Giving ‘Em What They Want: Sent to Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, & the U.S.

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…postcard toon Tom and Jerry

…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!

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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!

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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.postcard a The Food That Makes Us chicken rice

postcard toon Bugs Bunny

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The California map card is going to a map-loving college student in Hong Kong.

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Cats & Peanuts: In & Out of Oklahoma

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:

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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…

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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.