Given the recent Olympics in Russia, I thought it would be a good time to showcase this Russian with his mad leprechaun hat and big padded coat. I love this guy. The old photo was found in a Smithsonian magazine–pages of images that they had never published. I think from the late 1800s, but at any rate it said he was a carriage driver and back then it was a sign of prosperity to be fat so they would wear heavily padded coats to look bigger. My friend Anne said, “He’s a real vodka and potatoes kind of guy.” Yessiree. I’m pretty sure he would have shared my affinity for jelly doughnuts, too. The background image is from a decor magazine–I just loved the Black Lemon painting by Donald Sultan ( http://www.donaldsultanstudio.com )–such a striking image and one I never would have thought of making. People are so interesting, the things they come up with. This is a simple collage card, just the two pieces glued together. It reminds me of that Sesame Street song,”One of these things is not like the other…” But I like their similar sepia colors and…oh, I don’t know…the two large things together? I guess I like their randomness. Makes me smile. I hope you are smiling too.