If you try to think how many of your friends’ addresses you know by heart… I, for one, can say – precisely one. It has been my unfulfilled intention for a while, to have a full address book, with a nice leather cover, collaged with letters from different alphabets on the front. How convenient would that be if I visit a nice place and instantly want to share it with someone in particular, especially since I don’t own a smartphone and cannot just update my status…
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about offline communication – endearing in its old fashion and inevitably being swept away by the ever-growing network of online opportunities. I live away from many of my closest friends, I like traveling, and so I started thinking of ways to surprise someone dear in true old-fashioned manner while also adding a personal creative touch.
So I grabbed a glass jar, filled it with water, opened a set of watercolours and got a small rectangular piece of thick paper.
What follows is a blissful experience for both sender and recipient!
With the contact of the soft brush and the paper, you instantly feel the flawless way in which the water spreads the colours through. They quickly take shape and you can guide them into beautiful, mesmerizing visual swirls.
You can play with sceneries, figures, city landscapes, flowers… Your lucky recipient, on the other hand, will be truly moved by the special handcrafted postcard!
Imagine finding such a card in your post among advertising flyers and brown envelopes! It really takes as little as this to make someone’s day. (Just remember to put a stamp too!)