Friday, September 4, 2009

The Well Traveled Postcard


Have you seen the wonderful film Amélie? Of course you have. Remember how Amélie's dad kept getting baffling photos of his missing garden gnome from all over the world? Well, one of the fun things we're going to do here is start a Flickr group which will feature snapshots of the postcards in their new surroundings — so a postcard from (for example) Canada will be photographed against its new Swiss background. More on this later this month, when we start receiving our postcards ...

:-)

P.S. BPS member Alex blogged yesterday about the postcard she just sent on her lovely Make, Do and Send blog — you can see her inspired September postcard here. Thanks so much for sharing, Alex — such a great idea!


(movie still from amélie via mnsrrt on flickr)

12 comments:

compulsively compiled said...

yeah! sounds like a 'flat stanley' adventure to me.

Stephanie Belen said...

i LOVE this idea! :) and i LOVE amelie. that movie makes me bubbly every time!

i've always wanted to take an inanimate object and take pictures of it in random places i go. :P

elle s'ennuie said...

Love the idea :) I wanted to photograph my postcard before sending it off, but in a hurry to get it posted I forgot, can you believe!

Polly R said...

I LOVE that film. It's my fave. Yep, I will send in a photo of my postcard as soon as it's received!
x

Val said...

This is an excellent idea.

stitchface said...

Lori- you are the best :D

Teri said...

You really are fun! Do you ever sleep? xo Lori!

Jessie Cacciola said...

Awesome idea! I was wondering what mine would look like when it got to its new address.

Lori said...

Thanks so much for the great feedback, all — you're the best!!!

:-)

CrackerJack Girl said...

Fun idea!

I too forgot to take a snapshot of the one I sent off -- guess I was just too excited to pop it into the post box!

Micaela said...

such a GREAT GREAT idea!!!

and thanks for the link to Alex's awesome recipe idea. What i learned is that you don't have the most space in the world on the postcard lol i made that a note-to-self next time.

here was my idea & a picture of the postcard i bought off etsy:

http://dolcevitamicaela.blogspot.com/2009/09/benevolent-postcard-sept-2009-first.html

i commissioned my most favorite artist to make 2 other postcards. :) i can't wait to send them off- possibly to one of you reading this comment.

xo and happy receiving!!!!

marianne said...

I really hope Alex sent tha post card to me! Unless there's another member from Hyannis with a very similiar name... You can see the post card I sent by becoming a fan of QuiltTales on facebook. Soooo fun! Can't wait for October!