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Postcard Set Review #2: Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford

I’m afraid how I obtained this particular set of postcards was rather more prosaic. I saw Lost Ocean on sale at Target and I bought it. That’s pretty much it.

In general, I don’t like coloring. I know for others, it’s a calming activity. For me, it’s the opposite. I find myself too constrained by coloring within the lines and picking an acceptable color scheme. It’s just putting color on art that someone else has already created. Coloring to be the grunt work to be done after the creative people are done with it. But those are my own hang-ups about coloring. That doesn’t mean that other people can’t enjoy what I find distasteful.

Anyways, with coloring postcards, I always send them as is and I figure the recipient can color them however they wish. Lost Ocean seemed to be a fun theme as themes go. However, I do know that some postcard enthusiasts insist that it is the sender who must color the postcard before sending. The rationale is that the sender must put in their own effort into the postcard that they send. For me, I’m willing to put in any effort except coloring. My rationale is that once I send a postcard, it belongs to the recipient. And if a coloring postcard is sent to someone, why shouldn’t they be the ones coloring it? After all, it’s theirs.

Postcard #194 – Flying Whale

This postcard of a flying whale is from Russia. The sender of the postcard sent me a separate email giving me permission to post it on this blog. The sender has an interesting interpretation of this piece of art:

I suppose this card shows that most people are “blind”.  They can see only money, success and fame around them. Some of them notice only negative things. But in my opinion our life is beautiful and amazing by itself. The most important treasures are love, friendship and close people.

I agree that life can be beautiful. But sometimes those people who are obsessed with money, success and fame ruin it for the rest of us. That’s why we can’t have nice things.