Today's card was also painted by Irene Schricker. It is quite different to her card which I posted yesterday...
The Three Kings
(from an original painted with the mouth)
Yesterday I wished a knew more about Irene, turns out all I had to do was read the back of this card. It says:
I. Schricker, a very devoted girl, contracted polio on the eve of her wedding. Being a member of the Association for Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, she likes painting religious paintings and landscapes.
If that doesn't tug at your heart strings I don't know what will! Just imagine, a young bride, head and heart full of love and excitement, about to marry the man of her dreams...
(knowing this makes Irene's ability to teach herself to paint with her mouth even more inspirational)
I almost wish I didn't make such a sad discovery.
Now I just want to know more...I'm wondering if her fiance stuck by her/cared for her, if they married, had children etc etc.
Another card tomorrow and a retro Christmas recipe, you probably won't want to try!
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