My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Friday, March 25, 2011

15 teardrop

Carnation Tear
(photo by rmp, that's me)
[poster artwork
"Teardrop" by Paul Hogg]
i have been infatuated with this poster since first i laid eyes on it.  i can't say what draws me so, but it has graced my walls for years now.  you can see the lines of crinkles from where she has been rolled up for transport from one residence to another.

maybe it's the tear that is just escaping from the corner of her eye--for i live my life with tears perpetually threatening the corners of my eyes.  maybe it's the soft hues mixed with the vibrant red--there's something ethereal about her.  whatever it might be that seduces me i don't really know, but i have found myself many times over (often when in sullen moods) staring at her.

i wonder what she's thinking...i wonder if she's looking at something specific or staring off into space...i wonder if her tear is one of joy or sorrow...i wonder how long she will plague me...


  1. it is very cool art..enjoyed it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. its a quite sad poster...seeing the one tear drop falling from her eyes and the expresion on her face and the look of pain in her eyes..

  3. to be honest Emily, i got this poster over 15 years ago. i'm probably too old to have posters hanging on my wall, but this poster has always had a special place in heart. ~rmp

  4. i have this poster framed in a gold frame on my wall! it has been with me since i was 18 i am 26 now and i will NEVER throw it away. where ever i go my picture will come with me. i was actually looking online for this cause i never seen a picture like it. my aunt kathy just randomly gave it to me and it has been with me since. you should get it framed.

  5. I have this same poster framed in a slender black frame. I found it at a yard sale when I was 9 years old and would not leave without it. I'm 21 now and she still hangs in a place of honor on my wall. I will never get ride of her.

    My mom said she was popular in the 70's/80's and was part of a set. I found this site looking to see if in fact she is part of a set. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I've never found anything else like her.

  6. jckarlic@comcast.netJune 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    I have this poster and two others similar.

  7. I also have this poster. I bought it about 20 years ago and framed it in a vintage gold ornate frame. I hung it in my bedroom and it has been there since. She's like an old friend.

  8. Hi
    I'm the Artist in question this painting is one of two I did for Athena back in the 80s . The second one with the telephone was done I after the carnation poster sold well. I think I have the originals in my portfolio I will hunt them out for you.

    Paul Hogg

    1. I saw this poster hanging up at a pool hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It looks exactly like me. If I can buy one somewhere, that would be incredible.

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  10. There was another one that came out about the same time if the right side of a woman's face with a big colorful eye with 3 teardrops that had landed on her cheek. Wish I could find a picture if it.

  11. I LOVE THIS POSTER!!! It also traveled with me for many years! It became so old that I had to eventually throw it away but not until I had a tattoo artist tat the eye with the tear drop on my left shoulder. I would love to get another copy if I could!

  12. I have the carnation teardrop poster I love it my mother gave it to me as birthday present I will cherrish it forever wanted to know if there is any value for it

  13. I have this on my wall in a red frame. My mother gave it to me when I moved into my first apartment. It used to hang in one of our old houses when I was young, and I have always felt so connected to her. I was a sad little child, and I loved to just stare at this beautiful woman with the single teardrop. I would love to own the other part of the set.