Sunday, August 28, 2011

The postcards arrived!

Remember that postcard swap that I mentioned a month or so ago?  Well, my postcards arrived!  I had kind of forgotten about the swap, actually, so it was fun getting surprise snail mail!  I love how varied the postcards are - everything from photographs to mixed media.  Everyone's so talented!

This first postcard shown here is from the very organized and dedicated woman that started it all - Kat Sloma.  Very organized, indeed, as she swapped 1020 postcards, amongst 170 people in 13 countries.  Can you believe this?!  All while in the midst of moving from Europe back to The States this summer.  She's a talented photographer and runs awesome e-courses - be sure to go check her out!

Hmm...isn't this next one just deliscious?  Tammy Lee Bradley is yet another talented photographer (from Florida) whose name I see all over the blogosphere.  From Shuttersisters  (can you believe that a S sister arrived at my door??) to Mortal Muses to her awesome blog Bliss & Folly - her shots are so full of color & life.

Phyllis from New England sent me this next one...and wrote this awesome fortune cookie message on the back: "Never judge a work of art by its defects."  When I checked out her blog I was instantly drawn in.  For not only does she love photography, but she's a self-proclaimed Scanner!  Good to know I'm not the only one!  For anyone that's familiar with Barbara Sher, you'll understand.  

On we go to Carola Bartz; originally from Germany and now residing in California.  She shared this lovely quote by Marcel Proust:  "Do not wait for life.  Do not long for it.  Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now."  Too true, too true - thanks Carola!  Go check her out - with a passion for photography and mixed media, what's not to love!?

This next one is all the way from Alaska!  Actually, now that I think of it, Alaska is probably closer to me than some of the other States...but it sounds far away.  :)  Deb Christensen shared this one.  She does "multi-media art and stuff" - love that!  With one quick look at her blog I can tell that she is living a full life!  Can't wait to go back and check it out some more.

To finish off my postcard swap I received this one from Sheila in Okotoks, Alberta.  Crazy.  For those that aren't familiar with it, it's only about 30 minutes from me!  I find it funny that this postcard travelled from her, then to Kat in Oregon, then back to me in Canada.  And another weird thing...I'm fairly sure that I've corresponded with Sheila before - I recognized her name/city from one of Tracey Clark's Picture classes.  Look closely at the postcard - it's a "snow cat."  So creative!

And I think that sums it up!  Can't wait to go find out where these postcards of mine turned up!  Maybe in someone's house 30 minutes from me?  Maybe another continent?  Look at all this magic that was created!

Now if only I could figure out how to link in (if anyone has any advice please let me know!!) that you can see everyone else's posts...but for now, just head on over to Kat's blog.


  1. The swap was completely random so you were meant to meet Sheila, I think! How fun. I love the enthusiasm that comes through in your words. Thanks so much for joining the swap and the hop! Until next time... :)

  2. What a beautiful collection you've received - thanks so sharing!

  3. Got some good ones there! I do love the mixed media ones! I checked out yours---ooh, wish I had gotten one! Thanks for sharing. take care

  4. A snow cat! It looks like a rare but elusive beast.

    What fun mail.

  5. Blog hopping a little late!! With cancer and chemo it s hard to keep up with everything - oh and there was the hurricane over the weekend along the east coast
    Can't wait to be a part of the next one -
    Peace love photography