Friday, January 13, 2012

Hi dudes, just Hi... no excuses...

Yep, I know it's been freakin ages & I may get back to tell you about Christmas... or what I did for New Years if I can remember... BUT, I am on taxi duty & one of the joys of living here in regional Sunshine Coast Australia is also one of the downers... no no seems to live close by (or no one we like he he) whoops, hope the neighbours don't know I have a blog... 
OK I have joined Darcy, it's about postcards, one a week, Darcy posts the 'theme' country &... well, it's so much fun I decided to join... why don't you join in too, go on, HEY NOT YET... 


I know this is a douple-dip but it's been a while & it's also Paint Party Friday... yet again the delightful Eva and talented Kristin for hosting this each & every Friday, so my postcards are also my PPF offering...

First country...
AUSTRIA... Do you know once when Frayz (my hubby) & I were in New York the Taxi driver insisted we spoke the best English he'd heard for Austrians... No No WE ARE AUS-TRAIL-IAN we explained... "Best ever" he said... we took the compliment because usually no one says nice stuff about our accents...
Front of postcard...
OK this was sent in the mail, like FROM a stranger... TO a stranger...
on the back it has a note... we find out more about these strangers as the year goes on & they exchange postcards... please click on links to get larger images to read...
OK... now we quickly rush onto Week 2 in the 2012 Postcard Challenge...
SPAIN...
This was sent in the mail...
Interesting choice, maybe it says something about the person who sent it...
The back (this woman has seriously hard to read writing, please click to blow up... (size-wise, it won't explode) anyway it has a little background about something that happened & why these strangers may develop a relationship (NO NOT THAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP) who knows, it's a crazy world & maybe not everyone is who they seem... I hope you join me following their journey :)
OK I'm outta here, BUT (yep always a 'BUT') Amy has a thing going now (as well as awesome FREE tutorials that I so wanna do) where you can win one of her amazing original creations... I think yo've got 'til Sunday... I'm going to try to enter too... here's the link... 
 Have a great week, & hell, it's fun being back :)
PS T.W. I've got an aceo on my desk for you, so sorry it's taken so long, you are a patient babe ;)

76 comments:

RobanStudio said...

Very cool postcards. What a great idea! Happy PPF! :-)

Cameron said...

Look at you jumping in with both feet!

Glad to have you back!
Gloria reminds me of you....hehe :P

Doone said...

good to see you back, fab postcards

dx

Mandy said...

wow...amazing...i love them so much...not great on adjectives, but you get the idea i am sure...from one aussie to another...xxx

Jen said...

Fabulous postcards.
Jen x

Alison xx said...

Wow what a fabulous postcard. A xx

Joanna said...

Brilliant postcards, their faces are superb! Love the interesting backgrounds too.

debbi taylor said...

great postcards! x

Halle said...

Love that you've made the backs digital. That clears up the whole handwriting issue I was struggling with. Plus you can fit a lot more story!!

Sandra Hoogland said...

Wonderful postcards!!! ♥
Looking forward to the rest of the story! :)

JKW said...

Love your wit, who doesn't have neighbors they would really rather not have. . . my walls are so thin in this condo, I can hear every word and I don't care what they think. . . . . got to find that yellow cottage by the water, QUICK!! Thanks so much for the visit. Love the Post Cards/stories. Blessings, Janet PPF

Netty said...

How exciting to receive these wonderful cards and stories. Happy PPF, x

laurie said...

beautiful post cards, never heard of this, happy new year!
you always make me smile,

Pointy Pix said...

These are fantastic - your portraits are amazing!! I love that you haven't told us a back story on the two people writing to each other so we have to find out as we go along. I've seen a few other folks doing this postcard project and I so want to join in but am determined this year to stick to the plan and that doesn't allow time for fun projects unfortunately!!

SHERI C said...

Such a fantastic idea to combine art and writing together. Your examples are superb and fun!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Carol L McKenna said...

Post cards are fun size and you get real mail! Lovely idea ~ and do hope you are saving time for yourself in between 'taxi' time ~~ thanks, namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Carol L McKenna said...

Oops ~ misunderstood the Challenge ~ You keep the cards ~ in a book ~ hmmmm ~ have to think about this ~ thanks for the link, though ~

artistamyjo said...

Great postcards and lovely to see you back !
Hugs

Darcy said...

such beautiful cards, really stunning. Love the writing too. so glad you are joining us.

ps. Can i get a first name please so I can add you to the master list in my blog sidebar. x

Leovi said...

Beautiful postcards, delightful game of exchange. Greetings.

Debbie said...

What a fun idea. I love your portraits, especially the striking color combination and music showing through in the first one, and the El Greco feel to the 2nd one - fabuloso!

Catherine Denton said...

These are amazing. And I think the "letters" behind them just add to the beauty.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Neat postcards, Shelle! Happy New Year to you and your family--happy to see you back!

Margaret said...

Love your cards, superb illustration on the second one!

Tammy Freiborg said...

Amazing paintings!

Fallingladies said...

Wow, totally wonderful ...can't' wait to see more!

Daniele Valois said...

this is soooo cool!

Gloria said...

Love these postcards with writing and painting. what a great idea. We all need to do this more often. The keyboard and computer has stolen our need for the beautiful pen and paper. ::sigh:: Welcome back and nice work.

NatashaMay said...

Your Mozart looks fabulous! Love them both. :)

Jamie Lynn said...

nice art! Love it

La Abela said...

Great game, today already is not written by hand, nor sends mail... the image of Spain is Santa Teresa de Jesús (nun and writer of poetry of love universa).Good idea.
Saludos

Gloria said...

So I don't understand. These art other peoples artwork sent to you? You did Mozart, didn't you? With the music over his face? I am so confused! Anyway, I love your blog, glad you are back on PPF.

WrightStuff said...

Well it was worth the wait - what great art, what story, what excitement. More please!!

Christine said...

lovely postcards!

Geri Centonze said...

What a fabulous project and I LOVE your postcards. Happy PPF!

Gina said...

HAHAHA! "buggered off with singing kiddies" Love your sense of humour :D Awesome artwork and fantastic story line, think yours is the only nun so far lol :D XXX

BlackPumpkin said...

Beautiful postcards!!

Manon said...

OMG you nearly made me swear its ...fantastic! Nice meeting you!

Jay said...

looks great!!

Pam Tucker said...

This is such a cool idea! Love your cards and your characters! Will definitely follow along. :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Cool postcards!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I dunno he might be up for some of that kind of relationship?.........Pretty postcards :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

What an absolutely delightful project! The postcards you've created are stunning! I hope you do prints of them at the end of the project, the Mozart is brilliant! ~Happy Paint Party Friday #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

These are gorgeous- I LOVE your style and the stories you wrote to go with each are FAB!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie
P.S. I love Australian accents, myself ;)

Carol said...

Great post card stories and the art is fantastic!!!!

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

Your postcards are great!! I might just join. You do wonderful faces. It is refreshing to see your work.
Happy PPF!

lorig said...

Great postcards. Loved the pieces of history included on the postcard.

My Heart Exposed said...

Hi Shelle

love both your postcards, the artwork is amazing
Helen x

squidwrite said...

I absolutely love your postcards- the story behind them too is great,love the whole opposite personalities thing! Very cool.

miniroses said...

Mozart and the Sister are fabulous! Your sense of humor is, too. Enjoying the story

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle!!! Welcome back my special friend!! Love the postcards and the art you did too!!! You are such a creative soul!!! Big Hugs ;o)

Ann said...

i love,love,love these!!!
your "backsides" are fabulous!! ..you paint a beautiful picture with words,as well as brushes!!
glad to see you back..

carlarey said...

Oh man, these are great. I was snorting over Gloria's card. It's going to be great to watch this correspondence unfold.

Rach said...

Amazing cards!!

Kimber said...

LOVE your postcards. And your story is lot's of fun, I'll be following along!

Beadwright said...

These post cards are awesome. Spain is my favorite.
Nicole/Beadwright

Joan said...

wow, wow and double wow ! these are amazing.Love Mozart painting and the wording on it, really made me laugh

look forard to next weeks

Jan "Jan's Paintings" said...

No excuses needed, Shelle! You are a bright spot in anyone's day :) Love these postcards! Fantastic art, but that is no surprise...
By the way, Shelle...I love the Australian accent!!!
Hugs,
Jan

*jean* said...

sooo coool!! great work! happy PPF!

Melisa said...

The postcards are wonderful! Welcome back!

Kristin Dudish said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you're back - you and your beautiful artwork are definitely worth the wait :) This looks like it's going to be an amazing project!

xo
Kristin

p.s. I looove Australian accents!

Steph said...

Gorgeous postcards!!

Cynthia said...

love your portraits and your characters are a hoot. looking forward to more of their adventures

Tracey said...

Fabulous art and writing good to see you joining the challenge xxx

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your illustrative painting style is simply wonderful. You have a lovely gift.*smiles* Norma

Esther said...

WOW - these are amazing, especially love the Spain one..and your story made me laugh ! Esther xx

Heather said...

These portraits are cool! I love the last one. A little bizarre but interesting! Happy PPF!

Cazro said...

Fabulous art work on both postcards. I had a few smiles with your so different characters. Caz

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb cards and funny characters... Love them.

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb cards and funny characters... Love them.

Janet said...

Completely blown away by your art work. Storyline is excellent too.

Janet xx

hastingshall2 said...

Both the portraits and the stories are masterpieces.
Faye

Sadee Schilling said...

This looks like so much fun! Beautiful art and entertaining notes on the back of the cards.

FLO said...

Happy to meet you and discover your blog :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful postcards! Great fun to receive them! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Very cool! So glad your having fun with the postcards!