Author: Jayne B. Lyons
In late May, mail from Jokie Wilson (California) made its way to the LYONS' DEN post office box. It's the first mail piece from Jokie, and it comes in the form of a photo postcard.
At first glance I figured it was a photo of a destination in San Francisco, where Jokie lives. Only today did I notice the caption on the flip side of the postcard.
The photograph was taken in front of Claudette's at Riis Park, Rockaway, NY on July 30, 2017. Claudette's is a casual health-conscious cafe with several locations in the area.
There's a dude in front of Claudette's with a guitar in hand. That dude is none other than The Sticker Dude, Joel Cohen. After a little sleuth work I discovered that Joel seems to hit the Riis Park Beach every summer (at least he has over the past few years). He strolls from "blanket-to-blanket" entertaining the beachgoers. Sounds like fun!
The image credit goes to Dozen Fingers Photography. The postcard was printed by Cohen's Ragged Edge Press. The printed sentiment reads, "Mail Art Is Pushing The Envelope." For his part, Jokie Wilson jazzed up the postcard with a variety of rubber stamp images. Gotta love it!
Thanks so much, Jokie X. Wilson! Looking forward to corresponding with you!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.