Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thank you!

Its Christmas day and the end of the year, which is always a good time to reflect on the year. I have been a bit behind in all sorts of communication - phone calls, letters, emails, bills, faxes - you name it and I am surely late.  When we started this project, we agreed to be forgiving with each other. No judgement when we fall a bit behind or crank out a wacky card. In honor of another year of mail and just because it is fun, here is a big thank you song for 2012 postcards here. Hope you are having a great day Lynn!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Its nice when Jess titles her cards for me, especially this one!  I'm not sure I would have guessed these people on stilts were her Dad and her brother racing.  On this card she lamented not seeing her family very often.  Here's hoping each of you can be with family this holiday season.  It can be fun to miss one (or two) Christmases or Thanksgivings while on an adventure, but after a while a person craves home!

Monday, December 17, 2012

What a bikini!

Can you cheat at this project? 
Lynn wondered a year ago when she sent me a card she made in 2009 for a party that she had helped plan at a former job. Not surprisingly, she had been made 'invitation guru' for holiday parties and the slew of baby showers that had hit the office during that period.

In my opinion, Lynn was not cheating but she was enabling strange office behavior as she created this card as an invitation for an office pool party.  This explains the bikini on the grinning snowman - er, I mean snow-woman - but it does nothing to explain why someone would want to attend an office pool party. Is it only me who would prefer to leave my glaring thighs to my colleagues' imagination? Perhaps more precisely, I am hoping that they have no imagination or interest in imagining such things at all!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Unexpected and poetic 2

Jessica was on a lot of airplanes and on a roll with looking deeper at life last September.  She called it here traveling series.  Jessica took a long flight with her Dad and had an encounter with a stewardess. You know the kind that happens between strangers on a plane overnight where you are sleeping and eating with perfect strangers? It's formal and intimate all at the same. Jessica commented "she was uniform, and then she wasn't."