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Postage Stamps, Stamp Art and Mail Art

Postage stamps I like and art made with postage stamps as well as other mail art.

One of Molly Rausch's Postage Stamp Paintings. Molly is participating in the exhibit I am curating called Collage + Landscape = Collagescape. Her work will be on view at San Francisco’s Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery. The show runs from July 29 to September 28, 2014. The opening reception is on Friday, August 1.

Return of the Sprites In April I sent out a new series of mail art – The Sprites. Recently one came back, well sort of, Jennifer Utter scanned it and incorporated the sprite into a new piece of mail art that she sent back to me. I love it!

Tofu's Art Blog: Return of the Sprites

Nevada will celebrate its 150th anniversary of statehood on October 31, 2014

Stampede | Postage stamps for today | Erik Mace

Stampede | Postage stamps for today | Erik Mace

Harvey Milk stamp to be unveiled on May 22. The image is based on a photo by San Francisco photographer Danny Nicoletta.

Sanda Lefever's (Artlikeart) Florida newsletter

My holiday card and art seeds have been sent all over the world and, though it wasn’t the specific plan, some are coming back to me incorporated into new art.

2014 is off to a good start with this piece of woven mail art from E. Coles in the U.K. waiting in the PO Box the other day.

"Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings" A 4"x4", mixed media piece from the 2011 Project reusing stamps on Christmas Cards I received over the year.

Last June I sent my art samples. This week a terrific, or should I say samplerific, use of the samples was waiting for me in the mailbox. Susanna Lakner’s little book incorporating some of the sampled art is quite wonderful.

Diamond Jubilee created by Peter Mason ~ A portrait created from approximately 4000 used postage stamps of Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. She is wearing the King George IV State Diadem or which was made in 1820.

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II made from stamps by Anne-Narie Stijelja

#queen #elizabeth Must Dash A4 Archival Art Print par emmablock sur Etsy

The dead have a story to tell, you need to listen. Mail received from Amy Irwen just in time for Día de los Muertos.

More mail from Sandra Lefever this week at ArtLikeArt.  These ones designated to be hidden in books.  It makes me wonder if I just start hiding all the smaller art I get in the mail in my extensive collection of books instead of an archive box. It might be fun to find them or search for them years from now.

Alive or Just Breathing? The latest handmade postcard received from Robin Sparrow in New Zealand.

EQ from Jennie Hinchcliff of Red Letter Day

It's raining in Budapest. A nice big square postcard received from Torma Cauli in Hungary last week.

A little beer-inspired art waiting for me in the PO Box today. “Øl” is Danish for beer and this piece came from the artist Marina Salmaso in...

Airmail, mixed media on board, 4”x6” Some of us still like our mail the traditional way, because we know, as fast as email might be, there ...