I just found out about this postcard challenge for 2012 and I had to jump in. Its hosted by Darcy at Art and Sole. You can still sign up so check it out if you are so inclined. It is basically a take off on the idea in Nick Bantok's books Griffin and Sabine. You create post cards between two people, create a book to store them in and just have fun. You need to create 2 fictional characters and have a dialogue between them. Darcy lets you know what country to write from every week. You can take part as little or as much as you would like.
I being one who always loves a mystery, chose Louisa a school teacher on holiday who leaves a card slipped into a travel brochure at a B&B for someone to write her. She has no mystery or excitement in her life. Unbenownst to her the man who picks it up works at the Romanian Embassy in London. As a young child a fortune teller tells him that he will find this card and he needs to respond. He has tried to deny his gypsy anscestory but the arrival of this post card sets him on a journey.
For my postcard I chose to recreate one of the hand carved masks used in Triol during the Fanascht celebrations. These are hand carved masks for men only, and they have very elanborate costumes in a festival that takes so much effort it can be held only once every 3-4 years. Often it is the women who make the masks so they are not totally shut out of the festivities. This was created with Neocolor II WC crayons.
To see what other participants are doing you can go here and click on the Mr Linky icon.