Friday, September 10, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Fall isn't far away and I know that because the lovely Beth has a postcard about cranberries today!

I do love the fall and I love cranberries, but I don't have a postcard that fits so,
here's a postcard that pretty much sums up the week here at Twisty Lane.

The lovely Cassie had an appointment with the Vet this week to be spayed so it has been very quiet the last couple of days as she recuperates. I'm happy to report that she is getting back to full speed and into mischief. 

The back of the postcard reads: "Cat, Rock, and Peonies, 18th century. (Chinese), 
Painting on silk. 
Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

The card is from a collection of cat postcards published by Running Press Books.

"CATS - what is it about them that appeals to the artist?
Perhaps it's their eyes: now dagger-sharp and penetrating, now new moons of contentment.

Maybe it's their range of attitudes: the hunter-cat, the regal cat, the cat asleep on the windowsill.

Or is it the fluid way these shape-shifting creatures carry themselves as they slink and pounce and curl themselves into drowsy bundles?

The subtlety of their temperament and their magnificence of form have earned cats a place in our hearts and at our hearths. We admire their independence, ponder their secrets (for surely they keep secrets from us), and indulge their idiosyncrasies.

The images in this book, created by artist from divergent cultures and different centuries, attest to the enduring appeal of the creature whose enigmatic personality stirs our curiosity. Here is a living creature that captivates and astonishes us like some mythological beast: here is the Cat."

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted each week by the lovely Beth.
Each week you'll see a variety of postcards from the old to the new, the comic to the serious, a true variety.

Wishing you well and a wonderful week.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cats inspire artists the world over!

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful, etheric postcard. I wish you awonderfull week too. Happy PFF>

Sheila said...

I have a cat asleep on my feet this very minute. He does bear a passing resemblance to the one on your lovely card, and looking down your sidebar, very like Cassie too.

Barb said...

A lovely kitty card which seems contemplative - unlike Miss Cassie in full health and form! Have a good weekend, Snap. I hope your sun is shining.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I think what appeals to me most about cats is their self-assuredness. They seem so darned convinced that they are on the right path. A lesson I could learn, perhaps. Also, their knowledge that they are taken care of. While us, mere mortals, struggle with the idea that we are loved and protected.

Crafty Christina said...

Ahhh, makes me wish I could have a cat!

Postcardy said...

I had one of my cats euthanized last Friday and I really miss her.

Life Goes On said...

Cats are wonderful, mine is in the bedroom. Love your side pictures of your sweethearts. thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

Lovely postcard! I'm happy to hear that your kitty is getting back to normal. Hope your next week is a good one too.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful postcard... My hubby collects Chinese stamps---so I would have recognized that cat anywhere, as being a Chinese cat!!!! Gorgeous!

Have a great weekend.

Aimee Dars said...

Glad to hear Cassie is recovering nicely. This is a lovely image - now I want that book of postcards!

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely postcard! Though I have to admit at first glance I thought it was a brain. lol Forgive me, please--at closer glance I realized this to be an exquisite postcard. And I ADORE cats!

Thank you for sharing this exquisite postcard! Happy PFF!

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

You've gotta check my blog!

Kate Tracton said...

Hey Snap,

I'm glad to hear Cassie is recovering and is getting back to her old self.

I have a deep fondness for Fareastern and Asian art. Especially Chinese silk paintings! Thanks for sharing this one here.

Have a wonderful weekend...


Lyneen said...

Beautiful silk painting... great post... Thanks for Sharing... Happy PFF

Vicki said...

Hello, my friend,
I always enjoy seeing your postcards each week. I am glad Cassie is recuperating and getting back to her normal self. Have a blessed Sunday and happy week ahead~Vicki