Monday, 29 December 2014
2nd Mystical Owl card :D 4 more to go! This one is the Druid, the idea of the "druid" always conjures up a wise but magical person. Really druids were people who held higher educational occupations such as doctor or lawyer in Celtic societies. I read up on this recently, didn't think it would come in handy now :P
Ohhh new Ukrainian stamp for me (the red leaf)!
"Ovm Strata," Graphite & Digital, 4683 x 8332 PX, 2010. James Jean
More love from the "Taking out the trash x 4 NA tag." Here we have a lot of funky cards by the same artist, luckily I don't have any of these. It's just a matter of finding someone to send them to!
"Viscera,"Ink on paper, 10" x 8", 2010
"Rust," Ink on paper, 10" x 8", 2010
"Cherubs (2)," Acrylic, oil & pastel on two canvases, 96" x 120", 2010
Seasonal Flavours / Photo by Nina Panina
I don't usually receive cards when I participate in the "20 Questions tag" but for once I did receive one which was nice. It's not my favourite tag but it's nice to do sometimes. Also this is a nice festive card too, I still don't get the association with oranges and Christmas though.
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Artwork inspired by the Berlin Wall Gallery, A Barrier That Could Block Information
The Berlin Wall Gallery at Newseum tells the story of how news and information helped topple a closed and oppressive society and contains the largest display of unaltered portions of the original wall outside of Germany
This looks like it will be my last card from my friend living in Washington, quite an interesting piece of art.
Rudolph is relatively visible too!
Actually I'm quite different, but only rarely
I think I found my new favourite tag :D This interesting Santa card came from the "Feminist Tag." Now we all know how Santa "relaxes" when it isn't Christmas! XD
Also the last sentence was very tricky to translate, it literally says "I come only so rarely for it" but it seems awkward. In the end I concluded that Santa has very little time to be "different" and went with "but only rarely" as the translation.
So this lovely man is a German comedian from Saarland and goes by the stage name: Elfriede Grimmelwiedisch (try saying that three times fast.) When I asked for cards that played with gender, this certainly was a good choice!
St. Nicholas Church. The Nave.
The sender went to Italy not too long ago and sent me this card, I'm not sure if she had visited Bari but I do know she went to Rome.
Some extras, including a train ticket from Rome
Oh these penguins! XD Just an ad for the newest movie (I really like this layout.)
Władysław Podkowiński (1866-1895)
Oil on Canvas (310 x 275 cm)
National Museum - Krakow
Here we have an interesting painting for Poland, not quite sure why the horse is going crazy, but it explains the title of the painting though.
Some extra stamps from Poland :D
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
The common loon is well known for its haunting and mournful call. It has been described as "the sound that more than any other typifies the wilderness." It is a powerful diver occasionally submerging to a depth of 200 feet under the surface. A dive will last no longer than 30 seconds, but it has been known to stay under as long as two or three minutes.
Ah the loon, if there isn't a more Canadian bird (well actually the Canadian Goose probably?) I say this because this bird is on our one dollar coin.
The Santa cancel came out rather nicely
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
And here we have a moose from the "translation tag." Gotta love moose, especially if you're Canadian. It's like a rule, eh. XD
This time I remembered the words! We have English to Spanish this time around.
Ah, there were so many snails and slugs in Berlin. I experienced the unpleasantness of having stepped on one, yup not that great. Alberta is far too dry to have little guys like the one in the card running (ah they don't do much of that do they? XD) around.
(Latvia can into space, and not Polen?)
Greetings from Bielefeld
I learned recently about the "Bielefeld Conspiracy." In all fairness, aside from the sender, I don't know anyone from there, I have never been there and I don't know anyone who has been there XD I thought the name of this town seemed familiar when I received this card.
Oh Dallas, how you are so much like Alberta (geography wise.) When I landed there for my layover, it was like I never left Canada. The only difference was that American dollars were used and everything was indeed bigger XD
Wow, that's a hellva creepy clown
The statue, at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo, commemorates Lt. Colebourn and his love for animals, but one bear in particular. A real bear cub saved by Lt. Colebourn, went on to inspire one of the world's most famous and cherished children's characters. Named Winnie after Lt. Colebourn's hometown of Winnipeg, the cub was to have been returned to the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Due to the war, Winnie stayed in the London Zoo, where children's author A.A. Milen and E.H. Shepard were inspired by him and went on to create the cherished Winnie the Pooh stories.
Well that was a lot of info, either way received this GRC card for the sender having a card sent to Kazakhstan with 951 users.