Monday, May 5, 2014

Postcrossing: Skull Drawing

Postcrossing is a project that allows you to exchange postcards with people all over the world. I joined last year after a friend joined and I saw all the cool stuff she was getting. It's both easy & free to join.

I've been doing it for about a year now and it's been pretty fun. I've heard from a lot of cool people & I've received a lot of really great cards. My favorite cards, however, are the ones that are hand made and/or hand drawn. I love the creativity.

Last week, I received a card from Ksusha in Russia. The card itself was great: a black-and-white portrait of Kurt Cobain with a kitty. I'm particularly fond of black-and-white photographs:

Aww, Kurt actually looks happy
for once.

Then I flipped it over to the back and found this drawing:

Man, I wish I had this kind of talent.

How amazing is that? Skull pictures are on the list of things I like to receive. As you might imagine, I don't receive skull cards very often though. I seem to be the only person who buys them, haha.

So I really appreciate that Ksusha took the time to both pick out a card that I'd like and also to draw me an amazing skull picture. It's really above and beyond the call of duty. I'm happy to learn, over and over again, that there are so many lovely people in the world.


Patricia said...

Jesus, that is good on both front and back. I love any picture of Kurt Cobain smiling. And that skull is tremendous.

I wrote to someone last week in Russia who said she really liked Nirvana and I found myself talking about how sad I was that it had been 20 years since he died. I was never a Nirvana fan, but I hated how young he died. Such a waste.

balyien said...

I really enjoyed Nirvana at the time. Now, their songs get on my nerves (not sure why; I still like other bands from that time). I remember being really sad when he died. When I wrote Ksusha to thank her, I explained how I was in college when he was famous & that he was one of the voices of my generation.

It's fascinating to watch how he's gained this mystique with the younger generations, much like people like Jim Morrison & Janis Joplin did with our generation.