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Archive for postcards
It looks like I was featured on Freshly Pressed, which has brought some new readers to this blog. If you’re new here…welcome! Please relax and stay a while…like this guy (by Michael Pratt):
…or booze and mornings.
Alnwick Garden is now on my destination list.
I’ll close this post with a monstrously sweet image by McLean Kendree.
I think many of us have at some point seen an image sampled from a vintage Alfred Mainzer Cat postcard (Mainzer was the publisher; the images were painted by Swiss artist Eugen Hurtung).
Recognize the style? Oddly anthropomorphic felines placed in distinctly human situations…
Often, chaos arises.
Ah…they’re incorrigible (I am currently watching a cat in her sixth consecutive hour of napping and increasingly doubting feline willingness to pick up a drill and engage in construction work).
I may send this as my next “get well” greeting:
Some are appropriate for party invitations:
Easter is high atop the list of holidays I don’t celebrate, but I do love the yearly reemergence of Cadbury Creme Eggs. This image comes from an online game Cadbury launched this season (it needs to me aimed at my mouth).
A bunch of bunnies by Frijol Boy:
Two by Nicoletta Ceccoli:
A little gem from one of the masterminds at Unusual Life.
I have an odd love of “Santa in space” themed illustrations (as you can see here).
Amazing design from Mike Mitchell:
I have to admit that I find this pretty hilarious…and not just because I’m a Crazy Cat Lady in training:
Christmas came early for me this year, in the form of a truly awesome series of collector’s edition postcards from Wind Up Dreams and Vinyl Nightmares.
I think I’m going to have them framed because I doubt I could actually part with them and send them off as regular postcards.
Some of you may recall my previous post about John Purlia’s haven of incredible kitch and ephemera. He has put together some of my favorite photos of vintage toys and assorted goodies.
John’s Etsy store features a variety of prints ranging from reasonably priced glossy photos to limited edition collectors items.
In addition, I’m thrilled to welcome Wind Up Dreams and Vinyl Nightmares as a SheWalksSoftly sponsor (check out the nifty sidebar link)! It’s really my pleasure to promote artists whose work I enjoy so much.
The image above…perhaps designed to be mildly unsettling…is nowhere NEAR as unsettling as this (originally un-ironic) piece of Thrift Horror:
That photo reminds me of this extremely surreal video: