Today's post is dedicated to Christine of The Daily Postcard.
Christine is a fellow Oregonian and crazy about postcards like I am.
She just got back from a trip to Scotland
that was inspired by postcards
and she met up with some fellow postcard bloggers, too!
She is a researcher extraordinaire and has a way of making past connections
about people long gone truly come alive.
One favorite grouping of cards she had in her collection
was a correspondance between a couple who eventually got married.
Christine tracked down their daughter, who was more than delighted
to have those lost family treasures.
With a background in architecture and city planning,
Christine has a 'thing' about tramways and streetcars.
You will find many blog posts labeled Tram Tuesdays and Streetcar Sundays.
And so now you see why I had to dedicate today's post of this Nice tramway to her.
OF course, she already has this card in her collection, in color no less.
But I think mine is pretty unique, too:)
Obviously, someone only collected stamps!
I have many cards that aren't exceptional,
not of interest to collectors and not even redeemable digitally.
I have toyed with the idea of altering them in some fashion,
via sewing, cutting or something!
But because I think of postcards as rather "sacred" (like a book)
I have hesitated to experiment.
This card with the stamp cut out has given me a push in that direction....
I have also been inspired by folks like Brian Dettmer.
Thanks to Crystal of The Painting Queen
for introducing me to this man's altered book art.
His work is both inspiring and intimidating!
He seals the edges and then uses surgical cutting tools
the way a sculpture uses a chisel.
So, yet another project on my To Do list.
But first, mail art swaps to get packaged
and postcard inventory to finish......
and new items to list in my shops:)
You likely won't hear from me again till Monday,
so let me give you my best wishes for a rejuvenating weekend now.