When the annual New Year's postcard exchange for haiku poets never came together in late 2016, Jone MacCulloch took a chance and suggested a poetry postcard exchange for Poetry Friday participants. She set up groups and gave the participants the entire month in which to send out card. For me, that meant every day in January held the prospect of bringing a ray of sunshine! (Believe me, between the actual winter and the "winter of our discontent," which began on January 20, I really needed the sunshine!) I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their artistic and poetic talents with me in the P.F. postcard exchange: Joy Acey, Linda Baie, Ramona Behnke, Robyn Hood Black, Mary Lee Hahn, Brenda Harsham, Penny Klostermann, Bridget Magee, Jone MacCulloch, Linda Mitchell, Margaret Simon, Donna Smith, Kim Urband, Sylvia Vardell, Carol Varsalona, Tabatha Yeatts (If I have missed anyone, please forgive me!)
I discovered that some haiku poets still had the list of names from prior exchanges and sent out postcards (thank you Gillena Cox, Ane Drobot, and Mary Stevens). They came from NY, Trinidad & Tobago, and Romania! And, I've been taking part in a Spark postcard exchange organized by Amy Souza! Those of us in the Spark exchange had the month of January to create an art postcard, and they should be arriving any day now.
Am I lucky or what?
The following are the postcards I created for the Spark group. Since January is National Hot Tea Month, I decided to use a tea theme for my postcards and wrote haiku that I added to digitally created images:
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