Friday, 17 October 2014

Growing collections

This has been an excellent postcard week - just look at these little pieces of art!

My collections of Martin Wiscombe, Fiep Westendorp, Lali and Greetings from... cards are growing very fast at the moment, huh! The cutest river otter card that arrived today from Germany was just icing on the cake!

Wishing you a relaxing weekend and a lot of writing time!

swap from the Netherlands

swap from the Netherlands

swap from the Netherlands

swap from the UK
artwork by Martin Wiscombe

swap from the UK
artwork by Martin Wiscombe

swap from the UK
artwork by Martin Wiscombe

swap from the UK
artwork by Martin Wiscombe

swap from the UK
artwork by Martin Wiscombe

swap from Germany
artwork by Lucas Cranach d. J., Porträt Philipp Melanchthons, 1558

swap from Germany
artwork by Lali

swap from Germany
artwork by Lali

swap from Germany
photo by Martina Carmosino

swap from Germany
artwork by Peter Gut: "Nicht ganz bei Toast / Oder wo die Zebras herkommen"

swap from Poland

swap from Poland

swap from Poland

swap from the UK
artwork by Fiep Westendorp

swap from Germany
photo by Petra Wegner

4 comments:

  1. I love your postcards as usual. My favourite, it I have to choose, it's Fiep's.

    Me too, I like this series of "Greetings form...". I don't know for other countries, but I disagree with the Spanish one. Putting the image of bullfighting hasn't been the best idea in the world. This is just an stereotype. Most people in Spain (like me) has never attended bullfighting, and there is a strong movement against. Even in two big regions bullfighting has been banned. In any case, it isn't a tradition of the whole Spain, but of some regions (mostly the South).

    I don't want to spoil the joy of having received this postcard :)
    But anyway: think twice before sending it to an animal lover!

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    1. I have to admit that I hadn't realized that the photo represents bullfighting before I read your comment here - I was just too interested in the statistics! But yes, you're absolutely right with all what you wrote here. We discussed about this in our Spanish lessons already in the beginning of the 21st century, and what I understand is that the attitude towards bullfighting has gotten more strict along the years. I don't see it as a "Spanish tradition", but just as a "tradition", that is slowly going to fade.

      Inspired by your comment, I checked this postcard series, and it's interesting that there's such a photo in the Spain card as the rest of the cards have a landscape as a background photo. I'd be curious to know why this one is different!

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  2. Hei,
    Heitin sinulle haasteen blogissani: http://mailmanwaiting.blogspot.fi/
    :)

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    1. Kiitos haasteesta! Joku ehtikin haastaa mut jo Instagramissa, joten vastaan tähän siellä, kunhan kerkiän. :)

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