Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two Kinds of Flags

A lovely Soviet-era postcard from a postcrosser in Russia. She said this card was printed in 1976, well before she was born. Interesting Disneyesque effect with the castle and magical fireworks. 

A touching postcard form a postcrosser in Taiwan. This amazing Tibetan prayerflag card is written in Japanese and printed by the Qinghai-Tibet International Travel Service. The ground is littered with old, decayed prayer flags and in the background, granite mountain ranges.

Recent Cards Sent

Picked up this civil war re-enactment card in Virginia recently. I've observed these re-enactments in New England and Pennsylvania. I wonder if they would be re-enacting 9/11 a hundred years from now? Sending this card to a postcrosser in Malaysia.

An owl inside a sagauro cactus. This card is going to a postcrosser in the Netherlands. He's an anthropologist and wanted cards with animals or birds on them.

Petition for Change

Riko would like to change our organization's name to something more attractive to the younger generation. She sent me a card and envelope filled with with suggestions.

St Sebastian

Geoffrey sent this card from Milan. It seemed symbolic of his current circumstances.

Summertime in NYC

Susan sent this card from a recent trip to New York. The card has that hazy, humid quality of a New York summer. Her purse got searched at the Statue of Liberty. They thought they saw a knife through the scanner. Turned out to be a nail clipper. I had a similar incident in Mexico many years ago. My toe nail clippers were nearly confiscated. Luckily, I had a friend who spoke Spanish fluently. They ended up laughing and returning the clippers to me. 


Shoes by Laron Bickerstaff at Creativity Explored. Their new show runs through October 1 and features shoes created by artists at CE. This nonprofit provides space and materials for artists with developmental disabilities to create, exhibit and sell art.