My camera was confused by all the colors on this postcard and took a rather dark picture, which I then brightened in post.* Sara reports that the day after she wrote this, she plans on having a working day. So far her semester has been filled with campus/school site things. But she’s got a long to-do list and she’s going to tackle it.
I’m sure that she did!
*”We’ll fix it in post!” I like to make that excuse about stuff. Sometimes things get fixed in post production, sometimes not.
Another day when the postcards maybe hung out together and had a beer before arriving in my mailbox.
Jan sent me this very fun postcard from the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. She says it’s such a cool museum she is thinking of volunteering there. I’ve looked at the website and it does look quite cool. Nice find, Jan. The postcard is cool too. Very retro.
Kelly recently visited New York City and reports that the Met was awesome and that visiting the Cloisters was totally worth the trip. As I recommended the Cloisters, I was quite glad to hear that. I was also glad to get this sunny David Hockney postcard on a cold January day. Thanks, Kelly!
Another odd-sized postcard from the Whitney Museum. Are modern art museums the place to go to find odd-shaped cards? Test my hypothesis. Visit modern art museums and send me postcards from there.
The translation is “a giant tomato”
Sara writes that she’s doing the tricky process of revising a piece and also dealing with computer updates that took long enough that I got a postcard out of it. Thanks computer updates! And Sara!
This is from the usual suspect, Sara. She reports that Florida was chilly–Instagram posts from that period show her in a sweatshirt with a scarf wrapped around her neck. She stood in multiple lines to see this shuttle. She also reports it’s been a good trip.
Sara reports that she grabbed this at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) conference. She had a great time at the conference.
Sara grabbed this cute card for me when she was in New York City last month.
She reports she’s been overly busy. This news was not a surprise to me.
Regular commenter Jan went to St Louis and sent me this card.
She told me that the tour inside the arch had a strong 1960s vibe that she thought I would enjoy. Indeed, I have been to the Gateway Arch and have very fond memories, though that was in 1989 when perhaps the 1960s vibe wasn’t so prominent.
Aunts Pat & Carol were unable to find a postcard while visiting Pendleton recently, so they sent me this wooden postcard from Silver Falls State Park.
I was interested in this wooden postcard because it is a normal postcard attached to a birch wood board. I feel like most wooden postcards I’ve seen have the image burned on the wood itself.
This lead me to the postcard’s website, (birchwoodpostcards.com) where I learned that you can choose a variety of images, and they will drop your site’s name onto the photography, then produce the postcard and sell them to you. Very interesting.
Sara sent this from the Whitney Museum of Art. (I’m still living off the postcard largess of that October visit to NYC.) She reports that she did not see this particular work by Alex Israel, but she loved the odd shape.
I loved it too.
This is a souvenir from Sara’s trip to New York City. She traveled there with her husband, parents and sister for a short autumn vacation. They stayed in an actual brownstone (Air B&B) and, among other things, took in the old-school dioramas at the museum. (I love a good diorama.)
My mom went on a Road Scholar tour of Louisiana and sent me this postcard. She reports that she still has not eaten crawfish and has no plans to. She also particularly enjoyed the Cajun village they visited. I can also tell you that it was still hot and humid there, even on the 10th of October.