Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another Saturday Evening Post + 1 Fun Link


They're here. And they're far more interesting in hand than on screen. Stories began writing themselves with brain fluid the moment I saw them. First touch sent a frisson of excitement from my fingertips to my brain in an unavoidable symbiotic synapse. The impression lingers. 




This tracking map is an unexpected pleasure for sure. I've never watched an eclipse. Have you? I always forget to look, never imagining how the temperature might drop. I mention that little bit of newly acquired info out of wonder. It stands to reason that it would, because the sun brings not only light, which is warmth, and I also understand how the ancients feared the sun's loss after a sudden disappearance. I wonder if there's ever been a series of postage stamps featuring the moon's phases. 




Had these come a day earlier the first of the twenty would have graced last night's envelope. Too late, JC mailed last night's conversations today. I set out to write/respond to as many "duly noteds" as my law allowed. Or, let's just say I was in a letter-writing state of mind last night. A headache cut short my aspirations . . . Computer glasses are in my very near future.


                                                                       Stamp People

I know Debbie's as an etegami artist but we know artists wear many different hats, don't we? Debbie donned a new bonnet, and she wears it rather well. Have you tried etegami? Reciprocity is a fun artistic exercise. Try it, then show us your stuff. Way to go, Debbie. You've inspired me to try my hand at creating a tribe of my own stamp people. Non-etegami though. Thanks for sharing.

14 comments:

  1. I bought 4 sheets of those - 3 were on pre-order but while I was at the post office mailing something to someone (wink) they actually had some in stock. Really like the concept.

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    1. Dang, Dodson, E.! What'll you do with all those eclipses? :)

      Thank you! I went our mail box and the to the post office today. JC used to do the mail but I drove again today, and the post office was on my route. The house mailbox yielded a lovely surprise! I tried to imagine what you might have sent, and failed straight out. I should save all this for a letter, huh? OMG. You're such a thoughtful dude. Thank you very much. :)

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  2. well now another great post and I saw the show my mother and other strangers and I am in love with that show . Yes the part where the mother talked about the daughter having a shadow over her life , I definitely think when someone close to us dies so young that does leave a shadow than never leaves us but to remember the day . I will remember that day until the time comes for me to go away from this earth . I think we are not supposed to forget things like that or ever get over them , nor should we . That is the way of life I suppose . Oh well I'm ranting sorry and I do tend to go on and on if allowed . So I will stop myself here . Thank you so much for allowing me to enjoy "My mother and other strangers " . something else we can enjoy and talk about . Okay be well and stay well and I will try and do the same .

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    1. Thank you. I'm more than pleased whenever I hear someone else likes a show enjoy. PBS has done an amazing job the last two years , beginning with Call the Midwife.

      I disagree with you about our not needing to get over such painful life experiences. Healing is a necessary part of a healthy life. Forgetting eases the pain of loss by allowing us to live large parts of time without thinking of such sadness. I'd go mad if I didn't forget some of the pain I've seen and experienced. But that's just me and my experience.

      Feel free to go on as long as you need. Sharing thoughts and feelings is what humans do. :) I appreciate your views, they are revelatory. Lines of communication are better left open, don't you think?

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  3. I'm still waiting for my eclipse stamps to arrive. I've never been so excited about a stamp before. But then the USPS has never used thermochromatic ink before either. This will be a stamp to stockpile.

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    1. I hope you have them by now. They're interesting, but silly men failed to grasp their full importance. I did not do due diligence by investigating thermochromatic when I ordered the stamps. I Googled it and learned a lot here: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/thermochromic-ink.htm.

      Who knew??? I learn a lot here, so thank you. I might buy more, yet cannot stop wondering how those Coors beer cans will fare in a landfill . . . Who thought beer drinkers might watch their can turn colors with even a slight degree of interest? SMH. :)

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  4. Limner!!!!! Thanks for that fabulous link -- those Stamp People are wonderful and I would have missed them if not for you. And thank you for the recent good mail too. (I have my stamps too)

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    1. I thought of you and some others when I saw those. Debbie is an amazing and talented woman. Share and share alike, right? I shared at least one of my etegami postcards here some time back. While my skills don't come close to Debbie's, I enjoyed learning the basics of etegami. Her stamp people are delightful.

      You're welcome. :) Glad you have your stamps! What's your opinion of them? Thanks.

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  5. I'm honored, Limner, and eagerly look forward to your versions of stamp people.

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    1. Debbie, 'tis I who am honored. You taught me how to create etegami. :) I still have a few of the "authentic" etegami postcards I ordered. I'm working on my stamp people. LOL.

      You shine!

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  6. I still have the postcard you sent me ages ago to try my hand at etegami, I have a sketch of what I'd like to do but I've never painted before, except in kindergarden so I am very nervous about it.
    Debbie's art is lovely. I've wanted to try stamp people too. So many things to dip my toe into, I don't know where to begin.
    I have seen a solar eclipse. K, my personal MacGyver, treated a piece of glass and we had a look through that. It was amazing. I tried several times to see a lunar eclipse but the wildlife kept interrupting! First a skunk came out of the woods and we all had to run away and the next time an opossum walked right up and knocked my tripod over!
    I can't wait to see these eclipse stamps. I hope the post office will do a moon phase stamp too.

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    1. You still have it? Is it the pear? :) You're such a darling. Thank you.

      Being nervous is normal. I practiced a lot before I tried to paint and actual etegami postcard, and it turned out to be fun. I'm sure you'll do well. Go for it, girl.

      I want to try stamp people but when I go through my stamps I cannot bring myself to "mar" a single one. :) So I'm "easing" the postage stamps from nonprofits' envelopes and saving them for my first try.

      Your lunar eclipse viewing anecdote made me laugh out loud. I imagine they wanted a look-see too.

      You are my chosen recipient for my first eclipse postage mail. I've misplaced them . . . temporarily. They're here somewhere for sure though!

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  7. I can't wait to see the eclipse stamp. The post office has outdone themselves with this one. I think it is stupendous!

    I have a lot of stamps for crafting, want me to send you some? Of course you do. Keep an eye on your mailbox.

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    1. The eclipse stamp is headed your way. I'll need at least one more pane if I follow through on my idea to send one to everyone on my Eclipse List.

      Do I want you to send me some stamps for crafting? Yes, of course I do. :) Thanks for knowing me so well. And thank you.

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