Tom Carter, artist, Vancouver, BC. His style reminds me of the old postcards, hand drawn looking with that sort of range of colours. I would call it muted, for lack of a better word. They look like something you could find (if you were lucky) in a thrift shop, a little time worn and dated … Read more
I have heard about the fire in old Toronto. So long ago (before I was born) that I forget the year. But, this postcard says it was 1904, and this is where the fire started. None of those old buildings will still be standing. The others which survived in 1904 are mostly gone too. The … Read more
I have been a history fan since the day I first noticed old buildings with the carved and sculpted stonework, the majestic columns and the extras, like gargoyles. My Mother loves antiques. We still have some of the massive pieces of furniture which she told me were called Canadiana, over 100 years old made from … Read more
Postcard Canada Vintage Toronto postcards, redux Vintage Postcards.ca Vintage Postcards Canada Eastern Ontario Postcard Club Cartes postales au Québec The London & Middlesex Postcard Club Vancouver Postcard Club Toronto Postcard Club
My niece wants to write to penpals, just as I used to do when I was a much younger person. I started looking for sites where she and her Mother could find another child to write to, somewhere in the world. Friends by mail.
Watching replays of Corner Gas this morning. I think the Comedy Channel is running them 24 hours a day over the New Year. The one on right now is where Brent goes on vacation, a staycation. He is sitting right at the gas station, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, but ignoring everyone. He even sends postcards … Read more
Lots of links, not in any real order due to a small mishap with cut and paste somewhere along the way. Most of these are for beginners who draw on pen and paper, but not all. I think everyone will find something to stir their imagination and (I hope) pick up a pen to doodle. … Read more
Happy Mail for Kids Such a cute idea for a business! It’s even Canadian. Makes me think of all my years writing penpals all over the world and sending postcards, stickers, local currency, friendship books, newspaper clippings and recipes – not so different from this.
BookCrossing Postcards look interesting. But what I’d really like is the stamp. Save me trying to work on keeping my penmanship legible.