Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twitter For Gentlefolk : A Unique Postcard From Dominica



My "Gentle Twitter" postcard this week is rather special. Last month, my brother Roger who lives on the Caribbean island of Dominica, needed a replacement battery for his camera. I bought the battery and rather than asking for an international money transfer in payment from him, I simply asked for a postcard. The postcard had to be hand-drawn by him, of course : Roger and I often refer to these arrangements as "Theo Moments" after the way Van Gogh would reward his brother Theo. The reference Roger makes to the BVI stamps refers to that period of his career when he provided the artwork for a series of British Virgin Islands postage stamps. There his more about Roger and his work over on his blog - Sculpture Studio. His card will go into my growing collection and it will be one that can quite truthfully be described as "unique".

8 comments:

  1. Unique is defintely something I'd use
    I think I'll stick with my rhyme and abuse
    As I can't make one fifth sense of this at all
    Look I stole your line when you left a comment call..lol

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  2. Nice one, Alan. Your brother brings new meaning to the phrase, 'the body of the message'.

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  3. I can tell by the similar handwriting that you are brothers. Re your comment, I am looking at a glass eye, here on my desk. (close enough to a marble)

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  4. Utterly unique - amazing what some 'scribble' can suggest. If I tried that it'd look like .. scribble.

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  5. Ali, It took its time but pleased it eventually arrived. Maybe it was passed around the sorting office a few times. To make sure it wasn't censored at my end I passed it across the Post Office counter face down.

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  6. It really is unique, and one to treasure.

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  7. You certainly had me all of a twitter. But then I'm getting old!

    Well done Roger - and Alan/

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  8. Who'd have thought that scribbles could look so good.

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