It feels almost like spring here in SF: the trees and flowers in my neighborhood are coming into bloom , girls are sporting peep-toe sandals, and there’s a certain something in the air. This “something” is hard to pin down, but personally, it makes me want to break out my vintage sundresses and have a gin-soaked picnic in Golden Gate Park.
In Japan it is currently hanami season, a time when cherry blossom trees are weighted down with an avalanche of puffy pink blossoms and folks gather en masse to socialize and admire the flowers. Hanami viewing parties are a chance for friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate the beginning of spring, as well as have kick-ass picnics.
Back here in the US, he USPS released their Cherry Blossom Centennial postage stamp earlier this month, and I was pretty excited to get my hands on a couple sheets at the local PO. What a great starting point for a new edition of postcards! I absolutely adore the design of these stamps…
So that means I’ve been busy in the studio, working away on these goodies. The photos above and below show the “first” edition of twenty postcards; another “second” (different) twenty are in progress. Although there are two editions of twenty cards happening, each card is different in its own way…
I’m hoping to have both editions completed and mailed out sometime next week!
SO: what are you guys working on to celebrate the longer days and nice weather? Perhaps you’re spring cleaning the studio?
Post a comment and let us know what sorts of postal projects you’re currently up to!