Friday, 28 June 2013

Quirky Snail Mail From Across the Seven Seas!

About two months ago, Jennifer from Grits and Moxie announced that she would quite like to host a post card swap with some of her readers, and was blown away by the response that she got! I contributed enthusiastically to the pile of eager replies that she received, and was so stoked when she decided to follow through with the swap! It would be no mean feat to co-ordinate such a massive swap on a monthly basis, and so I am very thankful to Jennifer for doing so!

This is the second time now, that I have participated in the swap, and day after day, I have been bounding down to the letterbox, eagerly awaiting my two post cards!  There is something so divinely quirky about receiving a post card in the mail, and I (sort of lamely) get so excited to see which post card my partner and Jennifer have chosen for me for the month! These are the two post cards I received last month in the swap:

The one with the peanut looking thing on it from Georgia, USA is from Jennifer, and the kitschy Ypsilanti post card is from my partner from last month, Courtney. Jennifer assigns a theme for each swap, with last month's theme being "where you live" and this month's being "art". 

Below is my interpretation of "art" for the swap. Some fantastical illustrated post cards from Hungry Designs, who are local to me on the Gold Coast. I love fantasy-type illustrations lately and was so pleased with the fast delivery and great service from Hungry designs! Plus, they threw in the girl with the antlers as a thank you card, and since I didn't order anything to keep for myself, I was delighted with this! I'm thinking of framing it and putting it in my bedroom as a quirky, little piece of art once I start decorating it. I'm going for a pastel theme in there, so it should suit nicely!

A close-up of each individual post card:

I really love the two pirate-y type post cards I picked out for Jennifer and Vicky, my partner this month, and I hope they like them too! They should be whizzing their way across the Pacific Ocean as I type, I daresay! When I showed these to Jake, he thought they were awesome, too, and suggested they'd make a great tattoo. To be honest, that is probably one of the things that drew me to them. I love tattoo art, even if I don't quite feel confident about covering my body in it (although I would like a few more!)

I should mention that this is not a sponsored post. I simply love the concept that Jennifer has put into action, and love the work that Amanda from Hungry Designs does and I would highly recommend that you all go and check out her Etsy shop! She has some wonderful, quirky shadow puppet brooches, and my favourite Day of the Dead Disney prints as well! Awesome stuff! Actually, come to think of it, Hungry Designs is exactly the type of small business I would love to work with some time!

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