[Not a] fail whale!

27 12 2009

This is an Earth From The Air postcard I sent to a Postcrosser in Florida. It looked really blue at my end but now looks really green! Maybe I’m just colour blind.


A postcard

1 12 2009

This postcard was sent by moi to a Postcrosser in Australia. Pretty, innit? This old chap is found in Oxfordshire. I live near another chalk horse and they are wonderful to see. The thing about them is, they look so modern, like Damien Hirst just parked up with his pickled calf on the dashboard and carved it into the landscape. But they are well old, like ancient or something. God knows how they did it with the lack of perspective. It must have been quite a trial!

A postcard

27 11 2009

This is a postcard I sent to a Postcrosser in Finland – when she uploaded it, it reminded how much I love it! It’s part of  the Earth From The Air postcard book I’m always banging on about. I think it’s a beautiful, joyous image and makes an unusual postcard.

The cards I send…

20 11 2009

As soon as I’d signed up to the Postcrossing website, I started to wonder what cards I should send to people. Most people seem to have something against cutesy cards which is kind of a shame. Cutesy’s cute! But the people want what the people want. So I went looking on Amazon and Play.com, and there’s not many postcard books on sale but one caught my eye instantly: The Earth From The Air Postcard Book. When it arrived I couldn’t believe how beautiful the photos are, plus they are lovely and big and really good quality! It’s been hard sending them off but it makes me happy to think of someone getting one through the post. What a generous soul I can be at times! I would be very very happy if I got an Earth From The Air postcard and – in my opinion – that’s the true spirit of Postcrossing. The above pic isn’t in the postcard collection; it’s a stunning image that really caught my eye when I visited their website. ‘Rugs drying in Marrakech’ is the formal description, I believe. You can buy all kinds of amazing stuff there. I think I’ll get my mum one of their diary for Christmas! In fact the whole family will if I have anything to do with it. Quite pricey but well worth it.

This one of dyed cotton drying in the sun in India is also very beautiful:

This is the book in question:

It can be bought here.

Alternatively – not that I’m turning this into a price comparison website –  I’ve always preferred Play.com. They sell it here.

PS: The first three cards I sent were horrific Klimt monstrosities – sorry!