Sunday, March 22, 2009

Why Lincoln? Why not?

I recently learned of an artist who has painted a Lincoln portrait or two – or a couple hundred. Actually, try 300! Her name – Wendy Allen. And, like so many of us who seem to have devoted our lives - or at least a portion of them - to Lincoln, Allen is making her own special contribution during this bicentennial year.

Sign a birthday greeting
Allen is traveling with a Lincoln portrait and asking people across the country to sign a ginormous birthday card for the 16th President. If you’re in or near Danbury, Conn., you can sign it yourself this week, March 23-27, 2009 at the Danbury Fair Mall.

According to an article in The News Times, more than 7,000 people have already signed the birthday greeting, which will be displayed during bicentennial activities in Washington, D.C. on May. 30.

Learn about the artist
You can learn more about Allen, her healthy obsession with Lincoln and her work at her website, and even watch a video where she answers the question, “Why Lincoln?”

Lincoln buffs, we all have our own answer to this question – or maybe we don’t. Maybe Lincoln is so engrained in our souls that we can’t even remember a time when he wasn’t. Whatever the answer, I think you’ll enjoy learning more about Allen and seeing her work. And, if you’ve devoted your life or a part of it to Lincoln, keep up the good work.

From Lincoln Buff 2 to my readers

To my most loyal blog visitors (you know who you are) and to the more casual or accidental guests, my apologies for not being as devoted to blogging lately. I’ve had to take a bit of a breather to catch up on other things, but I’ll keep sharing Lincoln news as I can. Thanks for coming back.


Anonymous said...

You're excused. For a while.

Larry Tagg

Lincoln Buff 2 said...


Thanks taking time to leave a comment.

I hope to be blogging more faithfully again by mid-September, if not before. I am still finding a little time for Lincoln things, and do have plenty to share when I return.

I hope your book tour is going well. Unpopular Mr. Lincoln is moving toward the top of my list, after I finish reading Catherine Clinton's Mrs. Lincoln and Jason Emerson's two books.

Keep smilin',