Friday, December 31, 2010

Postcard Greetings PFF #34

 This idea first came to me while looking at an image on the Tattered and Lost Ephemera blog yesterday. To paraphrase, her resolution was to get up earlier so she at least got a decent seat on public transportation in the New Year. Or perhaps a GREEN seat. Or perhaps a seat at all. I grow old and my short term memory is headed out into the bitter cold. As soon as I saw the image I remembered I had a card sort of like the one she displayed, but at least the passengers on her ride were dressed appropriately. A couple of Mine? Not so much.  Anyway, the image and message made me laugh.


My first visit this morning was to the Pieces of the Past blog, where the Funoldhag (aka, Carol) posted an image of four piglets with a tale to tell in their tails. I had to laugh again, since while looking through my meager supply of old postcards for the Hopi Unlimited transportation card, I found a Contented Family. Okay. I really don't know what struck me about this card, but there's something about the eyes on the piglets and the smile on her face that makes me wonder if her left hand isn't holding a tranquilizer gun.



And now - let's talk about health. Brian at the Paper Sponge posted an image of an old German embossed card depicting a couple of bearded gentlemen with - bags of money and packages??? One of them with feet firmly on terra firma, but the other was riding a crescent moon. Once again, I went back to my slim pile of cards because I remembered one with polar bears and the new year babe riding - a cork. Is that really healthy transportation? This message doesn't bode well for global warming, either.



So - may all of the folks who found this blog worthy of a read now and then visit again in the New Year. I have new mail art to post and some good news to announce, but for now - you get postcards from my swipe file. Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy, prosperous and blessed New Year.

Visit Beth Niquette at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for more of what postcards are really all about! 

22 comments:

  1. They're categories I tell ya! They're categories!

    And my doesn't it get crowded at rush hour with our two donkeys heading in the same direction.

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  2. Happy New Year! Health, happiness, peace to all! Happy PFF, too!

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  3. Howdy Dave
    Happy PFF to you and a very Happy New Year !
    Looking forward to many more wonderful fun
    postings as your humor is very contagious you know :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us here in blogland.
    May 2011 be very kind to you and fill it with good health,joy,laughter,peace,hope and love .
    Until Next Time
    Happy Trails

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  4. All very good fun! Happy New Year!!

    I just got a sneak preview of your "next" mail-art posting -:)
    Awesome!!

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  5. Love the babe flying on the cork. But that's dangerous! Someone call the police!

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  6. Great post and cards! The donkey = the poor man's minivan? :)

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  7. You're not only a wonderful artist, your writing is lots of fun to read! I like your pig postcard better than mine, too. Great post, Dave. Now I send you my wishes for a healthy, happy 2011 that is just chockful of everything good. Carol

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  8. You have some interesting cards. Happy New Year!

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  9. Russian artists do get credit on the back of the postcards (unlike most holiday cards in the U.S.).

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  10. I don't see any seat belts on that donkey! It appears that the girls have to be fully dressed and the boys get to wear their birthday suits. Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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  11. Love your post... the sow is content!

    Thanks for sharing Happy PFF
    & HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  12. great post! thanks for sharing your art work throughout the year...looking forward to seeing much more in 2011!

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  13. Fun post. Happy New Year from San Francisco.

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  14. Great post Dave and THANKS for throwing my name out there. I like that Polar Bear postcard. I know I haven't seen a New Year's postcard before with polar bears, so that's a first for me!

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  15. Good health to you and to all in 2011!

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  16. Happy New Year Dave - can't wait to see what amazing feats of illustrative work you get up to! Long live Old Paper Art!!

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  17. Just a nice post. I liked the cards and the words that went with them.

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  18. Happy 2011 and thank you for your encouragement, Dave!

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  19. Hello to you and thank you-for visiting my Blog and taking the time to leave a message.

    I shall come back and see you when I have more time, to see some of your art, and read some posts.

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  20. Russian artists do get credit on the back of the postcards (unlike most holiday cards in the U.S.).

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  21. All of these new year wishes are very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    xoxox Marilyn @
    http://easyday.snydle.com/new-year-wishes.html

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  22. You can really never replace those vintage cards and postcards with heartfelt christmas and new year wishes ever, with the sentimental value of them. this is so nice. Cheers on holiday!

    Sandra Cooper xxxx
    Eazyday.blog.com

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