Worldwide Post Report: January – February 2017

This is the last postcrossing update for a little while again. Stamps are expensive! And for now there are other things that I need to take care of. But you’re not here for that talk. On to the postcards!

Germany postcardI love this not just for the ocean (I always love the ocean), but also for the quote. I’m a person who very much loves her comfort zone. Very, very much. But I’m also aware of how much that comfort zone sometimes limits me. Last year I had the opportunity for international travel and that very much changed my views on the comfort zone. I still love it dearly, but I’ve always seen the wonder that is out there when you leave it behind. This postcard came from Germany.

Russia postcardI love this postcard from Russia because it’s just so pretty! The calligraphy and tea and colors and everything about it. The lovely lady who sent it my way is a calligraphy teacher and all of this is actually her work! In fact, you can follow her instagram here. I’m in awe of anyone who can create such beautiful work. And a little bit jealous. But I am more than happy to admire from afar.

Netherlands postcardI actually received this postcard as a pair, both tucked in an envelope coming from the Netherlands. This one was my favorite of the two. I like old magazine covers in general, illustrated or not, but this one I especially love. The large empty space. The quiet with only the background sounds of the machines. My mind instantly put me here with this woman. And notice the heart? Love.

Russia postcardFinally the last card I have received. I’m realizing that I have a special love for textured cards. This is from Russia and its sender tells me it is a painting called “Moonlight on the Bosphorus” by Aivazovsky. I’m not sure that’s the correct name for this painting (the internet shows me similar ones with the same name), but I am very glad to have been introduced to Aivazovsky! His work is gorgeous and I would love to see more of it.

Once again ending with a few of my favorite stamps from this last round of postcards as well.

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