Friday, October 1, 2010

Feelin' Groovy

Do you recall those Volkswagen Beetles covered with hand-painted daisies, peace signs and the word GROOVY? 

Peace signs had humble beginnings in the early sixties, used as a rallying symbol to stop nuclear proliferation. They traveled to Woodstock, where people painted peace symbols on signs, their clothing and their bodies to express their heartfelt desire for peace and harmony throughout our world. Peace signs in any shape and size have always represented desire for a better world.

I am working on a set of note cards that feature the retro peace sign.  I made this card this afternoon using a rubber stamp from Recollections and coloring the image with Prismacolor pencils.  When I was in college, I remember these Volkswagon bugs were so  popular.  I think this card might just put a smile on the face of any nostalgic baby boomer.

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Simon and Garfunkel ~ 59th Street Bridge Song

1 comment:

Donna said...

Hi Janette,
I thought your blog was really cute. I remember "groovy" lol.. I am 51 so I remember the volks wagon as just really never did like the "bug" made to much noise for And that bis "van" look like a small bus. But your card is really cute...;) good job!

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