March 25, 2020

Yielding Pearls Voluntarily

by James Riva (author's profile)


[artwork of two clams with pearls inside, the one on the left facing towards the front and the one on the right facing towards the left. There is an ombre green to yellow (top to bottom) background. The artwork is signed James P Riva II '20'.]


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ahentz Posted 2 years, 9 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 9 months ago   Favorite
This picture is stunning!

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EndSolitary Posted 2 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Reply IG 92g6 (Dec. 28, 202)

Hello Anthez

It doesn't appear like there's been any meaningful continuity in communique during the oandown lockdown Glad you liked the oysters and pearls. One of the few times I got to use oils and pastels. We have to be supervised when we use those. Now we're locked down tight. About 50 staff and nantes infested with covid in this prison. So luxuries like oil pastels for convicts not a big priority!

Can you tell that way back long ago before prison I use I to rive for lobsters close to shore? I had tanks, but I usually didn't use them, they're heavy). I'd just hold my breath at low todar. I miss all that sincerely.


EndSolitary Posted 2 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Hi James,

First off, I'd like to say you're aan impressive writer. You have imagery concocted in my head!

I really liked the way you compared how it was and how it was then and how it is nw. So sad.

Can you elaborate on what you meant when you just hold your breath at low tide?

I really enjoyed transcribing your letter and writing to you!

When is your out date? What state are you in?

I hope to hard back from you soon, James!

Best Regards,

EndSolitary (Lisa xoxo)

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FatherJohn Posted 2 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
James, Yes, "the Ship Chandler," was published February 17. Nice work, particularly in the ship's rigging. Authentic detail to a period piece. Keep up the good work. Pfister March 5, 2021

EgressEarth Posted 2 years, 3 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 3 months ago   Favorite
Corrected your name

- Lance

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