Recently over at IUOMA-ning, Mary Anne (United Kingdom) has renewed the Yoko Ono Artistamp project. The project commenced a couple of years ago, but got put aside when Mary Anne had to take some time away from mail art.
I decided to throw my hat into the ring, and I made a two-by-two artistamp set. My stamp set features younger Yoko and older Yoko, and is titled "Yoko Ono: All Grown Up."
I'm always game for trying something new, so I recently made a sheet of artistamps. Artistamps are faux postage stamps - artist created stamps, which are often made for decorating mail art or for trading with other artists.
I used a vintage photo from my personal collection for the stamp image. The photo features a woman outdoors; wearing a newsboy cap and sitting with her stocking legs exposed. A cigarette hangs from her mouth.
I decided that VINTAGE BADASS was an appropriate title for the stamp - 56 cents denomination, Issued by Barkie Post. (Why Barkie? My maiden name, which became my official middle name after marriage is BARKET. Close friends call me Bark or Barkie).
A total of 15 stamp sheets were made for this limited series.
Mail Art from September 16, 2019:
While out for a morning coffee or at your favorite haunt, chances are you've come across a free single sheet, double-sided publication known as Coffee News. You know the one - it's on tan paper, and it features a cute and goofy image at top.
I pick it up every chance I can, and I look forward to reading the fun little tidbits. If I'm with my family, I like to see how well they do at answering the trivia questions.
So when I received the latest mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost, I was quite amused. You see, Jack has published CASCADIA COFFEE CLUTCH, Olympia Edition - a parody of the ubiquitous restaurant publication.
A few differences in the layout set Jack's spoofy paper apart from the real publication. Cascadia Coffee Clutch is 8 1/2" x 11" in size, which is smaller than the real paper. It also sports a white border, which is not typical of Coffee News. Beyond that, it looks pretty darn close:
Great mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost!
Thanks so much!
Large envelope from Ed Giecek received March 26, 2019.
Lots of stuff inside the envelope:
Thanks so much for the mail, Ed!
August 19, 2019: Great mail art day, with the arrival of Steph Dodson's beautifully decorated envelope (chockful of awesome stuff)...
This is the first mail I received from Steph Dodson, who has been involved with mail art since 2011. I believe my first encounter with Steph is via the IUOMA-ning group, "A TOUCH OF VINTAGE."
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.