Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cod....This Is Getting Tedious


Been looking at this painting for three days now.
Not that I am complaining mind you.
However, being 'house-bound' due to flu
I am not able and don't have the desire to go outside.

So I sit and watch the Olympics (I don't mind that)
and look around the house from my 'computer chair'.

I bought this folk-art painting last year and have it
sitting atop two bronze urns in the living room.

I do like it a lot and may have (probably did!)
posted about it before.
I believe it is set in Newfoundland
(Canada's youngest province.....1949).

It depicts three women laying out codfish for drying.
This was obviously when cod was plentiful
and before it was over-fished by a world
thinking it would last forever.

And to 'Josie' the artist,
a warm thank you.


22 comments:

  1. I imagine my mom would enjoy seeing this painting -- she grew up in Newfoundland and has spoken of this method of drying cod.

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    1. Hi Nancy. Your mom lived in Gander on the forces base there? Or she was Canadian?
      Yes, I bet she would recall seeing this practice of drying fish all over NFLD.

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  2. I've not see it before. Interesting. Hmm, can you imagine the flies? This 'Josie' I wonder if, she was young or old. The plank path/road is interesting. Please get well soon.

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    1. Oh yes I can imagine the flies!!....initially. I think the wind would help at this location by the sea to keep them 'at bay' so to speak, Sharon.
      for some reason, just a feeling, I think Josie was old.
      Today I am feeling a lot better, thanks. Even drove car to beach for Ron and Sophie!!

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  3. Ugh -flu is nasty. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon. In the meantime, enjoy all that spandex viewing!

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    1. Thanks Debra! And yes, we are enjoying the Olympic viewing!!

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  5. The flu...bleh! I hope you feel better soon. That is a really interesting and pretty piece of art. Yup, once upon a time cod was plentiful...like so many other things. Humans...the things we do.

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    1. And we both had the flu shot! But obviously we both got another strain of flu these past two weeks.
      Better now....and ready to go!
      I liked the child-like quality of the painting. And I see it as a piece of history in paint.

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  6. Nice picture! I love the colors. I just got in from shoveling snow... for the second time today. It's really coming down!! Sorry to hear your still not feeling well Jim... Get better! Spring is next month!!

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    1. Hi Bobbi! Much better today! YEAH!
      I guess we will get some snow but turning to rain overnight....and lots of it.
      Watch that shoveling!
      Yes March 20th can't come soon enough this year.

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  7. So you're housebound from flu! Still! Tedious is too mild a word! *sympathy* coming your way! Loved the painting. It is so Newoundland! And I love everything Newfoundland! I love everything Winter Olympics too! Go Canada! Do you know that on CNBC they are showing curling every day from 3-5 p.m. I mean Jim Cramer and Larry Cudlow have had their shows preempted by CURLING ~ in the US! I'm in heaven!!!!!! I haven't had much time to be on-line this week ~ too much going on! Take care!

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    1. Hi Louise, thanks. Better today and even outside with Ron and Sophie for a bit.
      I was hoping you'd see this post as I know your love for NFLD/LAB.
      We too are watching all the Olympics we can! I LOVE curling too and We will be watching the hockey game to night as THE STAR on Canada's team is from our tiny community.....Cole Harbour....Sid Crosby!! We must be hooked as we never watch hockey!! Enjoy.

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    2. Glad to hear that you are on the mend, Jim! I was at Parkway with Terry for the US/Canada hockey for the gold at Vancouver. I was the only one cheering for Canada! Boy was I getting grief! I was decked out in red and white and wearing a Canadian flag pin. Terry would not let me bring my big Canadian flag to the bar ~ Oh the things we elementary teachers have stashed away. Kurt Browning once saluted me in the stands when I stood up with that flag during his solo in a skating show Terry and I went to at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Terry dove to the floor so no one would see him with me and the flag! LOL! Husbands!!!!! Love, love Sid Crosby! When he score that overtime goal giving Canada the victory, I leapt into the air and cheered wildly. The rest of the bar and restaurant was silent. Terry just covered his face and pretended that he didn't know me ~ News flash E~P! Everyone knows we're together! I didn't catch the hockey game last night, but I was very happy to see that Canada beat Norway. I'm off to Parkway later today, and I'm going to have Des put one of the TVs on curling! Feel way better, my friend! P.S. I may get behind, but I see all your posts!

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  8. I like the painting. If you posted it before then I don't remember it. Having a bad memory means everything is new to me all the time. I have two movie reviews on my blog today. Perhaps you'd like to watch a movie.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thanks Janie! What a good idea to watch a movie tonight! Will check out your reviews. Been a while since we watched any movie.

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  9. that had to be a smelly chore, not to mention the flies and sea gulls. I'm not sure I could have handled being a pioneer type woman. Not that they had any choice. Hope you are feeling better...

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    1. I can just imagine the SMELL! But I bet Joanne their sinuses were clear!!lol
      They really did work hard.....a special breed of human.

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    1. Isn't it, Pat......fresh air, outdoors and hard work! Can't beat that!

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  11. Ohhhh I love the painting!!

    The flu is so miserable- I'm so sorry you have been unwell. I hope you continue to feel better-- this winter has been so dreary and long!
    Vicki

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