Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Mexico City's main post office is in a Venetian-style palace, complete with ornate staircases and grillwork.
This old photo turned postcard evokes the mad upheaval of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. And yes, that is Francisco Zapata.
Two postcards from Mrpotani's recent trip to Mexico City.
Posted by jacqueline at 7:41 AM
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Christian Burchard's Days of Summer by the Pond (above) is in Contemporary Craft of Pittsburgh's autumn show, Transformation 7: Contemporary Works in Wood. Burchard used bleached Madrone burl for the piece shown. The show features the work of 26 artists and runs from October 16 through January 2, 2010. Noted wood artist Tadao Arimoto will be the featured store artist on October 23 and 24. For info: www.contemporarycraft.org
Posted by jacqueline at 4:38 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I found this pretty stamp sheet yesterday in an envelope in a drawer. I had saved the envelope, sent maybe a year ago by a postcrosser in Ukraine, because it was pretty. When I took out the postcard that was in the envelope, I never noticed the stamp. What a treat to come across it yesterday! If only it presaged a trip to Ukraine...
Posted by jacqueline at 5:42 AM
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
According to the Finnish postcrosser who sent this cool card, olet tarkea (sorry about the missing diacriticals) means 'you are important'. She added 'three generations' of air mail stickers (L to R: oldest to newest) to the card, then used an old 'prioritaire' sticker on the back.
Posted by jacqueline at 7:49 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Elisa, a 17-year-old Finnish postcrosser, sent this fabulous photo of a friend's toes. It's really a photo, not a card, but like the Polaroid from Spain a couple of weeks ago it arrived in perfect shape. In teeny script covering the entire back of the photo except for the stamp and my address, she wrote that she loves toes: "They are so interesting!" Much of her message, though, was about an intricate dream open to endless interpretation. Thanks, Elisa, for making yesterday a red letter day!
Posted by jacqueline at 3:51 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
An American postcrosser living in Denmark altered this card of San Francisco's Lombard Street with stickers of the Danish flag. I was in San Francisco in July but not on the famed 'crooked street'. Crooked is interesting. So is the roundabout route of this card.
Posted by jacqueline at 1:54 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The boats are in harbor, the show is on, and bids on all boat lots are being taken through 24 September. Check out Joanne B. Kaar's wonderfully creative project to raise funds for Mary Ann's Cottage in Caithness, Scotland. www.joannebkaarpaperboats.blogspot.com
Posted by jacqueline at 7:52 AM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The exhibition postcard for a cool alt space show this weekend in San Francisco. Alternative spaces are springing up all over the city in garages, empty properties and people's homes. This one asked the visitor to go to 3 different homes for a take on the same theme - home. Great concept, great show! This postcard was designed Alexis Petty, an independent designer in San Francisco. Wonderful postcard, Alexis!
Posted by From Priscilla at 10:30 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Postcrosser Michelle sent this droll altered card from New Zealand. She wrote of the handsome sheep pictured: "I like his impressive horns and how he looks like a proud New Zealander!" Love it!
This is the first sent by Wendy, a postcrosser from Hong Kong now studying in New Zealand. Good luck with your studies and have fun with postcrossing!
Posted by jacqueline at 11:56 AM