Friday, September 30, 2016

Painted airmail chevrons

Earlier in the year I blogged a few chevron envelopes I printed. They were inspired by designs that Alan B made. Fortunately for me he sent me one of them... and turns out he hand painted them using a stencil. Really cool. And Alan included a fantastic printed note.

You may/may not have noticed that there is something odd about the way the stamps are affixed. That's because this envelope had a misadventure.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The scanner says 'no' to neon

In from Jon

The scanner did not like the neon on the front

Here's a photo to show the difference.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eric Mondays part 22 - cardboard

I had wanted to send just the numbers 5 and 0 through the mail to Eric. I used my Pacem letters to get it done. 

Even though I wrote non-machinable, and paid the extra 21c (because of the hole in the cardboard)  it still went through the machine, as you can see from Eric's scan.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Orange and yellow on the August exchange envelopes received

Here's my very loose interpretation of the yellow and orange theme for today's Sunday Stamps.

Yellow ice (s)cream cone(s) from Becky on the envelope and the soda fountain favorite stamp.

Orange tiger fur From Lynne, on my favorite of the circus poster stamps.

From Kate, orange and black to go with the Ray Charles stamp.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

August exchange - bonus envelope sent

I didn't have any craft paper envelopes left, so I turned a paper bag into an envelope for Flo.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

August exchange envelopes sent

Using some craft paper that a package was wrapped in, I created these envelopes to go with the new patriotic spiral stamps. I had a few extra envelopes, so Hester and Eric received them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wipe 99, and Wipe 98

I sent in some sheets for Wipe 99 in this envelope:

The issue showed up the same day as number 98 - which I thought was lost forever.

Some selected inside pages.

With wipe 99 came this bonus mini art book with fantastic minimalist trees.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Stamps - Bananas!

There are lots of banana days in the mad as a hatter mail art world.

I didn't take part for banana lovers day (27 August), however Toni and Katerina sent me some fun things, so I sent them back two banana 'boats' using the ice cream sundae stamps, complete with split bananas and topped with cherries. These large stamps are from the Soda Fountain Favorites set issued earlier this year.

For more fruit (and nuts) on postage, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Karnival of Trash

De Villo Sloan at IUOMA has a mail art call titled Karnival of Trash. 

I put together this book for the call, using leftover pieces from mail art I've sent/received this year.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Solar System

The recent stamp sheets Views of our Planets and Pluto Explored allowed me to send Eva a solar system on three envelopes.


Asteroid belt

New Horizons

And the full view

PS. Today is the full moon known as the Harvest Moon or Corn Moon in North America.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Neptune from Amy

A lovely envelope from Amy, with the colors matching the Neptune stamp perfectly. And a clever way to write Ohio.

Thanks for the surprise mail!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Venus from Veebee

I posted the making faces MMSA postcards recently. Well, the one from Dorothea had its own adventure - it must have received the wrong barcode as it was delivered to Veebee in Texas!

Veebee very kindly sent it on to me in the wonderful Venus-themed envelope, complete with vintage stamp.

And even more fun on the back - a compass-shaped wax seal that traveled perfectly through the mail - with a nice big hint for the post office. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ides of JAD postcards

A trio from JAD, starting with a sketch of Denver.

A face.

Threat art part 2.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Eric Mondays part 20 - Planet Insomnia

There is a company here called Insomnia Cookies that will deliver warm, freshly baked cookies any time! They arrive in a small pizza style box. The cover made me want to use it for one of the fifty fifties for Eric.

It seemed a bit bendy to put in the mail, and as I personally do not use this service, it wouldn't be likely that I would get another box. So I mailed it in this space-themed envelope. (I forgot to take pictures, so these images are from Eric's website).