Wipe is a cooperative publication from Field Study International. To keep costs down, and perhaps to create the ultimate in recyclable/disposable art, entrants submit 40 pieces of toilet paper with art on them for each issue. Twenty are reserved to send to each of the artists, the rest are sold or given to museums. I was fascinated by this concept after I noticed Momkat had blogged about it, so participated for the first time. A rather thick, vintage-looking airmail envelope arrived on a 'big mail Friday' along with several other pieces.
This lighthouse stamp is an entry for Sunday Stamps - for links to more lighthouses go here. It is part of a set titled 'Island Jewels'.
I think this is Bathurst Lighthouse (the other one on the island is Wadjemup lighthouse which opened in 1896, the first stone lighthouse in Australia). It opened in 1900.
Inside, was Wipe 96.
Some selected pages. First up, Vizma.
Momkat's red offering.
And my own submission.
This is the envelope I sent it all off in in the first place.
I was looking for various ways to contribute to Eric's 50 theme, and noticed that some organizations celebrate their 50th anniversary with special pictorial postmarks. The first one was the Highland County Historical Society, located in Hillsboro, Ohio. At the time I didn't notice the date was 2015, but it certainly made for a nice giant sized 50 on the envelope.
Adrienne sent me one of her classic collages. I love her style, always perfectly done.
On the flip side, Adrienne loves to use interesting postage, often using vintage stamps. I hope to use the others she included in future Sunday Stamps, so they were axed for today's blog. I love the bonus collage on this side.
This is the first time the definitive 22c butterfly has come through the letterbox. I love the series as a whole, they are so bright and attractive.