Friday, February 26, 2010

Soul Sent This Wonder To Lynn

First of all it arrived in PERFECT condition! Clean and whole in all it's beautiful glory.
I wish you could feel the texture of the fabric embellishment; the cut spiral, the silver stitches.
I wish you could see close up (enlarge it) the plastic glass bottle, the shiny stars, the notes within. These of course are my grand children, (twin brother and sister) going through goodies from Grandma's basket!
and they ARE my dreams come true.

Soul KNOWS me...and we are grandies in love with our kidlets and our friendship here as well.

Thanks Soul. It deserved all these photos!!!

Card from Suki

'For African Bushmen, a dozen words are enough for a whole lifetime'

Got home after a tiring Friday with a class of (wonderful) 6 year olds, to find this lovely card from Suki.
It is very beautifully done, and, as you know part of my heart and soul are all back in Africa, so to get this means a whole lot to me.
The words on the back are wonderful.
Thanks so very much dear Suki, you touched me.

suki's post card from Patty

oh my. this is such a wonderful, intricate drawing. I love the organic flower-like shapes and the little seed pods dangling. All the patterns. Thank you so much patti. I love black and white drawings. On the address side Patty quoted Picasso. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up!" Thanks Patty.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Two Received in Alaska

I received TWO postcards in the mail today! Oh Happy Day!

This green "Directions" card came to me from Mim - it's the one that was undersized and sent back to her so she turned around, popped it in an envelope and mailed it to me in one of her own dachshund/fish cards. She doesn't know but I used to have two dachshunds and really love this special card. It has Cricket and Ruger right on the front....with fins. The directions tell me to "sketch an exuberant light-filled moment". I shall endeavor to do so this week! (I also got my G for Gold ATC for another blog) Thanks Mim!

The next card is from Lynn in California. It is made from a cereal box, maps and fabric. Wow! I just didn't know you could combine them all and send it through the mail. She has a map of CA and of AK and shows the distance as "not too far". She writes on the back, "it looks fairly close when the maps are viewed this way!" I agree, it does look close this way and Alaska is even further south than San Francisco; does that mean we get to trade weather too? Thanks Lynn!

How creative they both are and now I'm more determined than ever to try collage again.

PS - both these cards were addressed to 64th Avenue and both reached me. However, I do live at 84th Avenue so if you could get that corrected I will have a better chance of receiving the rest. Thanks!

Card/s from Debra

This card arrived today from Debra.
The previous two arrived on Tuesday.
I love the words, I can see and hear Debra saying them.
I like the simple things in life, I love words, these are all great Debs.
Thanks so much.
I hope all your 'bits' are now slowly on the mend, ready for your holiday soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Suki's card for Caroline

Hi Everyone!
I have a new laptop and the internet is finally working, so here I am with this super postcard from Suki which arrived last week! I love it! On the back it reads:

" And that's how I came
to the edge of the pond:
black and empty
except for a spindle
of bleached reeds
at the far shore
which, as I looked,
wrinked suddenly into three egrets...
a shower of white fire!
Even half-asleep they had
such faith in the world'

Excerpt from 'Egrets' by Mary Oliver

Thanks so much Suki!

I've really enjoyed catching up with the GG blog and love all the cards posted here already - everyone is doing such a great job! I sent out 3 cards last week and am busy making more!

Fish from Lolo

Received from Lolo yesterday and it is AWESOME!!! I love it, woohoo!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dream Postcard

I received this wonderful postcard from Debra Kay. I don't know how she did it but it looks like a professional postcard.  It looks like a dream.  Thank you so much DK for this very balanced dream-like postcard. 


I will be shipping 3 postcards out tomorrow!  So, be on the lookout D.K., Joss and Lisa!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Lisa Went Over The Top For Lynn!

Lisa, you have no idea what you've done here I do not think. How could you know that you created a collage using a song my DH has been singing for forty years? One that I absolutely go weak knees over every time he sings it. (Rocky Top was written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who also wrote a lot of songs for the Everly Brothers. If you want to read all the lyrics to this song go to this link.)

This lovely card with it's Tennessee mountains, birds in flight and a stately hawk over the song lyrics is wonderful to see. And I am still smiling broadly from the chord it struck with me. This bird on the back is surrounded by a poem by Langston Hughes and says:
"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly..."
I love this too and am proof positive of one who flies with her dreams following each one for a full life.

Postcards coming soon!

I finally got two postcards off in the is for Suki and one is for Caroline. I had created some other collage postcards last week and then when I tried to put something on to seal them so they wouldn't get messed up in the mail it ruined them. So I started over. I didn't like my collages anyway, I think I'll keep trying collage but for now I'm sticking to something I know I can do like drawing! ;) I'm impressed with those of you who collage - yours always look so pretty and together and it makes sense. I don't understand how you can pick and choose things and then glue it all down and it looks beautiful. Mine look like..., well let's just say they don't look as good as yours!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Two Postcards received

I got this postcard from Marianne....

...and all I can say so far is Wow. It is gorgeous, such a lovely painting. Marianne wrote a great note on the back and so far I have managed to translate the first sentence which I think says "Hope all is well with you". LOVE it Marianne and also gives me a good excuse to email a dear friend from Holland to have her help with a translation.

Lynn took a painting of mine, and managed to digitize it or something like that and THREADPAINTED it. I was just stunned when I saw it, wow, wow. It's really beautiful and tactile and creative and the orange bit there is on my scanner not in the threadpainting!

The first postcard I sent out was to Patty and guess came back as TOO SMALL. So I have remailed it out to Patty in an envelope, along with an ATC and am not cutting my postcards just a bit bigger.

I really like this exchange, it's new and challenging - I like postcard art anyway, so this mixes it up well for me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cat's Postcard from Suki!

This amazing beauty arrived in my mailbox today!
The front
gorgeous collage!
The back
A beautiful Zen poem by Ko Un
The text reads:
The Wash 

The wash flaps,
a bodhisattva not 
knowing it's a 
Suki, you rock Girl!  I love this and it's just perfect!
Thank you so very much and Blessings to you too!

Lolo's Card From Joss!

This beauty came into my mailbox this fine Saturday morning in perfect shape!
What a beauty, and I love the quote. Yes, we're all heroes of our own story indeed.
Thanks Jossie, I do love this card!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lolo's Mail Art for Marianne

Today I received this beauty in the mail.
Lolo altered the original into this dream of a card!
Wow, lucky me to get it.
The world is a better place because of you!
How sweet is that?!
And here is the beautiful original Frida who also arrived today.
I know it is part of the fun, but I am glad Frida arrived without a scratch.........

Thank a million you one in a million friend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Will This Post? Who Knows

Blogger seems to hate me these days-but I am mailing 3 postcards to Soulbrush in the morning (to make up for being a week late) and one to Lisa-on time-yay.  I'm on a roll now, or maybe that's a croissant.

Soul's Post Card

When I came in from doing errands my DB told me I had mail.  WHOOO HOOO !!! I received my first postcard.  Soul said it was the first card she ever made.  It is a beauty.  It arrived in great shape.  It has layers of collage. It has so much Soul.  Thank you so much Soul.
I want to say I am sorry I haven't left comments here. I was wondering today why I hadn't seen any posts come through my Reader.  Bahhhh I guess I didn't get it on there. So glad to see that others have their cards posted here. 

They Are In The Mail...Finally

Being Busy with different things and our President's Holiday prevented/got in the way of my getting two postcards out in the mail in a timely manner. But YESTERDAY two finally made it: One on it's way to Marianne in the Netherlands and one to Mim in Mass.! My apologies for being so late...curious to how clean they will be upon arrival.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

suki rec'd her post card from Mim

Hey Mim, thanks!!! I love it. An inspiration to keep on truckin'.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lolo's Postcard from Lisa!

I got this beautiful watercolor Cockatoo in the mail today from Lisa. This is the bird she was telling us about that she dreamed of! I guess he was meant to live with me...yay!
The quote around the edge of the card is by Shelly and it reads:
"It is a sweet thing, friendship, a dear balm, a happy and auspicious bird of calm."

Thank you Lisa! He's gorgeous and will proudly grace my studio ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Computer Issues!!

Hi All,
Just wanted to let you know that whilst I am busy making the cards I'm having some really frustrating computer/internet issues and that commenting/posting here is likely to be a bit erratic for a while!! :( Hope to resume normal service soon! C x

My First Postcard Arrived From Lolo

It was apparent immediately that my postcard was from Lolo as soon as I saw her trademark art stamp! This beautiful waterlily art card is 5" X 8" in size and a real knock out in color and texture!

She even got arty on the "letter" side with quote and marking pens!

Thank you Lolo, this was fun to receive and it is a beauty I will treasure!
Hugs from Lynn
I will mail my first postcards out tomorrow to Marianne and to Mim.
Our Presidents Holiday is shortening our mail week by one day.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Suki mailed to Caroline

Just to let y'all know I mailed my post card to Caroline last week. I imagine it takes awhile to get to Malaysia.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

thanks marianne

Oh marianne, just adore this header. thanks. thought I had written this but can't find it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love it!

Marianne your header is fabulous, I love it.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I love the header, it looks fabulous!

Header by Marianne

Woo-Hoooo, look at the header Marianne did for us! And it even has Lynn's last name at the top ;)
It's perfect...thank you Marianne! XX

My first postcard is soon on it's way to Lynn!