Your bunny is a sweet cutie.

Jeanette said...

Jeanne, there should be a Department of Veterans Affairs or similar what would perhaps have some records or have you tried that route?

Sweet rabbit drawing.

Anita Davies said...

Gorgeous!!!