Am I Blue…?

Well, maybe just a little because I can’t remember the rest of the words to that song title.  Since making this card, that refrain has been running through my mind.  I had to find out more so I googled it. 

Am I Blue?” is a song written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke in 1929, and was a big hit that year for Ethel Waters. It has become a standard and has been covered by numerous artists from Billie Holiday to Ricki Nelson.

In case you’re wondering, I’m more from the Ricki Nelson era.  But, as a young man, my dad was a jazz musician and after he’d left the Big Band Scene (he played in Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra) we listened to those old renditions many, many times on our “Hi Fi” record player.

There was an “oldies” station when I was young that played songs from the 30’s and 40’s.  My mom and I would sing along together in the car on trips.  I used to know almost all the words.  Mom did know all the words.  It was great fun and lovingly remembered.

The card is a note card that could be used for any occasion with some minor interior work by yours truly.  It was intended for mailing, so to keep mailing cost down I’ve kept it within the 1/4 inch thickness limit the post office sets for regular mail…  anything over that requires extra postage.

I truly like the more dimensional cards even if they do have to be mailed in a bubble envelope or, more ideal, placed in or on a gift for someone!

I’ve mentioned this paper before; I just love it.  It doesn’t take much for it to make a beautiful item.  At least for me.  I believe there is a trinket box on my website made of this same paper and I have made a paper shoe with it as well.

Have I told you lately that I love hearing from you?  Well, I do!


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About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired. One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren. One grandson & his wife have recently made me a great-grandmother; The other grandson joined the Navy in December, 2011 at the ripe old age of 23! He is now a chef out on the seas!
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6 Responses to Am I Blue…?

  1. Dana Braun says:

    Your tender, meaningful comments are often as precious as your artwork. I love reminiscing with you as you recall things from the past. So your daddy was a musician, eh? I learn something new with each of your contributions. Your Am I Blue notecard is another winner.

  2. Pat Kane says:

    Thanks for the memories….I remember some of that.

  3. Sharon Brand says:

    As always, the card is lovely – I love the color. Such a rich blue. But the next time we see each other, I want to hear more about your dad.

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