|SF Correspondence Co-Op meeting on Sunday -- we had poissons -- I mean, fish!|
|The SF Public Library (Special Collections) has acquired 770 vintage Poisson d'Avril postcards -- that's April Fool's to you and me.|
We got to view them at our mail art meeting and then we made some of our own.
Read about Poisson d'Avril here
My son went to a French immersion school and on April 1 the kids tried to pin paper fishes on each others backs (without getting caught).
|If you are local, and want to see some of these funny cards, the SFPL is putting on a show -- and newsflash -- you may see some collaged fish cards by the SF Correspondents Co-op too.|
|You know how I am.....I went rogue and, well.....here is some of my cards..|
|When 1948 yearbook meets fish this is what can happen....|
|Don't you just love table tops that look like this?|
|I know I do!|
|My little workspace at the library...|
|Besides Fish, we had some chickens at the meeting -- Maureen brought some of her collection of vintage French stamps. If you look closely you can see they are chickens -- and were used to teach little French kids how to count.|
|More vintage French stamps -- and another chicken.|
|Something about those fish showing with French people all dressed up a hundred years ago or seeing them with college students from the 40's just cracks me up.|
April Fool's is coming right up so watch out for fishes on your backs.
Want to get more inspired?
Listen to my favorite Bay Area Band - Rupa & the April Fishes
So, Happy April 1 and Happy easter and Happy Poisson d'Avril and happy birthday to KSP and Missy Millie and ME -- all Aries celebrating too.
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