Skateboarding Turtle

The stamp, the staple, the torn bits near the bar-code, puzzle pieces, hand-drawn eyes and the machine-stamped “please remember to write the postcode clearly” are all proof of interaction with this card. Someone or something did those things. It is exactly this kind of connection with others that fascinates and delights me.

So many of my dealings with other people, outside my family, are online. Computers increase the number and limit the type of meetings I have many new people. No way could I have met somebody living in New Caledonia. It is also doubtful I will ever see him in person. Having a postcard from him or from “Beanie Mouse”, living in the South of England, make them both more real.

155 Found & Returned

155 Found & Returned

artwork | volunteer | placement | link

3NTf03-Weeeeeeee

3NTf03-Weeeeeeee

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Truly Beautiful 2.0

What you saw

What you saw


@Live_Vancouver suggested to me that I send him a batch of the mirrored, “Truly Beautiful” cards but requested a slight modification. Just put the turn over instructions on the card and no return address. Instead include a simple request to visit a special page on the web site and tell about their discovery of the postcard.

It’s a return of sorts in that they are sending their words back but they keep the card. @Live_Vancouver mentioned that the original finder could place the card somewhere else for someone else to find. It would be grand if they kept it or sent it back “into the wild”.

I’m excited to see where this leads!

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Alone At Night In The Woods

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Erik Nelson placed a couple postcards at the Camel’s Hump trail head and then continued on for the promise of some choice spirits. He returned home in the dark hoping not to encounters any other spirits.

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Live, From Vancouver!

On Saturday, I got a mention from @Live_Vancouver once he found a postcard. We have corresponded since then and he has given me an interesting suggestion for a new side-project. It’s a variation of one that already exists. I’ll let you know once it’s up and running.

It’s a 4th batch postcard. Here’s a link to the artwork on the front. I think Mia placed this one because someone wrote a letter “M” on the back and she’s the only volunteer in Vancouver whose name starts with “M”.

Tweet By Pierre

Tweet By Pierre

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Road Trip

Many Thanks to Crystaline and Tara for placing some postcards on one of their recent trips.

Seaside Cinema, OR

Seaside Cinema, OR

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In The Sand Of My Country

The message on this postcard is so sweet. Well, the part I can make out anyway. Hopefully Nicole will translate the French on this one too. A person to love who will love them back and a happy life. May you and everyone have this.

154 Salsa Cubana

154 Salsa Cubana

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[French] Danser pour faire briller nos coeurs et nos corps To dance is to light up our hearts and our bodies

[Spanish] Bailar para exisitir todavia mas para aluminar la vida To dance is to light up our hearts and our bodies

Thanks to Samantha for the translation!

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Laying Around

Martha writes that she found this postcard at her house. I don’t know anyone named Martha who lives in Bozeman, MT so I can only assume that someone found this postcard, picked it up and re-placed it in Martha’s house.

152 Just Laying Around

152 Just Laying Around

artwork | volunteer | placement

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