The Postcards at CA 1st ATHA Chapter, Redlands, CA

On Saturday, May 18, the Postcards from California (all 53 of them) were displayed at CA 1st ATHA Chapter in Redlands, CA.  This group made us feel very welcome.  They meet at  Trinity Episcopal Church and have a large room with a wall of natural light.  They don’t stint on refreshments and we enjoyed fresh fruit, cakes, cookies, and coffee.  It was a generous spread of delicious goodies.

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The Postcards displayed on the back of the White Board

The Postcards displayed on the back of the White Board

The Postcards displayed on the front of the White Board.

The Postcards displayed on the front of the White Board.

Blue Whale by Cai King

Blue Whale by Cai King

Gail Becker holding a blow up of her Red Turlock, CA Barn.

Gail Becker holding a blow up of her Red Turlock, CA Barn.

Blue Whale

Hooked and designed by Cai King, Fresno, CA.

Hooked and designed by Cai King, Fresno, CA.

Cai writes…..

Lucky for California that we’re not a land-locked state. We also get to claim 800 plus miles of the Pacific Ocean-surf & turf! For me, nothing illustrates the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean as much as the vision of a blue whale breaching the surface. The sheer miracle of a beast that weighs the equivalent of 10 school buses defying gravity with a playful wave of its flukes lightens my heart. While I have had the pleasure to be on the ocean to catch mere glimpses of these creatures in the distance, I look forward to the day I experience the spectacle up close and personal.

Western McGown Teacher’s Workshop, Eugene, Oregon

Western McGown Teachers Workshop

Postcards from California displayed at Western McGown Teachers Workshop.

This is the front side of the Postcard display.

Postcards from California display at Western McGown Teachers Workshop.

And, this is the back of the display.  All 52 postcards fit on the front and back of the blue carpeted display board.  (Double click on photos to see enlargements).

Postcard stories and table display.

A small table was used to hold the binder with all the stories behind the postcards and a few postcards that are meant to be picked up allowing the back to be admired.

The Postcards just returned home from Western McGown Teacher’s Workshop in Eugene, Oregon.  They participated in the rug show and were given a position of prominence.  They were displayed on a blue carpeted stand and never looked so good.  The blue background only enhanced their beauty.

At the awards show on Thursday night Jane McGown Flynn picked several rugs from the  rug show that appealed to her for specific reasons.  This year she singled out the “Blue Whale,” hooked by Cai King for acknowledgement.  She said that the restrained use of bling added to the impression that the whale’s tail was breaking the water’s surface.  She was struck by the detail that is contained in these small scenes.