Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hand-painted postcard anyone ?

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Gretchen Markle, it didn't take us long to delve into the topic of art.  Within our short conversation, I learned about a project that she said I could share with all of you.  Are there any of you out there, that just love the touch of something hand made, whether it's crafted by hand of hand written ?  I think of this project as a celebration of our good old fashion mail system - something I love as well.

Here's what I found on Gretchen's website:
'WISH YOU WERE HERE' - The Postcard Project
Do you like to receive 'REAL' mail (the old-fashioned kind)? Well, in this new project of mine, I will send you a hand-painted watercolour postcard. Interested? Read on:
I will send you a handmade postcard the old-fashioned way, i.e., by post (REAL or 'snail' mail). All I ask in return is that you send me back a postcard (homemade or commercial). On it, tell me in fifty words or fewer why you like - or don't like - to get 'real' mail.
Eventually, I'm hoping to put together an exhibit based on the postcards I send and the ones I get in return.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form, making sure to fill in all the boxes with an asterisk (*). If you're not sure what to put for 'Suggested by', just put in 'Gretchen' or 'you'."


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  2. Thanks for this info...I signed up and I just received my postcard from to paint her something to return the favour....I LOVE REAL MAIL!!!!! and when there is ART thrown in, even better!!

  3. I just found your blog after some friends told me there were two artists from Gabriola with work in the latest Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I look forward to seeing the issue! I asked who and so here I am reading your blog. Beautiful postcard and thanks for sharing Gretchen's postcard exchange.