Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Fiftieth Birthday

I just had my fiftieth birthday, which I and my husband spent in Greece.
Meanwhile I had got several beautiful congratulation postcards:

This one is from Ivana in Czech. I love the cats in the card and the adorable deer stamp on the envelope!

The rest of the cards are from Finland and in Finnish:

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Helene Schjerfbeck to Ella

I visited the Retretti summer exhibition "Helene Schjerfbeck and Sisters in Art" in Punkaharju, Finland

Schjerfbeck (1862 - 1946) is one of my favorite Finnish artists, so I bought this card of a painting by her.

I used a stamp, which is made of one of her paintings, and glued to the card the ticket to the exhibition, which also has a picture of a part of one of her paintings.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Burberry and Teddy Bear Theme to Hsin-Yi

This card is of a painting "Burberry world" by Johanna Oras
We visited her exhibition "Still life in wonderland" this summer, and I bought the card from there.

I considered selecting Burberry as the theme of the backside of the card, but ended then up using teddy bear instead!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The Sea

This card of the sea is the latest one I have sent to Ivana.

I was happy still to have this stamp of the Finnish Swedish explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiƶld's exploratory ship Sofia to be used in this sea card.

Monday, 2 August 2010

A Cute Postcard from Taiwan

This very cute postcard came today from Hsin-Yi.

I like her drawings inside the card and on the envelope!

The flower stamps are very beautiful.