I had not heard of the online marketplace, Fiverr, until recently. At the site, people can offer services (such as drawing, logo creation, writing, editing) or products, called gigs, for $5.00. Some sellers offer additional services for added fees. Fiverr has a section for postcards, so I put up a gig for postcards from Ithaca. Please visit my fiverr page and let me know what you think!
I participated in a Swap-Bot pi day card/postcard swap. I send the top left card, which I purchased on zazzle. I received the rainbow pi and pi-rate cards from my partners in the swap. More about pi day can be found on the pi day site.
I signed up for a Zentangle Postcard Swap on swap-bot. The only design limitation was a leaf somewhere on the postcard. I made the bottom zentangle first, but didn’t like it enough to send, so I created the top one, which I liked much better.
The Pet Postcard Project helps shelter animals – for each homemade postcard received, a sponsor donates a specific amount of food to a shelter. Walter and I have been participating off and on since last fall (when we can think of fun ideas in the categories: confession, advice, wishes, excuses, and you know you love your cat/dog when). We’re sending off a few cards to them tomorrow. This is a great way to help animals (and there are contests that you might win). If you have kids, it would be a fun project to do with them.
I made this for a swap-bot swap. Because this was to be sent “naked” through the mail, the swap coordinator suggested we use sharpies instead of the micron art pens usually used when making zentangles. I did so, thinking it wouldn’t make much of a difference, but I was surprised at how much more precise and in control I felt when using the micron pen as compared to the sharpie.