Juni, a 13-year-old postcrosser from Finland, made this cool little card, "something simple," she said. She also translated a bit of the message, about not stepping on bugs along the way because everyone has a right to live. Live and let live: a simple message for our time. Thanks a lot, Juni, for taking the time. A wonderful autumn to you, too!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm sending this postcard to Mrs. October. I took the photo at Saturday's game seconds after Jimmy Rollins had started a spectacular double play to get out of a bases-loaded jam, end the game, and give the Phillies the NL East title for the second year in a row. It was a great, great night at the ballpark. Next up: October baseball!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Mrpotani sent this postcard of the Winslow Harvey Girls, a volunteer group in Winslow, Arizona, who work to keep the spirit of hospitality embodied by the original Harvey Girls alive. Can you hear that whistle blow? Think Acheson, Topeka, and Santa Fe.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Taiwanese postcrosser Mia sent this card of azaleas in Taroko National Park. As I recall, azaleas are originally from the Himalayas. I'm not sure if that's why Mia used a stamp of a Himalayan cat on the card but it reminded me of some restaurant friends in Tono who have a couple of big old cuddly Himalayans.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Noise is the name of the show of new works by New York artist Marilyn Henrion, on from 30 September to 25 October at the Noho Gallery at 530 West 25th Street. I'll be reviewing the show and was excited to get this little preview. For more information, see www.marilynhenrion.com.
I noticed this homespun baseball display at a Mennonite farm I frequent this time of year, took a photo, and made it into a postcard for my baseball friends. One of the young daughters of the farm had hung up the bat, gloves, and balls she and her siblings use. The farm, which is near Dryville, has good jams and jellies. My faves: sour cherry, elderberry, apricot, and Queen Anne's lace.
Patricia Malarcher, a wonderful editor of mine, and her husband WILLY sent another reason to enjoy autumn in New York. They call their October show there M'R/GE. I like the look of Patricia's Prayer Flags and hope to see them in person. The show is on at the Phoenix Gallery Project Room. For details: www.phoenixgallery.com.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Chinese postcrosser Xiaozhi sent this amusing 'poster' dedicated to Michael Phelps. She said in her note that Phelps is 'good and magic'. Xiaozhi's a high school student and loves, as we can see, comics and manga. It took a month for this cute take on the Olympics to reach Pennsylvania so it's a little late but nonetheless much appreciated. Thanks, Xiaozhi!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Moonlight Graham, a real if fringe ball player, became famous thanks to Field of Dreams, the sappiest baseball movie ever. The quotation is from A League of Their Own, one of the best and funniest. No beating Bull Durham, though. I made the card from bits and pieces. I picked up the Hello, Kitty stickers several years ago at a station kiosk in Hiroshima.
From September 16 to December 6 Grey Gallery at New York University hosts a show of African textiles called The Poetics of Cloth. A parallel show, The Essential Art of African Textiles, is on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ah, autumn in New York.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Leading off: an excellent stamp from Portugal, paying tribute to nos bombeiros (our volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel). Hats off always to the men and women who continue to fill their ranks around the world. Next is another in the quirky Hector Consani series from Brazil, showing people at work. The postmark from the Louvre is just cool and the woolly mammoth stamp ties in with recent reading on cave art. Last, the trio of stamps from Canada features subjects which for one reason or another are all 'in my kitchen'. I particularly like the hyalophora cecropia.