But I still love postcards, so I jumped up in enthusiasm when my former housemate told me about postcrossing. Mail that did not consist in bills and 50 shades of bureaucracy? I was in!
The idea behind it is very simple: whenever you feel like it, you request an address, write a postcard to someone somewhere in the world. Then, after a while you receive a postcard from someone else. You don't keep in touch, you don't have to write when you don't feel like it, you just occasionally send and receive postcards :)
Today I decided to send some postcards. Only trouble was that our stash of postcards consists out of horrific cards. It was bad, really bad. Over the years we had picked all the acceptable ones out, and what was left was a staple of pure horror. Like the cards that you wouldn't even send to your least favorite family member. So, of course, I decided to paint some of them by myself. I mean, why walk to the shop if you've got paint? Here's a few that I made:
I always try to match the cards with the stories or preferences of the receiver. This lady wrote that she was a big fan of Chinese culture. So, naturally, I complied :)
I painted this card for a really cool girl in Finland. She was a steampunk car enthousiast, I mean.. how cool is that?
As you can see, I also scribbled the Martini tower for a girl from Germany, and did my best in finding the coolest Dutch phrases for a guy in Russia. Oh my, sending mail is almost as much fun as receiving it!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE..... GIVEAWAYS!!
Since I am in a very generous mood today - either due to springtime, or I'm just drugged by my hay fever medicine- I'm willing to send a few of these postable mini-paintings for free!!
You can reply to this post if you'd like one! I
If you describe what kind of card you would like, I'll know what to make (Although I'm keeping some artistic freedom here!).
Next week, I'll randomly choose three that receive a card :)
UPDATE: wow! I'm a bit overwhelmed by the attention that I got after refashionista blogged about my refashion. thank you so much for the kind comments! just to be clear: I'll randomly pick winners on Tuesday evening ( European time). So before then, you can still enter :)