Some more envelope-making this time, plus plenty of cards, stickers, stamps & washi tape I really like! See anything you like? Let me know! Let’s get started.
Tom & Jerry go to Hong Kong, to a Postcrosser who selected this card from those I showed as available…
…and the bridge view is off to Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, to a Postcrosser who had marked it as a favorite. So happy when I enter a Postcrossing “favorites” thread, & I actually have a card a member has marked!
This card from the PEZ factory & visitor center in Orange, Connecticut was chosen by a Postcrosser in Gloucester, Ontario, Canada, who tells me her husband once visited that site & “bought out the store.” When I went, the items I most wanted were in the display cases!
The next 2 cards, along with the handmade envelopes that follow (and some other things I stuffed in) went to pen/postcard pals in Hawaii & Japan.
The California map card is going to a map-loving college student in Hong Kong.
I love Kliban Cats.
It all started with my grandma. She was a Cat Lady, and she introduced me to B. Kliban’s tabbies, and that’s about all it took. And so, when I saw evidence of Kliban Cat postcards on the Life Flails blog, yes, I suppose I did enthuse to the point of downright silliness. “Awesome, on top of awesome, times awesome,” is how it came out, in fact. Am I blushing?
Well, the proprietress must have taken pity upon me, because she offered to send me a card. And I offered her a card in return, and this is how it all came out in the wash:
I don’t remember encountering this Kliban image before!
On the card I sent, I wrote some of my long-suppressed Kliban memories. At some point, I remembered that his Cat book had a drawing lesson, which informed how I drew cats when I was young. I made an attempt at recreating that…
Oh, yes: Kliban’s lesson did include whiskers, and the “dots” at their bases. I abandoned those at some point in the evolution of my own cat drawing. I attempted to draw the way he demonstrated, but–yeah, I forgot the whiskers.
I’m a life-long Kliban Cat fan, but I don’t remember this one.
I’m happy this cartoon informed me of eatmousies.com.