A Canadian postcrosser named Carole sent these great stamps, the best I've seen in ages from her country. They seem to celebrate offbeat tourist attractions around Canada. Don't you want to go? Carole's got a heartfelt blog: www.carolemsblog.blogspot.com. Please take a look!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
It's Christmas in July at the ballpark tomorrow. That spurred me to use the cover from a booklet of outsized postcards to make this card for a friend. The white space here is actually a hole. I wonder if the card will make it through the mail intact.
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Making altered cards is keeping me from going off the plank (a heartfelt nod to Emily Dickinson) during a pressurized period. Just a little bit of visual fun on a day when Mark Buerhle pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, formerly the Devil Rays.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
The local Morning Call reported the other day that owing to a decline in postal volumes the once-familiar blue mailbox is fast disappearing here in the Lehigh Valley. Since 2004 the number of mailboxes in Allentown declined from 300 to 63; in Bethlehem, the number went from 150 to 83. Living in the country, I don't much use mailboxes except at the post office. But I always look for them wherever I go, here or abroad. Are they really going the way of the pay phone?
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I altered an ad card to make this postcard for 94-year-old 'Mrs. October', who is locked in a battle with Comcast. After moving into a retirement home this May, she discovered that she could no longer watch her Phillies on TV. The Phillies are carried by Comcast; the home is wired for DirectTV. Radio broadcasts aren't much of an option as Mrs. O has trouble hearing.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Someone named Carla who lives in Texas used this paper plane postcard as a canvas. Charming! I tried to access the blog (www.365letters.blogspot.com) she mentioned but it was a no-go. Luckily, she sent her snail mail address. I'll try a reply there.
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Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here's a card from Germany that was collaged from travel brochures. The words mean "I will leave now" in German. Yes, a vacation right now would be wonderful!
This postcrosser from the Netherlands created a story using an Ankylosaurus postcard. She cut a path for the beast and added stickers and tapes on the ends.
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Old friend Inga called yesterday from her home near Vancouver. She's recently back from a family trip to Germany, which she bracketed with a cruise that took her to Tallinn, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg and a spur-of-the-moment trip to Turkey. Next week she's off to Ottawa for a weeklong haiku conference. Shortly after that she's planning 10 days in Japan. All that, and not a single postcard coming my way. When I asked, Inga just laughed. Wish I were there!
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
Patty Davidson of www.justletterrip.blogspot.com used one of those annoying subscription forms which are always falling out of magazines to make an altered card. She affixed the form to recycled cardboard, which she used for the message side. Patty's blog is filled with ideas about recycling envelopes and such for use in snail mail. Check it out!
Posted by jacqueline at 5:20 AM
Friday, July 17, 2009
A Dutch postcrosser named Jackelien (gotta dig the name) from Zuidlaren sent this clever altered card. She used a postcard showing Jip and Janneke, the duo from the well-known children's book series, and added a view of Zuidlaren and another of Berend Botje (worth a Google search). On the back she wrote a Dutch nursery rhyme about old Berend, who sailed away never to be seen again. The Heineken? She was drinking it as she wrote the card. Cheers!
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Fellow mail-artist Sharon Zimmer is hosting a mail art call. Let's send her some mail!
Hello mail artists!
NEW MAIL ART CALL: FOUND TEXTAny size, any technique, free, no returns.
Documentation will be online at www.sharonzimmer.com and deadline is October 1, 2009.
MAIL TO:Sharon Zimmer16220 Via Solera Cir #106Fort Myers, FL 33908 USA
Please do not send email entries. Postal mail only!
Thanks, in FLUX we TRUST...pass this call on to your friends who FLUX their muscles.
Posted by From Priscilla at 3:54 PM
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
My pal Uchida K. in the Ayaori Post Office, my old neighborhood p.o. in Tono, Japan, sent this ultra-cool postcard. It's in the shape of an old-fashioned post box, the kind that was phased out years ago because drunks and other fools would do things like pee into them. This one reads Ayaori yubinkyoku just above the symbol for post. How cool is that!
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Friday, July 10, 2009
From a Brazilian postcrosser, this originally was a duck soup card, which she altered by using stickers and lots of glitter.
This German postcrosser created this card with rubber stamps
A shark-bitten card from an Australian postcrosser
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