quiet girl

i am a huge fan of postcards. it's obvious from my blog title and it's obvious by the random little things i like to post about. so when i stumbled across these illustrated postcards by Valerie Chua on Anna's blog (one of my favorites, you should definitely check it out) i almost squealed with glee. goodness, aren't they completely marvelous? these illustrations are the epitome of wistful. the girls' unsmiling faces and  muted colors bring about a plaintive aspect to the otherwise gorgeous atmosphere that these postcards create. looking at these collaged portraits, the girls are seemingly begging for their story to be told. but in these cards, i think that part is up to you.

ps- check out Ms. Chua's photostream


  1. These are lovely. Thanks for posting! x

  2. These were beautiful! Especially the one on the top. Loved it!

  3. I also love postcards and these are so cute ! <3

  4. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

  5. best postcards ever... <3


  6. gorgeous postcards; i'm digging the watercolor-y feel of them. i love looking through the stuff you post on your blog. keep 'em coming!

  7. these are so pretty! beautiful blog!



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hi! i'm Lena, but you can call me Lulu. i love Frida Kahlo, feminism, art, reading, kitties, and drinking tea. i love the film Amelie and i think that the tiny traveling gnome has stolen my heart. i want to own a bookshop and live above it one day. i get quite passionate about things. i tend to think too much. i'm kind of a hermit.

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