Monday, September 29, 2008

St Peter Church, Wolverhampton

I purchased this wonderful St Peter Church postcard during my short stay in Wolverhampton.

The Church of England (also known as the Anglican church) has probably the richest archive material in the world.

No part of the current fabric of St Peter's can be dated earlier than the 14th century; and these sections are limited to the lower portion of the tower, the south transept, parts of the south aisle, the entrance doorway and the body of the southern porch.

The church has an antique font believed to date from that time, and a pulpit said to date from 1480.

Do you know that
The church has a fine set of bells - the second oldest complete set of twelve in the country. The bells are rung twice weekly, on Mondays (practice night: 1945-2100 except Bank Holidays) and for the Sunday service (1000-1100).

I love this beautiful bookmark so much !!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art ~ Autumn

When I think off Autumn ~ I sure remember the colour of the leave ~ yellowish and reddish.

The making of this piece of postcard is here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

UK _Albert Joseph Moore

Albert Joseph Moore (1841-1893) ~ Dreamers
@ Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Coincidently i receive and purchase the Dreamer postcard.

The spirit of his art is essentially classic, and his work shows plainly that he was deeply influenced by study of antique sculpture. He also known for his depictions of languorous female figures set against the luxury and decadence of the classical world.

Sunday Postcard Art ~ Circus

Challenge for Sunday Postcard Art this week is 'CirCus'

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France_Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Maintenance of the tower includes applying 50 to 60 tonnes of paint every seven years to protect it from rust. In order to maintain a uniform appearance to an observer on the ground, three separate colors of paint are used on the tower, with the darkest on the bottom and the lightest at the top.

You may read more about the Eiffel Tower here.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

How you store your Postcards ?

This weekend I find myself fun in re-arrange my stack of postcards.

I place all my Postcard in used envelope, and label the envelope according (by country) and arrange the envelope alphabetically.



Don't you think that he has such a beautiful pair of blue eye ?

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I learned from Wikipedia that is meant for Spain in its own language.

Have you ever think off how does the tiles is being arranged ?

The best way to arrange variously shaped tiles on a surface can lead to complicated mathematical problems A tessellation or tiling of the plane is a collection of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps.

In Latin, tessella was a small cubical piece of clay, stone or glass used to make mosaics.

The word "tessella" means "small square" (from "tessera", square, which in its turn is from the Greek word for "four").

Friday, September 19, 2008

China_Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni

I got a surprised mail from China friend yesterday.
The content of the mail make me smile and happy for the whole day long.

Things that make me happy ....... Huh ! I received a Limited Complete Set of FuWa Postcard with the stamp seal behind!!

Thank you so much, Mr Lei.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Shabti of King Sety I

The British Museum

Upper part of a blue faience funerary figure

Shabti of King Sety I
Egypt ; 19th Dynasty, c.1279BC

Shabti (also called ushabti, or Shawabti) are magical, clay figures of the early dynasty of the Egyptian empire and were intended to act as substitutes for the deceased, should he be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife.

Shabti is the Egyptian word for "answerer."

Shabti figures first became part of the Egyptian funerary tradition in the Middle Kingdom (about 2040-1750 BC). A number of royal examples are known from the New Kingdom (about 1550-1070 BC), the earliest of which is that of Ahmose, now also in the British Museum; there were of course several hundred in the tomb of Tutankhamun. No shabti has been found in the tombs of any subsequent kings until Sety I (1294-1279 BC), in whose tomb the remains of hundreds were found. Many of these shabti were of wood, and some were crudely shaped; it is said that visitors to the tomb after its discovery by Giovanni Belzoni in 1817 lit them for use as torches. This is one of the finest of the many faience shabti found there.

The figure wears the nemes head-dress of a king, emphasized by the cobra on his brow. The identity of the object as a shabti is made clear by the hoes which the figure holds, and the presence of the 'shabti spell', the text from the Book of the Dead, which indicates that the shabti must do the work that its owner is expected to do in the Afterlife. This text and the details of the figure have been painted in black and applied prior to firing.

F.D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile: ancient Egy (London, Thames and Hudson, 1998)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sundat Postcard Art ~ Flower

Step to step
Ink the cardstock with desired colour.

Cut/punch the negative of flower and masked them as the background (used of distress ink) and stamp the edge with the flourish clear stamp.

Before touch up with uniball white pen.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Elvisly Yours

I discover to this Elvis-themed shop come museum in my previous visit (Year 2002) to London.

London’s Baker Street seems the natural location for a shop selling Sherlock Holmes memorabilia – deer stalkers, pipes, violin cases. However, be surprised to discover, instead, a store dedicated to the master of rock-n-roll, Elvis Presley. Over 400 items of King-related memorabilia adorn this eccentric outlet, including magazines and magnets, books and badges, posters and photos and a huge statue of the man himself. This is also, apparently, the only store in Europe where you can hear Elvis music all day, everyday. Fans of the man will spend a fortune here; non-fans will spend an age marvelling at the range of stuff this place has accumulated. Elvis is alive and well and living on Baker Street.

Did you know?
It is illegal to mow a front lawn in Switzerland dressed as Elvis.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nintendo Gamecube

A friend of mine in UK gave me this lovely postcard sometimes ago.

Nintendo Gamecube

Nintendo GameCube often abbreviated as GCN, is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. The hardware system is the most compact, and second-cheapest after Sega's Dreamcast, of the sixth generation. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to Nintendo's Wii. The console was released on September 14, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe, and May 17, 2002 in Australia.

Behind the postcard
"Don't worship Kobe Bryant. Be Kobe Bryant."

Friday, September 12, 2008


This is such a unique postcard I receive yesterday from wackystuff.
I'm so much impress with the collage stamp.

" wackystuff was born in New York and raised in Central Pennsylvania, the Ozarks of the North East. In 1976, he started a novelty button company, designing and producing thousands of original buttons, magnets, stickers, and cards. After living in San Francisco, then rural Southern Oregon, he sold his company (Ephemera) and retired to Victoria BC, with his Canadian wife. Now he keeps busy giving away his art to folks in the various internet groups he plays in."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Macau_Senado Square & Sam Kai Vui Kun

I receive this two lovely postcard from my friend ~ Michelle.
I'm so grateful that she still remember to send me this postcard while traveling.
And I love those postcard so much.

Largo Do Senado
The "Maritime" Squares of Macau

One of the most famous venues in Macau, the classically constructed Senado Square . Its famous fountain has been renovated several times, and currently a celestial globe as used by pioneering Portuguese seamen can be seen in the middle of the fountain, a captivating sight under lighting at night. The Square is a popular place for holding all sorts of cultural events, especially at this time of year.

Sam Kai Vui Kun (Templo De Kuan Tai)

The Feast of the Drunken Dragon is held on the eighth day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar. The Feast of Kuan Tai is held on the thirteenth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, on which occasion performances of Chinese opera are held in a specially constructed bamboo shed outside the temple of Sam Kai Vui Kun.

Sam Kai Vui Kun is also known as Kuan Tai Temple and has been located on the site of the old bazaar near Senado Square and Rua dos Mercadores for over two centuries. Originally, it was a meeting place for merchants, and the surrounding area - Rua dos Mercadores, Rua dos Ervanários and Rua das Estalagens - served as the centre of Chinese trading in the city. In later years, a statue commemorating Kuan Tai was placed at Sam Kai Vui Kun, attracting many devotees.

The 2 postcard belongs to series of
Cidade de Sonhos Coloridos (Coleccao)
Obras de Anita Fung Pou Chu

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Scooby -doo, Where are you ?

Scooby Doo ~ one of my favorite cartoon, even I'm 30+ now .

Scooby-Doo was originally broadcast on CBS from 1969 to 1976.

These five characters ~ Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma & Daphne (or officially collectively known as "Mystery, Inc.") drive around the world in a van called the "Mystery Machine", and solve mysteries typically involving tales of ghosts and other supernatural forces. At the end of each episode, the supernatural forces turn out to have a rational explanation, typically criminal plots involving costumes, latex masks and special effects intended to frighten or distract. Later versions of Scooby-Doo featured different variations on the show's supernatural theme, and include characters such as Scooby's cousin Scooby-Dum and nephew Scrappy-Doo in addition to or instead of some of the original characters.

Friend of mine gave me this postcard when my visit to UK ....sometimes in Year 2002 (hope that I'm not mistaken).

In the movie, Mystery Inc. consisting of Scooby-Doo (voiced by Neil Fanning), Shaggy (played by Matthew Lillard), Fred (played by Freddie Prinze, Jr.), Velma (played by Linda Cardellini), and Daphne (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), splits up following a major argument, leaving Scooby and Shaggy to continue as Mystery Inc. and to take care of the Mystery Machine.

The gang are reunited as each is individually invited to Spooky Island, a "frightfully" popular theme park owned by Emile Mondavarious (played by Rowan Atkinson). Once on the island, Mondavarious tells the gang that students are mysteriously becoming mindless zombies and only utter pop phrases. And the story ...continue.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Japan _ Maiko

Maiko on Sanjo Bridge @ Peacock Brand

Friend of mine whom join homestay to Japan send me this postcard from Kyoto this Jun' 08.

In the Japanese way, as young girls before they become women, the dress of the Maiko is more outlandish than that of the mature Geisha. The Obi and Kimono of a Maiko is brightly coloured and ornately decorated, the Kimono is of the Furisode style (more specifically of the oburisode type kimono) with long flapping sleeves that fall to the floor. The collar of the under-kimono worn by the Maiko is usually of a red and white patterned material, and shows vividly against the white neck of the Maiko. This makes the "changing of the collar" ceremony (from patterned to plain white) the coming of age ceremony when a Maiko becomes a Geiko rather obvious.

Sanjo Bridge over the Kamo river in Kyoto city was the ending location for Tokaido from Tokyo.

* Geisha or Geiko are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art _ Mystic

I'm sorry for my late to post this Postcard.
Not able to get my internet access during my stay in my hometown and I'm also too sad.