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Friday, September 21, 2007

Photo Hunt: Paper

I LOVE PAPER. If it weren't for computers and digital storage, I would probably be climbing out from under mounds of paper because it's very hard for me to get rid of it.
The paper post card above is a matte photo finish style paper. My middle sister sent it to me in the late 1990s. I liked it so much that I still have it.The second paper card opens up and was mailed in a paper envelope. The paper this card was made from is similar to construction paper. The second card had different materials attached to the paper. My oldest sister sent me the card above in the early 1990s. I liked it so much I still have it.
The photograph above is out of the pages of an old art book (older than me). If you click inside the photograph you can read about the work of art which is printed on a piece of paper and that paper is glued on another piece of paper. That's how all the plates in this book were done. The pages of paper with the art are actually two pieces of paper per page. The artwork is called the letter which is what made me select it since I've written many letters on many pages of paper. The photograph above is of the cover of my most favorite diary. The pages inside are similar to old newsprint. The cover is thick paper that is painted blue. The bottom tag isn't paper but the picture in the little frame is. The inscription on the tag says: She had a conference with her angels before breakfast. Decided how to spend her day. Climb trees. Run fast. Sing at the top of her lungs. Do the dishes tomorrow. My dear friend since we were teenagers gave me the diary for Christmas one year and I love it.

My first photohunter post explains how to join the photohunt. You can also go below to find other photohunters. The official day for posting is Saturday.



114 comments:

mar said...

Beautiful choices for the hunt! I collect postcards so they were considered too for this theme...
Happy saturday!

Sabine said...

I love your eclectic collection for the theme! :) I think the "Paper" theme is so far my favourite (even if I didn't have too much time for it this week). I like it even better than "Happy". Hmmm. What does that say about me? :)

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful selection of images for this week's theme. Happy weekend

BirdieRoark said...

I absolutely love the insignia on the journal. I'm writing that down to keep.

Great photos for this week's theme!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

Nice choice, lovely display. I followed your link from Mar's site.

I just posted my shot.

Keep smiling

David

mousey said...

beautiful set of shots!

they are all one of a kind!

pat said...

Great choices for this week - love the postcard in the first photo!

Happy Weekend.

farmingfriends said...

What a lovely set of photographs for this theme. You have obviously thought about this theme and shared some lovely paper images with us. Thanks so much .
Sara from farmingfriends

SabineM said...

Again, your entry is Brilliant!!!
I love them all, can't pick a favorite.! I also keep my favorite postcards!
Have a good weekend

Raquel said...

Great choice for the theme. Wow, you still have this paper for over 15 years. That is so sweet of you.

Have a great weekend!

Paulie said...

Such a varied bunch of photos all on the smae theme! Great choices.

Come and see mine.

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Some very interesting pictures! I like the first one the best. :)

Nap Warden said...

Wow, you really did your homework! Great job!

Expat Traveler said...

wow - that's all so beautiful. lovely takes for the theme!

mharia said...

what a lovely collection!
happy weekend!

TeacherJulie said...

That is so sweet of you to still have those cards till now. We don't pretty much get those anymore because of email. I miss getting postcards and letters that were personally written.

Thanks for sharing these, Carver. Have a great weekend :)

jmb said...

Hi Carver,
Lovely choices for the hunt theme. I too love paper and keep beautiful examples of it. The cards are lovely
regards
jmb

ideru said...

wow.. amazing photos ::twothumbsup::

Jhoaniquing said...

like the entry made of construction paper.happy weekend!
mine's up too!

Huey said...

Hi I love your paper collections! I used to collect a lot of postcards, etc. as well, and despite the pretty artwork, most of the time it's because of the paper that it's printed on.

Have a great weekend! :)

Chen said...

beautiful choices for the theme paper. i keep all the postcards and greeting cards sent to me.

AniqueAnik said...

nice entry, i like the second one too.happy weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Talk..to..Grams said...

You did a really good job!! I like this a lot!! Have a nice weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely collection. I have a very large postcard collection from my travels. When I was based in Singapore I traveled a lot and sent everybody on my list a postcard from wherever I was. My kids both have scrapbooks with the postcards in them. Nice memories.

Che-Cheh said...

Those papers are so meaningful to you. Nice postcard.

Moe said...

Very cool choices!

lissa said...

I also save cards from friends and family - good memorabilias. All great choices for Photohunt.

yenjai.net said...

A colourful collections you have there

Katya said...

You chose such lovely images for the theme! I loved reading through your explanations as well!

maiylah said...

what lovely shots for this week's theme! wonderful collection!
happy photo hunting!

eastcoastlife said...

That's a great collection of postcards you have there. I collect postcards from all over the world! Would love one of those. :)

Happy weekend!

gwapasila said...

great choice...love the photos. Thanks for the visit.

WorksForMom said...

Great choices Carver. I love that journal one the best but they are all fantastic.

Julie said...

Beautiful pictures Carver.
Thanks for visiting and for the heads up on my comments mistake - it was an accident and your comments are more than welcome. :)

Julie said...

PS. It's not a library - it's the bookshop where I work. :)

Kucing Mafia said...

Nice selection of paper !!

Janet said...

WOW! All paper, all different, and all beautiful!!! Well done :-)

Midas said...

Those are wonderful! Very nice choices!

meeyauw said...

You have beautiful memories on paper. I have kept every single postcard my kids have ever sent me.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for stopping my blog and commenting...I LOVE your collection. I collect post cards too...not a lot, just here and there. I never know what I'm going to do with them, but I like having the reminders

twitch said...

thanks for the visit carver! you too have nice collection for the theme. great idea! happy weekend!

etteY said...

wow love your pictures!

thanks for the comment! :D

changeiam said...

Lovely collection of pictures for this weeks theme. I especially loved the last picture of the diary. It just looks awesome and I'm sure it stores many memorable moments. Thanks for dropping by my paper

Baba/night owl said...

Hi carver,Thanks so much for your visit.Everyone has interesting items for the paper theme.Have a great day.
Baba

Katney said...

Good paper choices. We don't always think of how precious some of our papers are.

Simple Journeys said...

Your entries are all interesting. I, too, am a paper addict. In fact, my blog is devoted to my addiction!!

CRIZ LAI said...

You truly know how to appreciate things from the past. Very well maintained sets of photos this week. Great job!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Wow, you had a lot of photos for this week. Loved the postcard too. Great photos and have a good weekend.

BlurMommy said...

Beautiful collection!! Have a great weekend!

ipanema said...

i love your selection! good choices. :)

superkimbo said...

So many great pictures of paper! I'm impressed!

Carlota said...

wow- that is very very nice. perfect for photo hunt.

Happy weekend.

tanabata said...

I LOVE paper products! I could spend hours in stationery stores just browsing.

Theresa said...

Wow those postcards are so beautiful it is hard to believe they are paper.
I love that you kept your journal.

have a great weekend

Voyager said...

Great photos for the hunt.
V.

RUTH said...

What a wonderful selection of paper goods. Those cards are beautiful; I can understand you keeping them :o)

Yen said...

WOW! Such beautiful take on this weeks! Thanks for sharing them:)

jennyL said...

oh i love collecting old cards and letters too keeps the memories alive. Love the journal mine was not that nice as yours though.
mine is up too if you love vintage

Carver said...

Thanks to all the photohunters for visiting. This has been another fun hunt.

A. said...

Great post! Like mar, I too collect postcards and so thought of them. I adore that diary, both the colour and the inscription.

Kim said...

I remember reading somewhere (a long time ago) a listing the 100 most influential people of all time...# 7 was Ts'ai Lun, the Chinese guy who either invented or was responsible for standardizing the process for making PAPER in the year 105 AD.
Dunno why I think that is so interesting.
I love your memories kept and stored on paper! I wonder how much less need there is for it now in our digital media age?
Another interesting thing to ponder. (BWAAAA!)
Have a good weekend.
Love, K.

Say, its only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea.
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me.
-E.Y. Harburg & Billy Rose, 1933

Trinity said...

Wonderful pictures you have here! I love and collect postcards as well...

Trinity

Dexie said...

Lovely collection you have. That postcard is definitely a keeper :)

JC said...

What a wonderful collection you've shared. Terrific shots!

Lori V. said...

Great photos this week!

Mine's up... come visit! :-)

Hummie said...

My goodness, you always go way out with such great posts for this meme! you go girl!

Dorid said...

what a nice collection! Paper is SO MANY THINGS! :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely and interesting things.

It's nice that you have kept significant paper cards to remind you of your sweet sisters.

Happy weekend!

Gledwood said...

Paper is wonderful, I agree.
Such a shame they're demolishing TREES for it that is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY as the best paper, historically has always been made out of linen, hemp, cotton, rags etc NOT trees. Such paper lasts far longer than wood pulp paper, even "acid free" wood paper.. in fact rag paper was naturally acid free...
I wish such quality papers were more readily available for use in computer printers etc!

Gledwood said...

How's it going with you by the way? You said hi at my blog a while back.. my hamsters have been pinging

Have a lovely weekend!

All the best

Gledwood
"vol 2"...

**"Liza"** said...

very nice variety of photos..wonderful entries..

Toni said...

These are all wonderful choices for the theme. I love! the quote on the last one.

BTW, thanks for dropping by This Simple Life today. I appreciate your comment.

everydayhealy said...

Like all these pics. Great collection for this week's theme! And, you really remind me of how useful paper can be. And, it seems that papers are all around.... :)

Gina said...

Wonderful hunt subjects! Lovely cards!

PowersTwinB said...

Lovely photos! I love the inscription on the diary! Just so fun! My photo is up, please come and visit

Tanya, the Super Mom said...

wow! those cards are amazing! great entry!

Mark said...

I think your right, we would be lost without it, it has enabled civilisation to be where it is today, whether that a good or a bad thing, i am sure some one will write about it.

captain lifecruiser said...

Wow! Very unusual choices of paper. Love the first one of the wall paint and also the Letter and the Diary! So unique!!!!

Goofy Girl said...

I like the post card, very cool! Nice variety of pictures :)

Just Expressing Myself said...

Isn't it wonderful to get something with so much thought attached to it?
Your collection has inspired me to shop for some special cards to send for birthdays.
Take care
Frances
http://thememesection.com

Stine said...

Wonderful choices! I love the quote on the diary.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Wonderful choices for today's theme. It reminded me that I could have also used postcards - I have way too much paper in the house so I know how hard it is to get rid of any of it!

Caroline said...

Great paper photos! I like to keep my postcards too.

Daisy said...

I love the slogan on the diary, those are words to live by.

Teena said...

I miss getting cards and stuff in the mail :(

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Skittles said...

I'm sure the 85 people ahead of me said what I'm going to say...

I love your choices for today's theme. I especially LOVE the diary!

Flo said...

Those are beautiful!!! Very nice choices for the theme.

Mom Unplugged said...

Great ideas. That diary is really lovely! There is something about reading and writing on paper that can't be replaced electronically.

Denise said...

Great shots for this week's theme! Have a wonderful week!!

Jose said...

I'mlike you, if it wasn't for the digital age I would still havemounds and monds of paper. I like your entries, specially that top post card, those are timeless.

Siani said...

Lovely pics - I only seem to get sent very boring cards. Great for this week's theme. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Great post and photos. These things are very interesting. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

:-) Susan

Mike Goad said...

Great choices for the theme!


Hope you're having a great weekend!

alisonwonderland said...

what great choices for this week's theme! well done!

happy photo hunting! thanks for stopping by!

Wilson said...

Great photos you got here... Thanks for being the first to drop a line in my post...

http://wilstop.info/2007/09/22/photo-hunt-paper/

Have a nice day!...c",)

lotis said...

the artbook must be priceless, lovely photos

Dottie said...

Great photos! You have a heavily traveled site here...96 comments ahead of me! Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

Thanks to the photohunters for vising.

Kim, you have so many interesting facts. I find that fascinating too. What a great quote as always.

Dawn said...

Those are so beautiful. Wonderful choices for the theme.

YTSL said...

Wow, you sound like quite the pack rat! And after seeing some of your treasures, one might be inclined to start cultivating your habit! ;b

Dragonheart said...

Those are wonderful examples of paper! Beautiful! :)

danielctw said...

My bad!! Yours are really unique 'papers'.

Miss K said...

the diary is gorgeous

archie FCD said...

What a great range of that simple thing we call paper.

Katrin said...

Wow you have nice photos! And so many different perspectives... :)

Carver said...

Thanks again to all the photohunters.

Sue said...

Very neat paper - great for the theme!

Kim said...

Great PAPER photos!

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Angela said...

Great choices for our theme this week. I really like the insignia on the journal.

Thanks for your visit!

Have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter!
Angela

tiny london said...

What great choices for the hunt.

m.o.M. said...

I loved each better that the last! Great photos for the theme.

Thanks for your comment. It made me laugh out loud!

Patricia said...

What beautiful treasures you have there, Carver. Lovely. Thanks for stopping by Pollywog Creek - even though I was not home! Hope your weekend and week to come are delightful!

Barbara said...

Very nice run down on all the reasons you love paper. Thqanks for visiting my blog!

Angela said...

I love that 2nd card, very creative! Thanks for sharing and visiting.