Saturday, 15 March 2008

Poetic Postcards

I joined a poetic postcard exchange some time ago, this was with a very busy group and it was really interesting to see all the different cards that were sent out all over the world. There were only five cards to make and exchange, which was not hard to do, I quite like the way that some groups have small exchanges and you can make just 4 or 5 cards in a particular theme.

This one from Dove has wonderful soft colouring and is a photograph which has been printed onto fabric with a line from William Blake. To add interest on the card, Dove has added images of a turtle, butterfly and flowers with crystal centres.

Edna’s card is hand stitched and hand embroidered with metallic paper, buttons, lace, and a hand stitched face on the figure. The verse on the card says "Friends are angels who Lift us to our feet When our wings have trouble remembering how to fly".

Cindy used photography and printing onto fabric for her card, choosing a delicious flower with a simple verse, 'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom’!

Tina used a larger format than most postcard senders but it was a really lovely card with the poem, 'A Red, Red, Rose’ by Robert Burns. Most of my postcards come from the States but this one was from Ontario from a lady that was born in Petersfield, England.

As I said most of my cards come to me by Airmail but this last one did not have to go too far, it came from bonny Scotland from a lady called Heather. Heather had written her own small poem on the card, which was very artistically made with a variety of mixed media, this one had a blanket-stitched edge.


Julie said...

Lovely postcards Stephanie! I love some of the poems/sayings.

zquilts said...

What a special group to be in !