A recent postcard from Jack Lattemann, a.k.a. Cascadia Artpost. A political piece on current happenings!
The artistamp, "American Values, Global Warfare" ties in nicely with the artist's sentiments.
Always great to receive mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks so much!
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.
From August 2018:
First piece from Jack - Cascadia ArtPost, Olympia WA, a post card "Annals of Commodity Civilization."
He certainly drives (pun intended) the point home about consumerism in America! Love the artistamp, vintage ads, and the bit about 'Ford versus Chevrolet.'
Thank you, Cascadia ArtPost!
What a pleasant surprise to receive mail this summer from W.C. "Bill" Porter - longtime artist, photographer, outdoor enthusiast and owner of the "eclectic enterprise of WCP-NM.COM, Inc.
Bill decided to send mail my way when he noticed me on the IUOMA-Ning site back in June. In his letter to me, he gives me a "BIG atta girl for still having" my stamp album from childhood (I mention the stamp album in my IUOMA profile). Bill goes on to ask me about my philatelic endeavors - clubs, organizations? types of stamps I collect? participation in any global stamp exchanges? He also shares his philatelic interests with me.
Bill was kind to send some stamps my way (postage, artistamps, international local post). I especially love the following:
June's mail also includes a flyer about stamp collecting. Gotta love the phrase - "KEEP PHILATELY PHUN!" The envelope art - original watercolor art by Bill - features a Southwest mountain.
July came and went, and August brought more mail from Mr. Porter - this time in the form of a post card. Bill, again, adorns his correspondence with an original watercolor piece. Cool RAY JOHNSON (Ray Who?) Bunny Stamp!!
Now that I've told you about the mail I received, let me share with you some information about Bill's business. Bill and his wife Kathy operate their subsidiary enterprises out of Olathe CO. WCP-NM.COM, Inc. is comprised of the following businesses:
Looking forward to corresponding with Bill Porter! Thanks WCP!
Back in May and June I received some mail from Ian C. Dengler. I initially became familiar with Ian's ARTISTAMPS on IUOMA. As a longtime philatelist I was quite interested in learning more about these small pieces of art.
At the end of April, I mailed some art to Ian, along with a note filled with a number of questions regarding artistamps. Ian sent a reply - a typed letter with a lot of great advice and insight.
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 24, 2018)
More EYE-CANDY from Ed Giecek - starting with the envelope, and continuing inside! Ed wrote a kind note, letting me know that I "won first prize for most fantastic envy-lope of the day award!" In grand Giecek-style, there are many Ed-made goodies inside. Love the VW camper! Also includes a Mike Dickau "Add & Pass."
Thanks so much, Ed!
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 17, 2018)
MomKat surprised me with an envelope of goodies, and a cheerful welcome to IUOMA! Katerina's rubber stamping on the back of the envelope, and some of the images on her collage card are really neat! They inspire me to get a few personalized rubber stamps / images for myself. I love all the scrappy bits too!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.