Received from Germany, Russia, and the United States


That milkshake-monster lookalike comes from Moscow, Russia, thanks to a “last movie I watched” tag on Postcrossing Forum. The sender tells me she saw…

“…a movie directed by Fernando Meirelles, ‘360.’  Several contemporary stories about characters from different cities and countries, united in a bright love story.  Starting in Vienna, this movie takes viewers to Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix. I liked this film.”

I didn’t remember hearing about “360,” so I looked it up online.  21% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The beautiful seal is from somewhere between Hannover and Hamelin, Germany, via official Postcrossing.  The sender asks me whether I’ve heard of the “Pied Piper of Hamelin.”  I have, of course!  I wonder if there’s a business in that town called “Pied Piper Daycare.”

I’ve also heard of Fargo North, Decoder.  You know that guy? The last of the postcards comes to me from West Fargo, North Dakota, in a swap-pot “squeeze it in” trade, and the words are pouring every where, in every direction, on the back of this card–full points, for sure.  One thing the sender tells me is that “I bought each & every ND state map card I found because at one time I couldn’t find any!”

Stamps!  The stamps are stampy, but that lion sticker is coooool!


Sent to Germany, Poland, and the United States

Another Postcrossing/swap-bot combo day.


Let’s start with the one that is by far my favorite in the batch, the Oreo/Popeye Spinach mash-up that is quite similar to one I’ve made in the past.  It is for a swap-bot “food package postcard” exchange, and is sure to be a welcome addition to the art scene in its destination city of Nashville, Tennessee.

The other postcards go to Postcrossing members.  The California card is destined for Gorlice, Poland, and a Postcrosser who says she has been coolecting “view postcards” since she was a child.

I have never been to North Carolina; that card came to me with some other postcards in some swap-bot trade.  It’s going to a Postcrosser in Hanover, Germany, who said she likes waterfalls.  I do, too, but not in places where it possible I might be near snow!