As I mentioned here, I am going to share more of these amazing Christmas cards painted by Mouth and Foot Painting Artists in the 70's, this month. They are all incredibly different, from traditional nativity scenes to cute trumpet playing 70's angels...I think most of you will find at least one you like.
Here's today's offering (it is one of my favourites)
Modern Nativity 1970
(from an original painted with the mouth by Irene Schricker)
Irene Schricker was born in 1927. She worked as a clerk until she was 19 when she contracted spinal polio. Unable to work, she returned to painting which was a hobby of hers as a child. She died in 1991. I wish I could share more info about Irene, but unfortunately that's all my searches came up with. Please drop me a line if you know more about her, she must have been an incredible woman.
p.s. speaking of cards, you could win a pack of lovely reread handmade ones here. Entries close on the 8th of December, so you'll have them in time for Christmas if you're the lucky duck who wins them.
p.p.s. not all of the Nuns were ruler wielding meanies! Here's a pic of me dressed up as Queen Elizabeth with one of the nice ones, Sister Elizabeth, taken in 1971.