Monday, October 26, 2009

The Benevolent Postcard Society

Benevolent Postcard Society: Sent September

I made it in just under the deadline to participate in The Benevolent Postcard Society, "a postcard exchange and art project in one." Their blog is quite well-organized, and you can find out all about it there. Basically you get assigned one person to whom to send a postcard on the first of each month, from September 2009 to September 2010. Above is my first postcard, September to Russia. Of course the day after I sent it, I was emailed that the poor Russian gal forgot to include her zip code, so my fingers are crossed that it made it to her in St. Petersburg without her zip code.

Benevolent Postcard Society: Sent September

I sent a lovely mill view from Maxfield Parrish, an artist whose work I enjoy.

Benevolent Postcard Society: Sent October

For October, I got a UK address, and made a postcard out of half of a card. On this side, I thought I was pretty clever for writing my blog address alongside the lady's skirt.

Benevolent Postcard Society: Sent October

Here, an autumn scene prevails. It feels like that here now!

10 comments:

  1. When is that Legend of Sleepy Hollow stamp from? It looks almost Halloween-y. I also really like your return address sticker on the second one.

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  2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow stamp is from the American Folklore Issue in 1974. (This came to me thanks to dear Grandpa's stamp collection.)

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  3. Ahhhhh. You are so lucky to inherit such a collection.

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  4. wow what awesome postcards . I love those they are so neat . good luck with the project . Love it .

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  5. The card to UK is so beautiful! And I really like the placement of your blog address!

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  6. Nice traditional art. M.Maven, could you tell us where you got the airmail (designator) stamp on the Parrish postcard, please. It looks like a genuine one and I have only found scrapbook sticker versions of vintage airmail stamps so far.
    And thanks to Sirpa, for pointing out that square airmail rubber stamp with the biplane, from stampsdirect; we received ours today!
    Cheers, Jon.

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  7. Shute - that Air Mail label came from etsy. It is a genuine vintage item. I have also gotten other genuine vintage airmail labels from eBay.

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  8. Great postcards and I especially love the ink drawing of the lady with the big dress on the back of the postcard.
    Stephanie R

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  9. Thanks - the lady with a big dress is a rubber stamp and not a drawing, though... I could never draw that! :-)

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