Sunday, 24 January 2010

Overdosed on messages

I can't believe I now have 12 different designs of poetry postcard - it seems a lot, doesn't it? I started years ago (early 2006 I think) with the first card ('The sisters said it best') and I've just recently had delivery of card designs numbers 11 and 12 (as well as some reprints of previous cards - sparkling new versions of 'Crowded out' and 'Save the trees'). Some of you (especially facebookers) already have copies of the new ones but here is card number 11 (or a suitably murky scan of it anyway):




This poem was part of a blog post not long ago (here) and many of you would have spotted the Joni Mitchell connection even before I mentioned it, right?

Card 12 is this one:




and it started as part of TFE's Monday poem project (back here).

Both cards are now up on the website too and anyone wanting to buy sets of all cards (now £4 per set of 12, incl P & P) can get them there (head to the postcard page at this site). If you want to buy individual cards (a few or in bulk) just email me at the usual address (author@crowd-pleasers.net). I am very reasonable...well, unless you park on the school crossing and then I am a total nightmare. All cards are recycled card, as ever.

I haven't got round to stocking up all usual outlets (or looking for new ones...it's been January) but the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh has all 12 designs and it's a nice place to visit anyway.


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p.s. Forgot to mention that last week at A Cuban in London's place I did say that anyone who bought a book this week would get a free set of cards too. It's a January special offer, you know.

19 comments:

Andrea said...

These are cool too! I liked the cards you sent me.

Rachel Fenton said...

The framed one is very clever...I like clever...liked the other one, too, the first time you posted it. Love the Joni song too...reckon "Case of You" is better than "River"...

Dominic Rivron said...

Recently got a copy of Overdosed via my mum, thank you! I think it's one of your best.

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks Andrea. Maybe I'll have to send another parcel to NZ! I have a cousin visiting from there soon...maybe I'll send her back with some parcels!

Yes, Rachel, I've carried that song round with me for years (as I'm sure many others have too). I was just listening to 'Blue' again the other day...some great moments in it and her voice can teach a lot of lessons. A lot of the time I don't even like the sound of it and then BOOM - fantastic!

Thanks Dominic. I'm not sure how it will sell (who would you send it too...someone you were breaking up with?) but I just couldn't resist it. Think of it as the anti-Valentine's Day card or something (although in fact it wasn't particularly written about romantic love).

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Niamh B said...

Mixed Messages looks gorgeous there, great design.

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks Niamh (in-house design job...).

I think you're one of the regulars I've never sent a card to. If you want any just send me an address to author@crowd-pleasers.net

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Titus said...

I think the two new ones are stunners! Working on the outlets too.

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks T. It would be nice to penetrate the west coast market (as it were).

One day I'll stop doing Carry On lines...but I'm not sure when that will be. Funeral day possibly.

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Titus said...

I love you calling this the West Coast market, however. Kind of a little, inland bit of it!

hope said...

I remember "Mixed Messages" and its framework is beautiful! ;)

Nicely done....good luck with more "outlets". Maybe you ought to try the U.S. west coast as well. :)

Rachel Fox said...

Any suggestions re places to try in US appreciated, Hope. I just don't know my way around there at all.
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susan sonnen said...

I will be ordering soon! :D

Rachel Fox said...

I forgot to say in the post that all this week anyone who orders a book from my site gets a free set of postcards (I mentioned it last week at Cuban in London's blog). Maybe I'll add that in as a p.s.
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Niamh B said...

Thanks Rachel, I would be delighted - email on the way

Totalfeckineejit said...

These cards are bobby dazzlers, the real McCoy, the bees knees, the dog's... well we'll leave Fido out of it.

Rachel Fox said...

And without you, TFE, I wouldn't have that second card/poem.

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Roxana said...

wow! now i got it, what you told me in that comment on the Bridge :-)

Mixed Messages indeed :-)

Sorlil said...

I really like your Overdosed design, one of my favs!

Rachel Fox said...

Thanks Sorlil. We were really chuffed when the poem fitted into the label on that photo. I'm good at blurry pics!
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