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.
OMG…this is hysterical! I love how his belt is all tied in snug and high on his waist. This REALLY makes me smile…thanks for sharing.
Oh good. Thanks Mary Jane. Those were the days, huh? People wanting to look bigger. I miss those days.
I loved this. He certainly has the look of a Russian. Thank goodness the Olympiads don’t look like that.
Thanks. Yes, well except for those weight lifters and shot putters.
This collage definitely made me smile. I love your creative mind, Jodi. You’re the best!