Slowly, I gather the mail. Over the past week, three more DIY postcards arrived from all over the world.
DIY Postcard #3 is from Chris who blogs at parabolicmuse
. I love the colors and the found poetry. The flow of this card makes me want to turn it like a steering wheel back and forth to see the various perspectives. I am intrigued by the phrase "familiar car." I feel prompted to free write about the phrase in my journal. I lost the envelope in my stacks, so I can't remember where it travelled from within the USA.
DIY Postcard #4 arrived all the way from the Netherlands from Randy! Click here
to read and see more about her process in creating this card. I love the cloud and watercolor rain streaks watering the black flora and fauna.
DIY Postcard #5 arrived the other day from some place in the USA. I couldn't discern from the postmark where this whimsical card flew in from. I like how Cindy uses gray tones to contrast with the bright pink, green and orange trio. I love circles, how did she know?
Thank you one and all for sending some artsy sunshine into my world!
I signed up about a month ago, and now the time has arrived. The iHanna DIY Postcard Swap has begun. Ten painted post cards were handed over to my post office here in middle America to be scattered to the ends of the earth. Little did I realize at the same time I was sending, two postcards for me would arrive in the mail this afternoon. One in a enveloped sealed with groovy tape and one sans envelope.
Hand-cancelled from Nesconset, NY with pretty butterfly stamp and groovy tape.
The postcard inside was from a first timer, like me. Thanks Natalie! I love the quote:
"The secret of being happy...care...less." (Rev Ron)
Love the texture and the fun bug with wings!
The second one hails from Marge in Ohio. On the back she sent me a quote and her blog
address. Her inspirational quote: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." (Howard Thurman)
Wow, Marge, this resonates with me. I am on a quest of encouraging myself and others to Be YOURSELF! Come alive! Yes, that's what the world needs. People living out the beauty of their very own created selves! Thanks!
Love the layers and pops of color!
to see the other cards that Marge created.
As more arrive, I will post them. And later this week, I will post the cards that I created and sent on their way to deliver some sunshine and joy to others.
iHanna is our gracious host for the swap. Check out the link-up where you can see all the postcard art that has been sent out with love.