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2015-02-14 01:10 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Amelia Curran's "Percy Bysshe Shelley"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://images.npg.org.uk/800_800/6/4/mw05764.jpg


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:59 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Cowper's "Francis of Assisi and the Heavenly Melody"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/lhl9yls


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:49 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Hopper's "Nighthawks"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/nighthawks.jpg


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:44 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Patti Smith by Mapplethorpe

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/AR/AR00495_10.jpg


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:41 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Writing a Letter (Les ├ępitres d'Ovide)

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8427253m/f69.highres


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:21 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Waverley Cycles postcard

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/mbkcbkm


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:17 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: William Holman Hunt's "The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/nx97tsm


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:11 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Poynter's "The Princess and the Frog"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/l5ebudo


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 12:05 pm

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Leighton's "Adieu"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/o9v6gez


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:50 am

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Tiepolo's "Discovery of the Tomb of Punchinello"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/mwaswo2


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:44 am

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Gainsborough's "Sarah, Lady Innes"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/pk3sof3


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:39 am

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Renoir's "The Artist's Son Jean"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/nyuaawc


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:36 am

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Monet's "Femmes dans un Jardin"

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here.

(Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)


http://tinyurl.com/ptbmu7q


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:21 am

Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea: Tiffany's Magnolia and Irises

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list. This is one of a series. Original post and explanation is here. (Sorry, if you go directly there you'll see the captions for the first one, because that's how cut-tags work. If you want to see all of these without spoilers, click on this, which gets you all entries tagged with "Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea" and doesn't show what's behind the cut-tags until you tell it to.)

http://tinyurl.com/noxzyxk


Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )
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2015-02-14 11:05 am

The history of the Snarky Valentine's Day Postcard Tea

OK, long ago I was grumpy about Valentine's Day for reasons that may or may not have to do with once being broken up with at a nice restaurant on the day. So I decided to do something about that, and what I did was to host a little tea party where lovely picture postcards were passed around the circle, and we all wrote captions on the back of them.

To do it properly, one looks at the picture first, comes up with a caption, and only then does one turn the postcard over to read what everyone else has written and to add one's own caption at the bottom of the list.

I'm going to put some of those here. If you want to do it like we did it, look at the image link first, invent your caption (if you like -- we were allowed to pass if we couldn't think of one we liked), and then look at the list of captions and add yours in the comments.

(This will be a lot of posts. I'll use cut-tags, but also I will completely understand if anyone feels overwhelmed and wants to drop me from their reading list until this spate of foolishness.)

And with that, esteemed readers, I give you the first one, which is a particular favorite of mine:

http://tinyurl.com/pcwvfbo

Captions are under this cut tag. Add yours in the comments if you want to join in -- but think of yours before you read the rest of them. )

And that's how it works. I'll tag all of these Snarky Valentine's Postcard Tea for ease in finding them.

(And I'm smiling now, because those were some fun times.)