Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
A German postcrosser altered this postcard which shows an old firehouse now used as a cultural center. She cleverly 'curtained' some offending blocks of flats built behind the center. Would that it were so easy to draw a veil over all architectural lapses.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
A Dutch postcrosser named Jackie sent this summery seaside altered card, done with lots of 3-D stickers. She writes that she likes to "go to the dunes, sit down, be very quiet and enjoy the rabbits, hares, and butterflies going from flower to flower", then "go to the beach and watch the seagulls, walk barefoot along the waterline, drink a cup of coffee, and go home." Ah, the good life.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
K. Nikoltsou of Thessaloniki, Greece sent this Mail Art call along with a postcard for my nuclear war show http://wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot.com/. To participate in the No to Violence/Yes to Create/The Limits show, submit your mailart to:
(Association of Visual Arts Artists of Northern Greece)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This card arrived from T. Hudgins of Apex, NC. She wrote that the card was something she had forever. She added the fish from an ad. I agree with her - they go very well together. She's a fellow blogger at www.knottyneedle.blogspot.com. Thanks so much!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
An 18-year-old postcrosser from Hangzhou who uses the name Evelyn saw the solar eclipse on July 22 and sent this fabulous cachet issued to commemorate it. I was stunned when I fished the envelope out of the mailbox yesterday. She also sent this card, which she altered with the addition of the Lamborghini. Maybe there's one in her future; she says that she loves movies and wants to be a director. Good luck to her!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
A Malaysian postcrosser named C. L. Chan sent this wonderful card from Borneo. He both took the photo and published the card. A professional photographer and amateur naturalist, he is the head of Natural History Publications (Borneo), which publishes books about the rich natural history of the region. He also has an elegant script. Click on www.nhpborneo.com to check out the book list.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
A Chinese postcrosser, and aspiring writer of children's literature, sent this altered card. She added birds and other elements cut from a Chinese sumie card to this card of the Minshan Mountains and wrote that the meaning to her was that the smallest lives could still live, still struggle. in hard times, in an icy, cold place. They could still be full of hope. Many thanks to her for the card and the thoughts.
Friday, August 7, 2009
A Finnish dog lover, who has an amstaff and a staffy, sent this sweet card altered with stickers. She says that it reads, "Let's enjoy life!"
This cool card came from a Dutch postcrosser, who altered it in various ways. Thanks! It gave me a couple of ideas.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A Dutch postcrosser sent this wonderful Paul Klee card, which she picked up on a trip to Cyprus.
Friend Lynn B. sent this postcard of Yayoi Kusama's Infinite Dots Mirror Room at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. What a treat, especially as I was there and saw it.
It all started with buying art postcards at museums. These two, waiting for me on my return from San Francisco, reminded me of that.