Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adopting Some Postcards

I'm participating in PostMuse's Orphaned Postcard Project, where you adopt a postcard from her, write something on it and send it back to her.

I adopted these three postcards.  Delaware, because I felt bad for it- no one had adopted a Delaware postcard yet and I used to live very close to Delaware on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The lavender fields in Provence, because as an undergrad I spent a semester abroad studying France in Aix-en-Provence.  The lavender wasn't in bloom when I was there, but I did go to a farm and soap-making facility.  I discovered that I am allergic to lavender in large quantities.

And Toy Story's Ken because I LOVE Toy Story! If I had Toy Story postcards of my own I would totally send one to my friend Dana.

Speaking of adopting postcards, I am currently setting up my own postcard adoption project, inspired by PostMuse.  I recently bought a box of 100 Penguin Books Postcards...

So now I am offering them up for adoption.  I will slowly be putting the list up of the titles of the books included.  You can request a postcard of a book that you've read, I'll send it to you in an envelope and probably with a little note hello, and then on the back you'll write something about the book, what you thought of it, a memory linked to it, anything! and then send it back to me.  And I will document it on my blog! I'm excited to start. 

So, you can email me at to request one 
or send me a letter requesting one.

After I bought these at a local bookstore I found these online and I think that they're even more fun! I LOVE children's books.  Who knows, maybe I'll crack and buy a pack of these off of Amazon and add them to the project.

For now, the list will appear on the right hand side of the blog.
The first 10 in the series are now listed.


  1. Oh man! I want those Puffin postcards! I am going to have those Puffin postcards. You are an enabler, Winnie's Girl!

  2. Haha! You adopted my postcard! Well...the postcard that I illustrated while working for Dexter Color Canada many moons ago. You might be interested in knowing that the upper portion of this card appeared in the movie Wayne's World! Thanks for picking her up and making use of her...