Thursday, May 28, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 59

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

What the world needs now . . . 
Postcard no. 67.  I am swell.  Wish you were here. by Suzanne Coley
Is Love, Sweet Love


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/28/2020
49,709 confirmed cases 
2,428 deaths   3,468 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/28/2020
366,733 confirmed cases 
29,529 deaths    64,954 recovered

Total in United States: 1,721,753 confirmed cases, 101,616 deaths
Total Worldwide: 5,808,672 confirmed cases, 360,289 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 58

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

The Gracious Light of the Sun
Here is a sneak peek of my newest book, Sonnet VII.
All pages are custom printed using linocuts and silkscreens.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/27/2020
48,423 confirmed cases 
2,392 deaths   3,401 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/27/2020
364,965 confirmed cases 
29,484 deaths    64,632 recovered

Total in United States: 1,699,126 confirmed cases, 100,411 deaths
Total Worldwide: 5,690,951 confirmed cases, 355,615 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 57

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Balloons and Little Horse

Today's postage stamp is from Romania.  Issued on 26 November 1981, this postage stamp celebrates children's games, with a print run of 475,000.  The illustration on the postage stamp is by American artist Norman Rockwell (3 February 1894 - 8 November 1978).

Norman Rockwell paintings and illustrations continue to have a broad appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the civil rights struggles.  

According to the Norman Rockwell Museum, "his works often provided levity during times of great strife."  Rockwell is most famous for his illustrations of everyday life for the covers for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than fifty years.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/26/2020
47,687 confirmed cases 
2,333 deaths   3,334 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/26/2020
363,836 confirmed cases 
29,302 deaths    64,443 recovered

Total in United States: 1,680,913 confirmed cases, 98,913 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,589,626 confirmed cases, 350,453 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Monday, May 25, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 56

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

 Today is Memorial Day,
J dressed in period costume at Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore
an official federal holiday in the United States for paying tribute to those who have fought and died while serving in the US Armed Forces.  From 1868 through 1970, Memorial Day was observed on May 30, now it is observed on the last Monday of May.

Thank you to those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past. 


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/25/2020
47,152 confirmed cases 
2,302 deaths   3,329 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/25/2020
362,764 confirmed cases 
29,229 deaths    64,280 recovered

Total in United States: 1,662,250 confirmed cases, 98,218 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,493,482 confirmed cases, 346,209 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Sunday, May 24, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 55

My Art in the time of a Pandemic

Postcard no. 63, I am swell.  Wish you were here.  by Suzanne Coley
Today's postage stamp was issued in May 1974 by The Maldives to commemorate the life of Spanish painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1974).  Picasso spent his adult life in France and is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century.

Six different stamps of Picasso's paintings were issued with this series. Today's postage stamp is called Les Deux Saltimbanques or Harlequin and His Companion.  The original 73 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, is housed at the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.

According to Picasso's website, street entertainers, such as the figure of the harlequin or acrobat "represented for Picasso the dark side of the city" and they would feature prominently in his work over the next few years.  

Today in the news:


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/24/2020
46,313 confirmed cases 
2,277 deaths   3,319 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/24/2020
361,515 confirmed cases 
29,141 deaths    64,080 recovered

Total in United States: 1,642,021 confirmed cases, 97,698 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,405,029 confirmed cases, 344,997 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Saturday, May 23, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 54

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Stamps as History
Today's postage stamp is from the German Democratic Republic (GDR); Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR),  Magdeburg.  I don't know much about the history of this stamp and am very curious about it.

Issued on 23 September 1969, it is a photogravure print with a face value of 10 Pf. - East German pfennig with a print run of 10,000,000.  I looked on-line for information and read that the theme of the issue was "Anniversaries and Jubilees/ Buildings/ Coats of Arms/ Townscapes/ City views".  Series: 20 years GDR
Expiry date: 2 October 1990. 

Stamp number: DD 1134   
Michel: DD 1500



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/23/2020
45,495 confirmed cases 
2,243 deaths   3,283 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/23/2020
359,926 confirmed cases 
29,031 deaths    63,292 recovered

Total in United States: 1,622,612 confirmed cases, 97,087 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,309,362 confirmed cases, 342,097 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Friday, May 22, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 53

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Keep Dreaming Big!

Today's stamp is from The Republic of Maldives.  Issued on February 1, 1974, it is a multicolored offset lithographic print of Mercury-Atlas and astronaut John Glenn.

Mercury-Atlas (MA-6) was the first American orbital space flight, which took place February 20, 1962. It was piloted by John Glenn and operated by NASA as part of Project Mercury.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/22/2020
44,424 confirmed cases 
2,207 deaths   3,243 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/22/2020
358,154 confirmed cases 
28,853 deaths    63,292 recovered

Total in United States: 1,600,937 confirmed cases, 95,979 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,210,817 confirmed cases, 338,160 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Thursday, May 21, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 52

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

DREAM BIG!
Today's postage stamp is from Romania.  Issued on 15 January 1964, it is an offset lithographic print of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn.

On 20 February 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the earth, circling it three times.  Glenn was the fifth person and third American in space.

On May 5, 1961, Alan Barlett Shepard piloted the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission and became the first American, and the second person, to travel into space.

Virgil "Gus" Grissom was the second American in space and the first NASA astronaut to fly twice in space.

Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.  His flight, on 12 April 1961, lasted 108 minutes as he circled the Earth for a little more than one orbit in the Soviet Union's Vostok spacecraft.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/21/2020
43,531 confirmed cases 
2,159 deaths   3,099 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/21/2020
356,458 confirmed cases 
28,743 deaths    62,826 recovered

Total in United States: 1,576.886 confirmed cases, 94,688 deaths
Total Worldwide:       5,101,400 confirmed cases, 332,876 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 51

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

I've been so inspired this week.
Especially when I found these beautiful crystals when I was looking through my bead drawer.  I bought them when I visited Seoul, South Korea a few years ago.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/20/2020
42,323 confirmed cases 
2,123 deaths    2,993 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/20/2020
354,370 confirmed cases 
28,636 deaths    61,886 recovered

Total in United States: 1,551,668 confirmed cases, 93,431 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,995,712 confirmed cases, 328,095 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 50

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Today's postage stamp is from Rwanda

Issued on February 23, 1980, this commemorative stamp celebrated Rotary International's 75th Anniversary.  The multicolored stamp has a prominent design of a globe and the San Francisco Emblem.  

Rotary International is a non-political and non-religious organization that provides humanitarian service and advances goodwill.  Its headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois, USA.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/19/2020
41,546 confirmed cases 
2,081 deaths    2,868 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/19/2020
352,845 confirmed cases 
28,558 deaths    61,886 recovered

Total in United States: 1,527,895 confirmed cases, 91,878 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,896,312 confirmed cases, 323,221 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Monday, May 18, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 49

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Sending you warm greetings!

Deltiology - Terminology for the study of postcards.  Taken from Greek δελτίονdeltion, diminutive of δέλτοςdeltos, writing tablet, letter; and -λογία, -logia.  This term was first used by Professor Randall Rhodes of Ashland, Ohio in 1945.  Alternate words for the study of postcards is Cartology and Cartophilist.

These are my handmade postcards created each day during the pandemic.  I wish everyone good health and cheer during this time.  💛Stay safe!


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/18/2020
39,762 confirmed cases 
2,023 deaths    2,817 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/18/2020
351,371 confirmed cases 
28,339 deaths    61,381 recovered

Total in United States: 1,508,291confirmed cases, 90,340 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,801,943 confirmed cases, 318,465 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Sunday, May 17, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 48

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

A look back today.

Some of the first textiles I transformed into books were African clothing and textiles.  These textiles were gifted to me by the National Museum of African Art library in Washington, DC. 
It was an experimental project in which I transformed textiles into one-of-a-kind hard cover books.  I met with a mentor, a senior Smithsonian art historian, a curator and/or conservationist bi-monthly.  They would review my work and offer suggestions.  At the end of fourteen months, I completed twelve books.  Two of these books are in their permanent collection.




*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/17/2020
38,804 confirmed cases 
1,992 deaths    2,816 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/17/2020
350,121 confirmed cases 
28,232 deaths    61,381 recovered

Total in United States: 1,486,757 confirmed cases, 89,562 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,713,026 confirmed cases, 315,174 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Saturday, May 16, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 47

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Sketching my design on fabric.
Today I want to give you a glimpse of my embroidery process.  I usually have a clear vision of what the final design or pattern will look like. Therefore, with a permanent fabric marker,  I draw an outline where I want the design to go.  This is done free hand, directly on the fabric. 
It is a little risky.  Any mistake at this critical point can destroy the whole page.  However, over the years, with practice, I've learned to successfully transfer a design directly from my thoughts onto fabric in one step.  It takes me about 400 hours to create one of my books, and if I sketched and planned every single drawing on a separate piece of paper, I would never finish. 



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/16/2020
37,968 confirmed cases 
1,957 deaths    2,806 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/16/2020
348,232 confirmed cases 
28,049 deaths    60,796 recovered

Total in United States: 1,467,820 confirmed cases, 88,754 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,634,068 confirmed cases, 311,781 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Friday, May 15, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 46

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic


Two Postcards and a Mask

Today I made my first children's masks and I was reminded of a childhood activity that was very popular decades ago - Pen Pal Programs.  Having a pen pal was a great way to practice penmanship, to learn more about other cultures and lifestyles, and to develop friendships.

My life was enriched by writing these letters and receiving them, especially if the pen pal lived in a foreign country.   Therefore, today when I mailed the masks I also included two postcards for the children.  I encouraged the children to write messages on the postcards and mail them to a pen pal.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/15/2020
36,986 confirmed cases 
1,911 deaths    2,685 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/15/2020
345,813 confirmed cases 
27,878 deaths    60,302 recovered

Total in United States: 1,442,657 confirmed cases, 87,530 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,534,952 confirmed cases, 307,159 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Thursday, May 14, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 45

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic


Face Masks
When the CDC recommended wearing face coverings in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus, I had already begun experimenting with different patterns. 
The main problem I encountered with some of the available patterns was the fit.  The masks didn't fit snugly or comfortably around my face.  I had to make several adjustments to ensure a proper fit.  
This week I went online and found a really nice pattern at Joann Fabrics' website.  They also have a "how to" video that shows you how to make shaped face mask with tips for making cloth ties instead of elastic straps.  
I've been using various textiles and fabrics from my quilting and book art stash.  These fabrics are much thicker, with tighter weaves than most cotton fabrics.  They also have pleasant, flowery patterns that are cheerful to look at.  And, these days, I like a lot of "cheer."



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/14/2020
35,903 confirmed cases 
1,866 deaths    2,569 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/14/2020
343,051 confirmed cases 
27,641 deaths    59,758 recovered

Total in United States: 1,417,512 confirmed cases, 85,886 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,440,989 confirmed cases, 302,376 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 44

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Shakespeare Sonnets
I've been working on my textile books inspired by Shakespeare Sonnets. This is a glimpse of one of the books I am currently working on.  They read like visual poems, full of rhythm, rhyme, complexity, and emotion.  I love making them, although they take so many hours to complete.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/13/2020
34,812 confirmed cases 
1,809 deaths    2,456 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/13/2020
340,661 confirmed cases 
27,477 deaths    59,193 recovered

Total in United States: 1,390,361 confirmed cases, 84,119 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,345,646 confirmed cases, 297,108 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 43

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

I am swell.  Wish you were here.  postcard series by Suzanne Coley
Postcard no. 51 
HemisFair '68 postage stamp.  

This stamp was issued on 30 March 1968 to publicize the opening of the HemisFair '68 in Southwestern United States.

The official 1968 International Exposition or World's Fair, HemisFair '68 was held in San Antonio from 6 April through 6 October.  The theme of the fair was "The Confluence of Civilization in the Americas", celebration the many mixed cultural heritages of the region.

More than thirty nations and fifteen corporations hosted pavilions at the fair.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/12/2020
34,061 confirmed cases 
1,756 deaths    2,397 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/12/2020
338,485 confirmed cases 
27,284 deaths    58,679 recovered

Total in United States: 1,369,386 confirmed cases, 82,339 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,259,255 confirmed cases, 291,843 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Monday, May 11, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 42

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

1980 Moscow Olympic Games

Postcard no. 50 - I am swell.  Wish you were here.  by Suzanne Coley
This postage stamp from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea features an American discus thrower at the 1980 Moscow Olympic games.  

What is interesting about this stamp?  In 1980, the United States boycotted the Olympic Games in Moscow because the Soviet Union failed to comply with President Jimmy Carter's February 20, 1980 deadline to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.  

I was a high school student in NYC, and it was the first time I saw how political sports could be, both domestically and internationally.  I remember the television news announcements, the protests, the newspaper articles, and the voices of athletes and coaches.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/11/2020
33,373 confirmed cases 
1,683 deaths    2,298 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/11/2020
337,055 confirmed cases 
26,721 deaths    58,363 recovered

Total in United States: 1,347,388 confirmed cases, 80,397 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,175,284 confirmed cases, 285,971 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Sunday, May 10, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 41

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Experiments with textiles

During this quarantine and lock-in, I've been experimenting with various embroidery techniques and styles that I had little time to explore.  This is one of the textile pages I've been working on for a few weeks.  It needs about 10 more hours of embroidery and beading before it's ready for binding with the other pages.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/10/2020
32,587 confirmed cases 
1,644 deaths    2,293 recovered

Update in New York State - 5/10/2020
335,395 confirmed cases 
26,641 deaths    58,006 recovered

Total in United States: 1,329,260 confirmed cases, 79,526 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,101,699 confirmed cases, 282,709 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Saturday, May 9, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 40

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Strong Mind in a Sound Body

5 Cent Centennial of the Sokols - Physical Fitness stamp was issued in the United States on February 15, 1965.  This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Sokol athletic organization in the US, and promotes the importance of physical fitness.  

This was beautifully printed by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. 

*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/9/2020
31,534 confirmed cases 
1,614 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/9/2020
333,122 confirmed cases 
26,612 deaths

Total in United States: 1,309,550 confirmed cases, 78,795 deaths
Total Worldwide:       4,024,009 confirmed cases, 279,311 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Friday, May 8, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 39

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

I 💛 Decorative Arts 
15 cent vintage American stamps featuring a Pennsylvania Toleware coffee pot and sugar bowl.  Issued on April 19, 1979, these designs were created by Bradbury Thompson.  He based the designs on watercolor renderings in the Index of American Design in the National Gallery of Art.  The Index is a collection of more than 18,000 renderings of American folk and decorative arts objects from 1700 to 1900.  

I love creating postcards with these stamps, therefore you may see them a few more times in my series: I am swell.  Wish you were here.


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/8/2020
30,485 confirmed cases 
1,560 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/8/2020
330,407 confirmed cases 
26,243 deaths

Total in United States: 1,283,929 confirmed cases, 77,180 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,938,064 confirmed cases, 274,898 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Thursday, May 7, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 38

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Folk Art

Today's stamp is a vintage US postage stamp of a Pennsylvania Toleware curved spouted coffee pot.  This stamp was issued on April 19, 1979 as part of the American Folk Art Series. 



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/7/2020
29,374 confirmed cases 
1,503 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/7/2020
327,469 confirmed cases 
26,144 deaths, (no longer reports number of deaths in NYC - change in interface)

Total in United States: 1,256,972 confirmed cases, 75,662 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,846,816 confirmed cases, 269,584 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 37

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Quarantine Passion

Hand embroidered fabric postcard by Suzanne Coley
6th Anniversary of the Constitution is the title of today's stamp from Cabo Verde.  Issued on April 15, 1981, six years after getting its independence from Portugal, this tiny stamp speaks volumes about the history of Cabo Verde.



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/6/2020
28,163 confirmed cases 
1,437 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/6/2020
323,978 confirmed cases 
25,623 deaths, (no longer reports number of deaths in NYC - change in interface)

Total in United States: 1,228,603 confirmed cases, 73,431 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,755,341 confirmed cases, 263,239 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 36

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Keep moving
Today I spent most of my time in the studio experimenting with silkscreens and linocuts.  It felt refreshing to work at my own pace, in my own space -- just concentrating on creating stories.  




*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/5/2020
27,117 confirmed cases 
1,390 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/5/2020
321,192  confirmed cases 
25,124 deaths, (no longer reports number of deaths in NYC - change in interface)

Total in United States: 1,204,351 confirmed cases, 71,043 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,662,101 confirmed cases, 257,207 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Monday, May 4, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 35

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

History at my finger tips.

The Spanish explorer with Spain's royal banner in the red background caught my attention.  The 1965 stamp appeared to be European, but it was issued in the United States.  How was this possible?  The stamp commemorated the St. Augustine, Florida settlement of 1565.  It was the first continuous permanent European (Spanish) settlement in the new world. Spain ceded Florida to the US in 1819.



*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/4/2020
26,408 confirmed cases 
1,317 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/4/2020
318,953  confirmed cases 
24,999 deaths, including 18,925 in NYC

Total in United States: 1,180,288 confirmed cases, 68,922 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,582,469 confirmed cases, 251,510 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Sunday, May 3, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 34

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Embracing change.
Today I began working on a smaller series of books similar to the ones I created in 2015.  It was fun experimenting with ideas I never had time to explore.  Some experiments came out well and others will need a little more work.  It was a refreshing change and I look forward to posting some of the experiments soon.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/3/2020
25,462 confirmed cases 
1,281 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/3/2020
316,415  confirmed cases 
24,708 deaths, including 18,925 in NYC

Total in United States: 1,158,040 confirmed cases, 67,682 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,506,729 confirmed cases, 247,470 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center




Saturday, May 2, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 33

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic

Art is Life
I had a good week printmaking and finalizing some projects I began before the quarantine.  Hope your week is going well and you are safe.  

Thanks for stopping by!


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/2/2020
24,473 confirmed cases 
1,251 deaths  

Update in New York State - 5/2/2020
312,977 confirmed cases 
24,039 deaths, including 18,491 in NYC

Total in United States: 1,132,539 confirmed cases, 66,369 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,427,343 confirmed cases, 243,808 deaths



* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center



Friday, May 1, 2020

100 Days of COVID-19, Day 32

My Art in the Time of a Pandemic


EMBARK: Travel the World with Stamps
I am swell.  Wish you were here.  Postcard series by Suzanne Coley, 5/1/2020
Today's stamps really took me on a journey.  Over the years, I visited three of the countries: Russia, Spain, and Mexico.  Looking at the stamps brought back wonderful memories of my trips.  

I was surprised to see Flemish paintings on two stamps issued by different countries on different continents: Mahra State's 1960s stamp of Husband and Wife by Anthony Van Dyck.  Paraguay's 1987 Christmas stamp by Peter Paul Ruebens.  


*Coronavirus Disease 2019:
Update in Maryland- 5/1/2020
23,472 confirmed cases 
1,080 deaths  (Note: 4/30/2020 total was 1,140)

Update in New York State - 5/1/2020
308,314 confirmed cases 
24,039 deaths, including 18,399 in NYC

Total in United States: 1,103,461 confirmed cases, 64,943 deaths
Total Worldwide:       3,343,777 confirmed cases, 238,650 deaths


* All numbers are taken from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center



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