12 February 2010

Swapping: Handmade Postcards

I came back from the Post Office
a little while ago. I sent off ten postcards to five different countries, and soon I will receive ten postcards from other corners of the world! (And all of this is due to the hard work and supreme organization of a sweet Swedish woman named Hanna - a big thank you to you, lovely!)

It was a little intimidating to sign up for something so big - there are more than a hundred people involved in this swap! - but I closed my eyes and took the leap. It feels so great to make something with your very own hands and then send it off into the big world, to be loved and appreciated by a stranger hundreds or thousands of miles away. What an amazing thing that is!

Check out all my postcards here.
PS. Did you enter this giveaway yet? This giveaway ended on 16 February.


{Updated 17 Feb.}

Dearest visitors,

Hello, hello! Thank you so very much for taking the time to take a peek into my little world here. This swap was such a wonderful experience, and I'm only just now realizing that making the postcards is only half the fun; already I've discovered many new blogs and new friends. What an incredible thing to connect with so many people around the world with something so simple as a postcard. A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved!

And now, the postcards. The first one here is my favorite - which one do you like best?

This one (above) arrived to its new home in NY today (17 Feb).

I didn't realize that this was blurry until I uploaded it - after I'd already sent it!


iHanna said...

Oh, you're so sweet, thanks for your kind words about me! :-)

The peek photo is just so beautiful - mmmmm, I want all of them! :-) Great work, and thanks for joining in the swap and being brave & creative with the rest of us!

Janet said...

Your postcards are all beautiful and I'm sure all the recipients will love them.

Gina Lee Kim said...

You used all of my favorite colors!...Hello Ingrid. Such a beautiful blog to visit.

MissA said...

What lovely cards you have made! I understand what you mean, about Daring to do this swap. It was a bit scary for me too. Now I feel so happy I did it!

brigitte said...

Ingrid, i received your p/c. it is the first one i have gotten. i wanted you to know how much i love it!


crazy anonymous woman said...

Your postcard arrived in Niagara Falls, NY and it is beautiful! Thank you! I got the one that is yellow/green and says EXPLORER 60s... I love your art!!!

Ingrid said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind words! It's been an absolute delight to be a part of an art movement of such a grand scale - thanks for doing it with me!

Friday Eudaemonism said...

Wonderful postcards! Have a beautiful day... :)

Linnea skriver: said...

It is a wonderful serie you have made. Especially I like the green one with a circle. Hope you have sent to me....;-)

Linnea skriver: said...

Wauw this is fantastic. And what a co-incidence that one of your cards is on the way to me!!!

Diana Trout {} said...

I don't think I could pick just one favorite! These are wonderful. thanks for your blog, I'm bookmarking!

Chris said...

These are sweet, and a great variety! I know the recipients will love getting one!

Carlin said...

Your postcards are so colorful and fun. Amazing job!

Ingrid said...

thank you, thank you, thank you! it's been such a treat to meet all you wonderful artists through the swap.

Linnea skriver: said...

Hi Ingrid
Now your postcard has arrived. It is the one with the girl - I just love it! Thansk a lot.
Best wishes Anette Linnea


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