Friday, August 10, 2012
I have an intense love for collecting postcards. Some of the first postcards I remember buying were on my family's vacation to Gulf Shores in 1992. I was in 7 year old heaven on that vacation. I got to hang out at the ocean with two of my aunts and uncles AND my baby cousin, which was about as cool as things get in my book.
Since then, I've bought postcards on most vacations I've taken over the past 20 years or so. I usually buy them with the intention of sending them to people, but inevitably I forget to send most of them (I have a stack of postcards that I've written, sadly waiting to go to their intended parties -- these are very entertaining to read).
Postcards are a great way to remember and to share places you've been. It's also an inexpensive way to display prints of paintings you admire (above you can see an O'Keefe and Gauguin plus some Gwen Frostic cards from my collection). I've made many collages with these postcards and have framed some of my favorites -- depending on your choice of frames, it only costs about $5 to add some pretty art to your nightstand or about $20 to make a nice wall display!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for a free giveaway that will include this cute mini painting made by yours truly!