Next year, too...
May heaps of happy things come to you.... Oide oide/come, come....
My postcard pal at the Ayaori post office sent this charming pop-up card in her New Year's packet, which arrived yesterday. She always sends the most amazing cards, almost always a pop-up of some kind. Some are as sweet and simple as this tiny kitten pop-up, others are more elaborate but no less charming. I don't know where she gets them but I do know they are just about the most imaginative of the commercial cards I receive each year.
And so to everyone, may all good things come to you and yours in 2009!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I bought these postcards yesterday at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. Each Christmas the museum shows off its trains, which run on 2,000 feet of track, while a tiny Santa circles overhead in his sleigh. Andrew Wyeth founded this wonderful museum, in a beautiful former mill. It houses a good collection of works by him and other artists in the Wyeth family, including son Jamie, who also has an extensive collection of toy and model trains. Jamie even got Andy Warhol hooked on them. The two often played with them when Warhol visited the younger Wyeth's farm.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I made this card from a photo I took last week of the painted light bulbs I use to decorate the windows at Christmas. I got the idea at Olga's Living with Art, a fabulous shop in Coudersport, PA, on Rt. 6, which is run by a multitalented Ukrainian woman named Olga. Her painted bulbs were elaborate and beautifully-painted. I simplified the idea, using old incandescents.
This salt pyramid is astounding. It instantly reminded me of the conical structures, for storing salt used in winter, which are seen along major highways here in the Northeast. A Portuguese postcrosser sent the postcard. The stamps are so nice that I had to (I think) post them twice.