It was Summer Postcard by Marjan van Zeyl
Postcards like these are of course nice to receive in the mail, but they are quite popular for displaying on a little cardholder in a chosen spot in the home to create a little corner that changes with the seasons and holidays... The lovely illustrations can be a gentle and reliable companion with our inner and outer worlds as we travel through our year. Also as part of a display, some people chose little treasures found outdoors during a walk, or small scenes they set up to represent certain celebrations or traditions of the season. Some fresh flowers, some found rocks or berries or leaves, pinecones, all sorts of simple items can come together to create a 'nature table'.
The 'It was Summer' postcard captures the lush green, the hot Sun, and the relief and lifegiving nature of cool waters in the summertime, all giving way to the human activity of harvest and daily life, from, within, and alongside nature. And the colours in this scene are rather dreamy....
11.7 x 17.3 cm.
Printed in the Netherlands.
More information at www.marjanvanzeyl.nl