Mrpotani found these postcards, which arrived yesterday, at the yearly White Elephant Sale held at an Oakland museum. Both were published by the Lafayette Historical Society in Lafayette, CA. The bottom one shows a local baseball team from the early 1900's. The top one, simply priceless, is of the old post office, circa 1900. Wouldn't you know the site of the post office is now a supermarket parking lot?
Saturday, January 31, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Inga also sent this blue, blue postcard from her year-end trip to Chile and Argentina. In Chile she visited a penguin haven on Isla Magdalena. The breeding grounds for Magellanic penguins, it was declared a Natural Monument in 1982. These penguins make quite a fashion statement.
Posted by jacqueline at 7:18 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I'm posting this mailart call that I received in my email today:
The Françoise Giroud Library of Castries (France) organizes from December 8th 2009 to January 9th 2010 a Mail art exhibition.
We therefore send out a call for contributions on the following subject : Garden(s).
Please send your work before November 1rst 2009 to the following address :
Art postal – Jardin(s)
Médiathèque Françoise Giroud
15 avenue de la Cave coopérative
All works will be displayed during the exhibition at the end of the year, as well as on the Library's website at the following address :
in the "Action culturelle et pédagogique / Art postal" section.
No jury, no fee, no return. Postal delivery only.
Posted by From Priscilla at 3:04 PM
Mrpotani sent a colorful, multilayered Chinese New Year's card from San Francisco, which she made using papers she bought in the Chinatown there. Left to right: envelope, inner envelope, and card. She of course used the Year of the Ox stamps on the envelope for sending. I've been using them lots myself but these are the first I have received.
Posted by jacqueline at 1:47 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Saturday, January 24, 2009
I picked this postcard, advertising a new show by watercolor artist Amy Wilson, up at the Hunterdon Art Museum. I was at the museum to see a show which is soon closing and had time for only a quick walk-through of Wilson's work, which incorporates text and mixed media.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:53 AM
Friday, January 23, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This New Year's card arrived yesterday from my old post office in Ayaori, with a calendar put out by Japan Post. The calendar shows nostalgic images of Japan painted by Harada Taiji. A couple which feature mail carriers would make super postcards. Maybe even better, the calendar images are part of a stamp series which will debut in March. Please stay tuned!
Posted by jacqueline at 4:12 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
What timing! This marvelous handmade postcard arrived today from a Chinese postcrosser with a little message about the new president, on the day he is inaugurated. The sender does not tell me where the photo was taken but she writes that the shopkeeper where she bought it took the photo and made the card. Timely greetings from somewhere in China....
Posted by jacqueline at 1:05 PM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Couple (experiment #2)
Eiffel (experiment #2)
Posted by From Priscilla at 9:47 AM
It's Martin Luther King Day today and there is no mail. A bummer but it's a holiday. What's perturbing, though, is that the U.S. Postal Service has announced cuts in postal routes and changes in others. These moves are being made to pare expenses in the current recession, which has resulted in a marked decrease in mailings, hence revenues, generated by the finance industry. Here in the Lehigh Valley, five routes have already been eliminated and 84 others altered. More changes are on the way, including new faces among carriers. New people mean a lack of familiarity with the routes and the customers on them. For customers that means a lack of trust, which is the real bummer.
Posted by jacqueline at 3:29 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Mrpotani sent two postcards from her recent trip to Los Angeles. The top one, a true treat, shows PCH Sunset by Ed Ruscha, a work made with acrylic and pencil on lithograph on paper. The bottom features the LA airport, though Mrpotani and her husband drove down to LA.
Posted by jacqueline at 4:32 AM