Saturday, October 31, 2009
Posted by From Priscilla at 10:31 AM
Monday, October 26, 2009
My computer is in a black hole and I am unable to post images. Just to keep up with what's happening, I'll list the altered cards recently received. First is one from Finland, an image of a letter being penned, which is altered with a decorative leaf and postcrossing ID. Another one from Finland shows a black & white photo of two dogs decked out in outlandish glasses, pearls, and fancy hats. The added tag, in Finnish, translates as "About normality and other aberrations." Card three is from Ukraine and shows a marvelous old building loaded with gargoyles. The sender attached a cross-stitched jack-o'lantern. The last one is from Norway, a handmade card gessoed and collaged with silk and images of sea and sky. It says, "The sky is the limit." I hope to post all of these cards soon! Meanwhile, thanks to all.
Posted by jacqueline at 8:53 AM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Dutch postcrosser who sent this Salvador Dali card says that she always visits the Dali museum whenever she goes to Spain. The back of the card has this wonderful quotation from Dali: "Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure--that of being Salvador Dali."
Posted by jacqueline at 3:06 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
A German postcrosser, and jazz pianist, sent this wonderful postcard by Gerhard Gluck. The timing was just right, with the Phillies going into Game 1 of the NLCS in Los Angeles last night. They won 8-6 in a wild one over the Dodgers. Keep the lucky pigs and horseshoes coming! You can check out this pianist at youtube.com/gspiano.
Posted by jacqueline at 10:18 AM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I saw this vivid mailbox at L&T Auto, a wonderful auto parts place that specializes in VW's and Audis, while I was looking for a hubcap. The lot outside was filled with all kinds of Volkswagens and the tidy shop with all kinds of retro signs and other memorabilia. Why the mailbox? For nostalgia, for decoration, for Christmas, I was told. Nice folks and great service, but it gave me a pang to think that the mailbox was a bit of nostalgia.
Posted by jacqueline at 12:06 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I made this to send to a postcrosser who said she liked handmade cards. I used a spare announcement card from a friend's group show and two photographs taken by my old friend Mr. Takahashi on an outing we made years ago to view peach blossoms at a place outside of Tokyo. I borrowed the title of a recent Alexander McCall Smith novel for the tag. Thanks to all.
Posted by jacqueline at 3:13 AM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A Canadian postcrosser in Nova Scotia altered this postcard of a favorite place, Prince Edward Island, with a photo of a favorite writer, Lucy M. Montgomery. Montgomery is of course the famed author of Anne of Green Gables, which is set on the island. A real treat to get this card!
Posted by jacqueline at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Artists Jozef Bajus and Ginny Lahr produced the image on this card in collaboration with iXpress artists. The results of the collaborative art project will be on display from November 20 to January 3 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York.
Posted by jacqueline at 6:00 AM
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friend Yue, who lives in Xiamen, Fujian, sent these pretty flowers and cachet in honor of Teachers' Day in China. I met Yue while teaching English as a second language in a volunteer program at the local library. Her husband was a research fellow at a local university, and she was studying English. Their son Xu, who was in primary school at the time, is now applying to grad school in the States. Thanks, Yue, it's been grand knowing you. All the best to Xu.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:33 AM
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Detroit, Carbro Prints, 1958, by McDermott & McGough.
Also on view, I Will Never Forget You, the Frida Kahlo Portraits, by Nickolas Muray.
The two shows above are on at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 9 to November 7. www.weinstein-gallery.com
Posted by jacqueline at 3:13 AM