Monday, August 23, 2010

South Main Street, Janesville, 1912

Not much happening in the art department here,although I was pleased to get a state award for my paper collage of Haitian women.  Usually we just get a little paper certificate, but this time there was also a big ribbon, the sort of thing I have not seen since my days in 4-H.  I hung it on the refrigerator. Why not?

Tonight I plan to go to the life drawing studio in Whitewater, something I enjoy very much.  I missed a couple weeks because we were gone in Colorado, but  it's time to try and get some routines going again.

Today I stopped at Carousel Consignment and found this old postcard of South Main Street here in Janesville.  I digitally repaired a couple worn spots just to get a better idea of what it looked like when it was sent almost a hundred years ago.  Actually, the street doesn't look all that different today, although the building on the left has been replaced by a modern bank.  The right side of the street as shown here hasn't changed much at all.


laura said...

What a great find! I look forward to seeing your life drawings.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the award! That's exciting.

Sadami said...

Dear Sherry,
Congratulations on your award!!!
Go, go, Sherry!
Cheers, Sadami

Judybec said...

wonderful postcard!
cool about your BIG ribbon !!!