Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
The Finnish postcrosser who altered this card wrote: "When I hit your profile, I felt I was going to die! I'm not even one bit artistic and have nothing useful at home. So this is what I came up with--with my non-existing skills." What a clever, amusing card! The coins are great touches. I'm so happy she did not expire.
Posted by jacqueline at 8:21 AM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Postcard Call for Participation: “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero Weapons of Mass Destruction: Create a Culture of Peace Now!”
KIK (Kulturel Information - Koordination), The Ribbon International, and Women’s Caucus for Art invite artists, mail artists, students, children, activists and concerned individuals, classrooms and organizations to create postcards for this year’s United Nations NGO Conference, “For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!”
Our postcard theme focuses on one of the major issues debated at this conference: “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero Weapons of Mass Destruction – Why? How? When?”
Lend your voice to this debate. What does a culture of peace look like? How would you resolve conflict in peaceful ways? What does it mean to feel safe and secure? Why must we oppose the creation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction? How can we remove these weapons? What can happen if we remain silent? What can change look like? Express yourself through words and/or artwork! Make postcards! Send us your postcards!
All postcards received by September 1, 2009 will be documented online and displayed together with The Ribbon International at the United Nations Conference in Mexico City in September, 2009. Afterwards, this exhibition will travel to venues in the United States for further display and dialog.
Deadline: September 1, 2009
Artwork: 4”x6” or Size 6 postcards on the theme “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero WMD: Create a Culture of Peace Now!” On the back of the postcard, provide your name and State/Country so we can acknowledge your submission on the blogsite.
Teachers and Educators: We welcome classroom participation!
All Postcards will be documented on http://wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot.com/.
No jury, no fee, no return. Postal delivery only.
Mail postcards to P. Otani, Curator, “Zero NW Zero WMD: Create a Culture of Peace Now!” 263 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 USA.
Kulturel Information – Koordination (KIK) is a Danish NGO which works to link people through a network of Art and Culture for a Global Culture of Peace. Website: http://www.kik-kultur.dk/
The Ribbon International is a peace art project. The Ribbon is an ever growing number of meter-by half-meter (or one yard by half-yard) pictures, sewn or painted on fabric, showing what each individual maker loves most and wants to protect by abolishing nuclear weapons, ending wars and preserving the environment. Website: http://www.theribboninternational.org/
The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is the leading national nonprofit organization for women in the visual arts professions in the United States. Founded in 1972, WCA has 27 chapters across the country and is an affiliate society of the College Art Association. Website: http://www.nationalwca.org/
Posted by From Priscilla at 3:40 PM
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Postcard 3 shows an idyllic day on the famed Vltava.
Postcard 4 is of Powder Gate with Smetana Hall on the right. The hall, which I remember in blue and gold, ties in of course with the Vltava, also called the Moldau. Smetana's famous work about the river highlights the annual musical festival held in Prague each spring.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:12 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thirteen postcards of Prague, which I made from an old book of photographs of the city. A friend in Kyoto rescued the book from his landlady's trash there and sent it to me. The ticket from the Budapest transit system symbolizes the end of the story.
Literary Prague with a view of the castle. It all starts with the castle and with Kafka.
Prague the city in black and gold.
Posted by jacqueline at 11:31 AM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I like the 'snapshot' quality of this postcard sent by a Chinese postcrosser. It shows the Lesser Three Gorges on the Daning River, near its conjunction with the Yangtze. The sender wrote that he was longing for Pennsylvania's tradition of freedom.
Posted by jacqueline at 2:11 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
A postcrosser in Canada sent this amusing card (top), which he altered by adding the unforgettable banner and photo of Marlene Dietrich. He backed the card with a super sheet of stamps (bottom), which he made on a science-fiction theme. For more original mail art by wackystuff, see www.flickr.com/photos/wackystuff/
Posted by jacqueline at 2:56 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Snackie poos do a tap dance - from Frannie
Tastykake - a Phillies Phan Experience from Jacqueline
Tomorrow is my birthday and greetings have been arriving since last week. Frannie's card is made of balsa wood and Jacqueline's from a box of Tastykakes. I wonder what it means to receive so many food-related cards this year? Does it have something to do with my food blog that I started in January (http://mrpotani.wordpress.com/)?
Posted by From Priscilla at 2:13 PM
This postcrosser from Hong Kong added a bookstore receipt, stickers and punched paper to a fireworks card
This Brazilian postcrosser covered card with Brazilian word stickers
This postcrosser from Belarus drew a hedgehog on a freecard. Sometimes simple is fabu.
Posted by From Priscilla at 2:03 PM