Recently, I updated my Postcrossing profile with a more specific list of the types of postcards I would like to receive. Postcrossing says that you can’t demand a certain type of postcard, but that you can give suggestions to help other users choose from the postcards they have. It is not that I didn’t like the postcards I was getting. All of my postcards are great. I just wanted to let the other users know what I would enjoy most – if they had that type of card to send.
I indicated that I loved faeries, and if anyone had a postcard with a faerie on it, I would love to become its owner. A few days later, this arrived in my mailbox. It rocks not only because it is a faerie, but because it is a purple faerie. Anyone who knows me, knows how obsessed with purple I am.
I am almost certain that this an Amy Brown faerie, but I didn’t see her signature anywhere on the front or a snippet on the back telling me so. I asked the sender if it was, but she never got back to me. Hot Topic use to sell Amy Brown faerie calenders, cards, and other stuff, but now I can’t find her faeries anywhere other than online. And this wasn’t an originally a postcard. The sender said it had been a regular card, but that she transformed it into a postcard for me because she knew how much I liked faeries.
If I was just a smidge talented, I would draw faeries all day long. I can’t even draw a stick figure properly. At work the other day, I tried to draw one just to see how it would turn out. I found out that I am pretty good at wings, but I can’t draw a face or body to save my life.
Phil thinks I am absolutely insane to believe that faeries actually exist. I guess that is part of the kid in me that never grew up. He thinks that people mistook hummingbirds or insects for faeries. Maybe they did. Who knows.