This is an odd way to start a blog posting, I agree. But, the reason for the 6 words above is that I’ve just re-read UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, it had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the young United States. It’s actually believed to have helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War. I’ve read many slavery-related books, but this is THE AMERICAN CLASSIC. It gives real insight into all aspects of slavery. It inspired me to create two pieces of art for SUNDAY POSTCARD ART (sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) who declared their theme for this week to be…simply…ART! The first relates directly to slavery and the second is my nod to one of my favorite periods for the arts…an intellectual, social and artistic explosion…THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE period in New York City’s 1920’s. It was a true blossoming of African American culture…particularly the creative arts. Here, we heard the birth of JAZZ.
Choose joy, as our lives open up, bit by bit…but please continue to be safe and cautious. You’re precious to me.
Sending big hugs…Hope to see you for my next posting.