Daily Postcards

I am sure you are wondering, um… she said she was going to share things from her Germany trip? Yeah well there were octopus there. There was only one and it wasn’t real, but it was super funny how we found him. We hijacked a reserved table at Oktoberfest after our reservation ended. We claimed the table ours and everybody wanted to sit with us, because we only had 4 and the table fit 10! One very nice group of four people, 1 German and 3 Americans from Arizona asked to sit with us. They seemed nice and the one woman was so grateful and happy we would share she offered a gift. Apparently, she imports and resales jewelery and she gave me this crazy Swarovski crystal octopus ring. I have no idea when I might wear it again, but the thing is ridiculously awesome. Which brings us back to this multicolored  octopus on today’s card. The octopus is a little wrapped shape as the ring, so I just drew a normal one all sparkly and such. Hope you are enjoying my silly memories and random content right now.

“Ich liebe dich” is German for I Love You.
If you have been to Oktoberfest or have seen any of the traditional goods from the festivities, these fun cookies are everywhere! They come in all sizes and usually are worn around the neck. Our friends said usually you buy your lady or wife a cookie to show you care. My fiance got me one, but in small form made of felt. Yes felt! It lasts a lot longer, decorated in puff paint and is a cute necklace that I wore while there. It is very fun and a great thing to have to remember the ridiculous that is Oktoberfest and how much he loves me.


 

Whoaaa! I am finally getting caught up with life. There is so much going since I have returned vacation. Not only is there a lot going on at work, but now a lot going on with life too…

I got engaged while on vacation in Lake Como, Italy! Our whole vacation we spent most of our time in lovely Bavaria aka southern Germany. Big rolling grassy hills, very tasty beer, even tastier food and great friends. We took a little break from the festivities in Bavaria and ventured to Austria, Switzerland and Italy. There is lots to tell about the trip and I am going to share some of it through Wandering Poste. So sit back, check back regularly and enjoy my trip via postcards!

I wanted to start with something that I couldn’t stop talking about leading up to the trip and the whole time while in Germany… PRETZELS! I am absolutely obsessed with  the soft, warm, and chewy pretzels the size of your head. I drew them much smaller, but note these aren’t your American hard baked pretzels in a bag. I just drew them small to show how many I ate and how much I love them. I probably didn’t eat as many as I have drawn here, but damn near close. Enjoy and I encourage you to get yourself one of these salty tasty goodies!

Hello!
I am back, well rested, but very very busy with work and life! I’ll catch you up on the life part tomorrow and work is work. 

I was going to start my first day back in action with some vacation inspired postcards, but yesterday something happened. Sadly, Apple announced that Steve Jobs had passed away. Don’t think I’m being a band wagoner on this one, because I am not. I worked in Apple Retail for 4 years and I truly cherish my time there, (even more so now) which was all possible because of Steve Jobs. I never met him person, but did pass by him a few times while visiting “The Mothership” for training.  Even though I never met him, in many ways he got me where I am. My experience with Apple products, due to being an employee there helped me to  get a few of my first jobs. It also helped me grow as a person. I became more comfortable teaching technology and programs during OneToOne appointments. Most of all my personality flourished, making lots of new friends, being comfortable talking to almost anyone and enjoying sharing my knowledge/experience with others.  I became the ultimate promoter and part of the Apple family. The biggest take away, which was pointed out by a close friend yesterday was that I wouldn’t have many of my friends if it weren’t for Apple and Steve. When you work for Apple you become part of the Apple family in my case the Santa Rosa Plaza and Higuera Street family. I have many close friends that I never would have met if it wasn’t for my time working there. I may not see them everyday or talk often, but we have a bond like no other from working together. I have so many good memories for my time with everyone. Lots of funny ones too, as well as crazy ones like working insane black Friday’s and working till midnight on Christmas Eve one year.

Getting today’s postcard… It reads, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs.
It is one of my favorite quotes and I acutally thought about it when I started this project back in June. I wanted something that kept my mind working and inspiration flowing, but I wanted something fun to share with everyone. I will always love this quote and embrace it’s meaning to help me strive for great things, but still to have fun! I kept it clean and simple. I hope you enjoy and sorry to be a little sappy today.

 

Today is the last Guest Artist!

I am sad to see the Guest Artist postcards come to a close, but it ends with one of my favorites! I might have a slightly a biased opinion, but I had a big smile on my face when I got Varick Rosete’s addition to the project. Throughout the whole project everyone’s postcards have surprised me, but I think my boyfriend was the most surprised when he got the mail and found this. He called me immediately to aske if I have met Varick in person. I responded no and then was asked, “How does he know what you look like?!?!” I could only laugh and couldn’t wait to get home to see the card.

It is true I haven’t met Varick. The lovely Thy Doan hooked me up with him (another AIGA connection and hopefully new friend) when I had told her about the project. I am so glad that like Thy, Varick was up for drawing a postcard. I have no confirmation that the illustration really is me, but if you check out my twitter picture and compare…. seems pretty similar to me! Thanks so much Varick and I hope to run into you next week at AIGA’s PIVOT in Phoenix, AZ.

Guest Artist: Varick Rosete
Designed and Mailed from: Atlantic Beach, FL
Website: varickrosete.com
Follow: @varick