#AtoZChallenge | H is for Harper's Birds

Among many other things, I have discovered some artists thanks to postcards. So I am grateful to FinnBadger (the USA) because he introduced me in the Charley Harper's world. Then he sent me more beautiful postcards with reproductions of Harper's birds:

Indigo Bunting

Skimmerscape

Mystery of the Missing Migrants 

What/Who have you discovered thanks to postcards or mail?


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  1. Bright and uplifting! The artist did a nice job.
    "Female Scientists Before Our Time"
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Yes, these are cheerful postcards, aren't they?
      Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Beautiful! and so well portrayed the movement in the second one!

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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  3. So beautiful! I have found a blogger called "Johns Island" who collects vintage postscards, stereoscapes, and other objects. Such a wonderful world - it would be empty without birds.

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    1. I know John. Well, I mean, he is a regular reader of this blog.
      You're right about the birds!
      By the way, I love the name of your blog :)

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  4. Beautiful cards. I buy postcards when I travel to keep as souvenirs. Find me here. LINK

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    1. Postcards make great souvenirs. I also keep some in my travel albums/notebooks.

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  5. These are just beautiful postcards with some nice bright colours ! And i do have a habit of collecting posting while travelling to new places..A great souvenirs.

    Launching SIM Organics This April

    *Menaka Bharathi *

    *SimpleIndianMom*

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    1. I do the same, because the pictures of postcards are far better that the ones I can take... But I also sent a lot of them from my holidays place!

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  6. Fascinating! Someday I'd like to spend time pouring over your entire collection!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. You're welcome here any time, Little Princess :)

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  7. You will not be surprised to hear that I do not remember sending the first one.

    I have learned about a few things on postcards - pretty much all from you! Like Floquet, the art of Tony Matelli, and that postcards can be used as writing paper.

    Phillip | H is for Homemade Envelopes

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    1. That's normal,because it happened a loooong time ago. I've been about publishing these postcards a lot of times. They have been always delayed for one reason or another.

      Actually, you can use almost anything as writing paper...

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    2. I received once a letter written on a chestnut (just an example) ;-)

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    3. On a chestnut, so funny!

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  8. Simply stunning postcards

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    1. Thanks for your visit and kind words :)

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  9. I think that I've discovered more places than people, but the places are always interesting. One was from a cave one of my sisters and her husband visited. The front was supposed to be a photo of the inside of the cave. It was just black. lol

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    1. :D
      Sometimes, postcards have inspired my trips.

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  10. I love those images!

    Are you a part of the Postcrossing Project?
    It's a project that allows you to send 'real' postcards and receive 'real' postcards back, from random people around the world.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. I have been a postcrosser for some years. I've stopped now because, from Morocco, a lot of "naked" postcards get lost. But I'm not short of mail, anyway!

      Are you a postcrosser?

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    2. I'm afraid that I can't access your site (???)

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    3. Sorry about not being able to access my site.
      I tried to leave another link to my site.

      No, I'm not a postcrosser but I'm interested in this type of project. Are there other similar types of post card projects?

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    4. *Sorry, but blogger seems to be against me today...it refused to post...then it posted.*

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    5. I usually post here about postal projects I take part in, or I'm aware. But, if you like postcards, Postcrossing is a good reliable place to go. You can always choose the number of postcards, so it is easy to try.

      I'm also having problems with Blogger today, :/

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  11. This is wonderful, Loved the art
    Launching SIM Organics This April

    *Menaka Bharathi *

    *SimpleIndianMom*

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    1. I'm glad that you like these.

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  12. Wow, I didn't know about this artist, but I like these very much!
    A-to-Z-er Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique

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    1. See? Everyone is discovering Harper thanks to postcards (even without receiving them)!

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  13. Love the second one with all the birds in flight. Such a layered image, that one.

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    1. I'm glad I received these postcards. I'd like to see Harper's paintings in person one day.

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  14. Occasionally I buy old (sepia) postcards at the local flea market if the subject interests me. We have kept postcards I sent to my daughter when I was working in Norway in the 1980s.

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    1. Those postcards must be a family treasure!

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  15. The only thing I can think of that I discovered thanks to postcards is this blog! So yeah, I'm ahead. I love the movement -- without actual movement, of course -- in each of these cards.

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    1. I'm glad that I led you to think of postcards (and not killing people) for a minute!

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  16. How I love Harper's birds! And other animals - I bought even a book about his work, last year.

    An artist I discovered thanks to postcards is Inge Löök, her old ladies are awesome. And a Dutch artist I discovered via folded cards (found and bought-to-send in a shop, not received myself) is Marius van Dokkum. I'm not sure if I have send more than one card to you?
    And the Moomins I never had heard of until I saw them mentioned in many postcrossing accounts. And, also thanks to postcrossing, some painters / illustrators from Russia and surrounding countries, whise works I wouldn't have known otherwise.
    And so much more!

    And not to forget all discoveries by the stamps :-)

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    1. I think Moomins were the first, and then the Inge Löök ladies, because when I started as a postcrosser, there were a lot of people from Finland.

      And then... so many things!

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    2. I've just browsed Marius van Dokkum site... great!

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  17. Thanks for this educational tidbit. The only Charley Harper I knew of was the character (Charlie) on Two and a half men.

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  18. Thank you for introducing me to a new artist. I must read up on him after seeing those images

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  19. A talented artist! Have never received postcards, but am enjoying your #AtoZ series. Interesting and a visual treat!
    Celebrating 'Women & their work' all April: Husband’s Role in Women’s Work

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  20. Lovely post Eva. I LOVE postcards and buy them whenever I can. I've framed a few to make art displays on walls. This post reminds me I haven't sent/or received one in a long, long time.
    I like your children's jigsaw idea:) I also like this: "the weak sunlight dipped below the horizon until it became black." Am intrigued to see how all this ends up.
    I is for Island of Brac

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    1. Framing postcards is also great, I have some at home. But sending them... maybe is it still better?

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  21. This is really quite unique and love his artistic style. I can't think of something that was new in postcards that i have seen

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    1. Some places must be new, at least.

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