Playing with Postcards

It’s CLMOOC time…in fact it’s the break/brake week, meaning that without specific prompts or even general guidelines, I have been thinking about ways to make and connect.

There’s been lots of talk about the postcard project in the CLMOOC community (and by the way, if you haven’t stopped by yet, everyone is invited!) and I’ve been tempted to join the fun to send and receive (through snail mail) postcards to CLMOOC friends.  I knew I wanted to incorporate my photography into the process but hadn’t really worked that out yet. And then I saw a post on Teachers Write, a Facebook group focused on getting teachers writing in the summer, where Madelyn Rosenberg offered her version of a quick write called Postcards!

Earlier today I broke down and gave into my impulse to try out Prisma, a photo app that turns your photos into art (some of the effects are really cool!).  And then I buckled down and tried on Madelyn Rosenberg’s Postcards quick write strategy.  With words and an image, I headed over to Canva to combine the words and images.

On Sunday my husband and I stopped by the beach around 6:30pm for a pre-sunset walk and I was amazed at how many people were in the water…still.  I took a photo from above the beach to try to capture the numbers of people in the water.

Combining my words with my photo, here’s my postcard:


And who can resist beautiful, stately palm trees?  Of course I have taken many photos of them, so it was fun to transform my photo into something that looks kind of art deco to me (also in Prisma)…here’s my palm tree postcard:


I think the re-imagined photographs and short form writing work well as postcards, so my next step will be to transform these digital postcards into analog postcards to address and slip into the mail…to surprise…someone!


5 thoughts on “Playing with Postcards

  1. Cynthia

    Wow! How cool. I love this.

    And while I don’t read your blog as often as I could, I love the fact that you’re STILL posting! I remember the summer you began this blog!

    1. kd0602 Post author

      Thanks Cynthia. I don’t blog quite as much as I did that summer, but I’m still going strong. I’d love to read your writing again…you have some stories to tell! Miss you! Kim

    1. kd0602 Post author

      Hi Janet. I asked Karen to repost the link to join the postcard group–I couldn’t find it. Have fun in Chicago–say hello to everyone for me! (Please find my friend Melba and hug her for me!)

  2. margaretsmn

    I have received a few postcards but have been remiss on sending them. Love this idea of making your photos into art. Thanks for inspiring me once again.


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