I consider postcards one of the best ways to treat myself to inexpensive frameable art by Indie artists all over the world. Jeez, this could be a tagline...
Inexpensive frameable art from Indie artists all over the world.
Someone should run with it! However, please don't leave before you check out these offerings from etsy. A simple search under postcards in the art category will bring you to thousands of choices. It's a cornucopia (I'm thinking Thanksgiving and harvest) of beauty, humor, color (or not) and whimsy.
Here are some samples of what's out there:
How about this Wild Child postcard by Irene Sophia? I love how simple and clean her mixed media is. A nice reminder that sometimes less is more.
This one by MJS Creative Studios makes me want to head straight to Paris so that my lover (?) can break up with me after buying me a macaron. I'd be totally OK with it as long as there was indeed...a macaron and a park to eat it in. I have real life experience with this. A boyfriend once broke the news that he had a new girlfriend named Paris (So glamorous sounding next to plain old Laura) after serving me a rocky road milkshake he'd made just for me. She was 17 to my 14 and I considered her an older woman. The sugar numbed the initial pain, but I wound up in breath-work and psychotherapy over it 20 years later. And you think I'm joking? :) Mark got the good husband award for that year, believe me.
Oh for these Pretty Dresses by Dear Machine! FYI: She's having a sale!
This one by James Keniston is from one of his prints. I love it and it would make a perfect gift for your favorite San Francisco fan.
This one by Lorelei Design would be so sweet in a bathroom or dressing room. It's a box of soaps found in a brocante (antique store) in Belgium.
I actually bought this card by Chana Bean (Natsuo Ikegami) in Japan. It touches me in some strange way. I feel like she deserves time on my walls so that I can learn her story. I prefer shopping "Indie Artist" over exclusively shopping local when it comes to things like this.
I'm not always into abstract paintings, but this one by Hiroshi Matsumoto grabs me. I feel compelled to look at it and can see a certain friend adding it to her inspiration wall (she's an abstract artist and I own a piece of her work!).
And last, but not least this one by Yellow Handkerchief makes me wistful for some reason. I can easily imagine this as my apartment view, hardwood floors, a cotton skirt, light sweater, peach ballerina flats and very milky sweet tea. Maybe I'm writing a letter to a friend and pause with my pencil in mid-air trying to form a thought.
This is just a sampling of what's out there. I encourage anyone stuck and needing some holiday ideas to think postcards and or etsy all the way.
I'm so easily distracted these days and focus is difficult. I don't often choose affirmation cards anymore, but today was compelled to and I added it to my altar. It was perfect for me. You too?