" In this life we cannot do
Great things. We can only do small things with great love."

Mother Teresa

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Please join Traveling Postcards for an amazing FIESTA on April 4th, 4:30-6:30pm at the Department of Arts and Consciousness, JFK University, Berkeley campus. Come and make a card for the woman of Punta Banco and join us for an evening of art, music and creativity. I will bring all the supplies, and you will bring a photograph of yourself or a woman you would like to honor, and together we will make a card to acknowledge women all over the world.

I will be traveling to Costa Rica this summer with a group of artists from JFK University and the CommunicArte Project. We will engage in an art and ecology program that provides multi-cultural learning exchanges between artists, teachers, students and locals. I will bring with me all the Traveling Postcards that are made during the Fiesta and give them away.

I am hoping to integrate the need for women’s voices to be shared around the world, by making cards with the woman in Punta Banco and by working within a larger context of a community art project that is co created with the residents of Punta Banco.

Please take a look at the CommunicArte website and read about all the wonderful projects that have occurred over the last year. I am inspired by their motto!

“CAP art projects are driven by everyday concerns, by real-life experiences that inspire or drive us to respond.”

Creativity has the power to heal and transform. There are so many simple acts of kindness that can change the lives of many.

For more information, please visit:www.jfku.edu/costarica or


*traveling postcard made by Susan Seraphina

Join Me!

Traveling Postcards would like to stand behind Eve Ensler’s VDay 2009 “Power to Women and Girls of Democratic Republic of Congo” campaign.

TP will be making postcards for the women who are in Panzi hospital in the DRC. Through the action of creative joy, our efforts will bring awareness and healing to a large number of women who are survivors of rape and torture.

Join me in letting these women know they are not alone, and that their stories matter.

I am looking for any groups of women and girls who would like to participate in this project. Please contact me at cslov@comcast.net for more information on how you can help. More Info: www.vday.org/drcongo

Traveling Postcards is able to travel to your hometown! Informational kits are available to purchase so that you can hold a TP event in your neighborhood. TP Kits include facilitator directions, samples, blank postcards and a few bits of artistic fun!

Every card that is created will be sent back to me where they will be documented and added to the online collection before they are sent on their way!

Join me in celebrating all the ways women reach out to each other.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Exhibiting You!

Dear Friends,

Please take a look at the International Museum of Women http://imow.org/community/stories/index Exhibiting You series. Each month the museum chooses to highlight certain stories by including them in their "museum picks". I am happy to announce, Traveling Postcards is currently a museum pick! Please visit the site, and if you so choose, give the story a 4 star rating. The more people vote, the longer the story will stay featured at IMOW.

The online attention IMOW brings to Traveling Postcards is a valuable tool for bringing awareness and hope to women worldwide.

I welcome new ideas and destinations for Traveling Postcards. Please take a look at where we have been and let me know where you would like to go.

Right now Traveling Postcards is looking for:

Destinations that create voice and visibility for women

Art materials that contain color, beauty and expression

Fund Raising ideas that enable Traveling Postcards to be self sustaining

Friends who are willing to contribute their wisdom to the project.

If you can help, please email me at cslov@comcast.net.

Thank you!!