An artist friend sent this classic card from Maine. He's teaching a summer course at Haystack, on Deer Isle, and his wife is taking a book making class. The kids are at home taking care of the cat and dog. Summertime fun all round.
Monday, June 30, 2008
A Kyoto friend was recently dragged off to see the all-girl Takarazuka revue. He sent this card in memory of the outing. Hard to believe that that revue continues to thrive. I too was once dragged off to see a Takarazuka show and it was like being trapped in an elevator.
Posted by jacqueline at 10:25 AM
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This thin, long card is the first postcrossing card I've received from Poland. It came with beautiful stamps.
This skinny card was sent by a 9-year old postcrosser from Finland. She lives in a town called Rayrinki. I also thought her stamps were lovely.
Posted by From Priscilla at 5:30 PM
I picked this card up last night at the Phillies game. The Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania SPCA was having an adoption drive for dogs and cats. During the game the Phillie Phanatic came out with a poodle wig on and did a funny routine with a cute little dog that had been adopted. The team has now lost five in a row for the first time in over two year and could probably use a yappy hour on today's flight to San Francisco.
Posted by jacqueline at 1:43 PM
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I'm sending this postcard to a Dutch postcrosser with eight cats and a taste for fantasy. It's an illustration for a story by one of my fave writers, Miyazawa Kenji. I collected the card years ago while living in Kenji country, in Iwate prefecture, my favorite place in Japan.
Posted by jacqueline at 6:52 AM
I found this cool ad card (shades of paprika) last December at the great Internet cafe down the street from the City Ring Hotel in Budapest. The streets were slathered with posters for Woody Allen and his jazz orchestra, slated to play a New Year's Eve gig in the city.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:11 AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
A postcrosser from Great Britain writes that there was a slight accident with red wine and a book. The cover was salvaged for the postcard body. She also got a leaflet on special stamp issues but missed a few of them and those pages were no good anymore. So she made a mosaic of missed stamps. A whimsical idea - thanks so much Mia!
Posted by From Priscilla at 8:28 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
This striking postcard, from the International Society of Railway Travelers (I write for them), came today. It advertises a trip from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam on the Pride of Africa. I'll be happy even to take the train again from Philadelphia to Baltimore!
Posted by jacqueline at 11:06 AM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The ever-excellent Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis sent this stunning card to announce Merce My Way, photographs of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company taken by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Merce Cunningham is for me a magical summer memory. The first time I saw him perform, with John Cage no less, was one summer night at a rural open-air performance center near New Hope, PA. Merce My Way runs from June 20 to August 20. I would love to see this show.
Posted by jacqueline at 10:17 AM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
With temperatures approaching 100 and dewpoints in the high 60's, I turned early to this card showing some sounds of summer: tinkle of wind chimes, crunch of watermelon, sizzle of sparklers, and such. It's going to a postcrosser who rents out apartments for tourists in a picturesque village in the Alsace region of France. Meanwhile, the fans are out, the chimes are out, and maybe tonight I'll get the sparklers going.
Posted by jacqueline at 3:30 AM
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Mira sent this happy panda from Finland. It's one of four panda images she created, then silkscreened onto kitchen towels, a shirt, and a pillow. Mira hopes someday to have her own product line, but just now she's off to summer adventures elsewhere in Europe. Happy trails!
Posted by jacqueline at 4:03 AM
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Another surprise from Jessie F., my 93-year-old baseball buddy! Jessie is on some kind of serious roll! From first saying she could not possibly make any cards, she has gone to being a regular contributor. I went to a game in Philadelphia today (Cole Hamels and the Phillies shut out the Reds 5-0) with her and she told me that making the cards was "fun." And that another was on the way. Woohoo!
Posted by jacqueline at 3:48 PM
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
An invitation came today to the opening of Something Pertaining to God, the Patchwork Quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The opening is on June 25 when I shall be in San Francisco. This card shows a Tompkins string quilt, from 1985, which was quilted by Willa Ette Graham.
Posted by jacqueline at 11:04 AM