Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pink Slip Postcards

This is something that I found on Facebook this morning:  a project that entails sending a "pink slip" to President (for now) Trump.  If you are a Trump supporter, please just enjoy the video for my demonstration on making monochromatic postcards.  For those of you would would like to fire Trump, send him a Pink Slip Postcard on March 15.

See the description of the project here.

I created two 'postcard sheets', each 8"x12", each of which I then cut into four 4"x6" postcards.  I encourage you to make your own if you are so inclined, but if you don't have time, use mine!  Here is a link where you can download all eight of the postcards.  Just glue them to card stock, and send to:

President (for now) Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500





51 comments:

  1. I love this! But it seems like such a waste of paint, talent and energy to be sent to him. He doesn't deserve such awesome art by such an awesome person.

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  2. Ha! Love it! Yes, he needs a pink slip...definitely.

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  3. I feel unwelcome here. I thought this was about art and color and how to make beautiful things. I guess it's more about intolerance. Sad. Good bye! It was so nice for a while.

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    1. I do not ordinarily get political on this blog, but the state of affairs now is too compelling. I am intolerant of intolerance.

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    2. If you want to talk about intolerance, Trump is one of the most intolerant of all.

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    3. The HATER IN CHIEF needs to go!

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    4. Jane, I love your postcards! From me, he will only receive plain pink postcards documenting his performance appraisal and giving notice that he is fired. Normally, I would keep politics separate from art, but we are not living in normal times right now.

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    6. I love Trump and would never fire him, but thank-you for sharing your art - love it!

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  4. Wow, I thought Jane was pretty clear that Trump supporters were welcome and should enjoy her video. You don't have to agree with all the commenters to learn about art from someone (though generally speaking, an awful lot of us artists are not supporters of this administration).

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  5. Love these! Sometimes pussy's just gotta paint pink and expressively.

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    1. It is just a blog. Not printed in stone. Enjoy the creations of the Pink. You are not obligated to send a postcard. No one is telling you that you have to do this. Just enjoy the pink!

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  7. Fantastic Jane, thank you for doing this and alerting us to the project. Even in Canada we feel strongly that this guy has to go.

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  8. Jane, your 'pink art' IS too beautiful to waste on 45 and yet anything sent for The Ides Of Trump on March 15 will be productive. Many artists are appalled by this alarming turn of events. I simply love anything you do!

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    1. Thanks. I do welcome any non-supporters of my point of view, but I am absolutely stymied but the current situation. If 45 had an agenda that addressed the needs of the American People, if he had a plan that was not just about repealing everything Obama did (without a clue how to replace it), but that set forth a real proposal that was reasonable and realistic, and had in mind the LONG-TERM health of the planet, the economy, the long-term well-being of our country, I could certainly respect it. If anyone can translate "Make America Great Again" into specific policy ideas that actually address the needs of ordinary citizens, then I am all ears.

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    2. I'm with you. Rather than being apathetic or just spouting criticism, its best to find a way to express our thoughts in our art. I love this idea.

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    3. Thanks. I am REALLY floored by this choice of a president. I do not understand what his supporters are thinking beyond the rhetoric/slogans the president uses. Everything he has done so far is short-sighted and self-serving. All I've heard from his supporters is the same rhetoric that he has spouted, without an explanation as to how it translates into policy. "Make America Great Again" does not say anything of substance. Of course we all want America to be great, we think it IS great. But if his idea of "great" is supremacy of white males, or turning theclock back to the '50's, then I can't get behind that. My idea of great includes the ethnic and cultural diversity that we have, as well as equal status in all ways for men and women.

      My biggest concern is that he SAYS things that he thinks appeal to his supporters,in broad, VERY un-specific terms, and then he appoints a cabinet that will do just the opposite.

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  9. Thank you Jane, I painted 24 post cards last night to share with friends to mail March 15 !

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  10. Thank goodness we are free to express our views about those things that trouble us about our leaders. I am sorry that someone sees it as intolerance. I fully support your effort here.

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  11. Hurrah for Jane! I love this, thanks for sharing, I'm painting today and will work on my postcards!!!!

    I signed up for your class at Omega in June - I CANNOT wait. Have a great week.
    Patty M

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  12. Thank you Jane for speaking out - we all need to do this and keep doing it so our voices and concerns are heard. Your are right in that the situation is too compelling to stay silent. Love you art! You've been an inspiration in more ways than one!

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  13. Enjoyed hearing your names for the pinks = prissy pink :) Love it. And whether I agree with your views or not on Trump, you have the right to do and say whatever you want on your own blog - I believe that's freedom of speech and expression? :)

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    1. Thank you! I think we all value freedom of speech. I love doing monochromatic studies. Makes you pay attention to subtlety.

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  15. Wonderful idea Jane. Love your art, philosophy for life and your sensible political views.

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  16. Wonderful idea Jane. Love your art, philosophy for life and your sensible political views.

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  17. Thanks Jane - getting ready to paint some pink art - still jazzed from yesterday's class!!!

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  18. I thought this was fabulous. If #45 supporters do not like it, consider this. Everyone has an opinion. The opinion are words. Thoughts. Images. You are not obligated to like it. Myself, I will be doing some pink postcards.

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  19. Wheee!!! Love this idea! Feels good to do somethIng!

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    1. Yes, it definitely FEELS good to do something, but make sure you do something in addition to the symbolic gesture: support organizations that fight for our values either in Washington or nationwide. Thanks for the response!

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    2. Continue to contact your congressperson and senator and show up to town hall meetings. I try to do something DAILY even if its only signing an online survey. Stay active

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  20. Thank you Jane. Great idea to make multiples to share. I am inspired this morning to make a bunch to share.

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  21. I love these postcards, and agree that Trump should receive a "pink slip," but I would never grace him with something so beautiful.

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  22. Your video is also a short tutorial in lots of techniques! I'm going to make a bunch to share with people and share the blog post for others to enjoy. Thanks Jane!

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  23. Love it! Thanks for sharing, I didn't know we were doing this on the 15th!

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  24. Great art and a great project! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. So with you Jane! Thanks for making the video and letting others know about the pink postcards. Creating art during this difficult time is such a relief. Turning that creative relief into a message is a fantastic idea. Glad you pushed it forward! :-)

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  26. Awesome!! I think I shall also send a pink slip or two. You've inspired me.

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  27. Ahh, no politics please. Just art.

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  28. This is the perfect opportunity to ask a question that I have been meaning to ask for ages Jane. Are there any concerns and/or precautions to be taken when mailing postcards painted with acrylics? I have found that even after having been dried for a long time, that acrylic... although dry... can still be a little tacky if left sitting in a pile of other papers. Do you cover the finished postcards with anything to prevent them being "sticky." I wouldn't want to "gum up" the USPS sorting machines or have my postcards get stuck to other mail. TIA for your reply !!!!

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    1. They do fine in the USPS! Good question.

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  29. I was hoping to escape from politics & just enjoy art. A lot of other artists have taken down posts on their blog about politics because a lot of people don't agree with each other. Thank you for the fun opportunities with your previous posts about art. I truly appreciate it.

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  30. So fabulous! Just like you! Thanks for sharing your art and your views! :)

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  31. Give him a chance. All so negative.

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