Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Dear Pansy

A hand-made Spanish one-of-a-kind card from 1904: the flower done in ink and gouache. Much foxing, some grime, but nonetheless oddly attractive in an old and slightly 'greasy' sort of way. I just finished reading Zoe Heller's novel Notes on a Scandal (from which the film with Judy Dench and Cate Blanchett was made) and it had some of the same characteristics. Fusty, besmirched, a bit foul. But choice nonetheless.

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