Thursday, June 28, 2007

streaking goldfish

almost all blur, this postcard of the helsinki subway came via postcrossing, with a bubbly pop rock stamp on it. postcrossing is for some reason very popular in finland. maybe the postal authorities there have championed the cause. i've already received 4 cards from finland. what's remarkable is that each has had a different, and interesting, stamp on it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

autumn in moldova

this mysterious card from moldova is the most exotic one i have received to date through postcrossing. the stamps too were beautiful.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

seahorse with flowers

collage postcard by jacqueline, sent to an artist friend in tono, iwate prefecture, japan

a meadow in finland

this could almost be the view from my back window, but it's actually a postcard of a meadow in finland. it was sent by a 5-year-old finnish girl who likes postcards and stamps and is getting an early start on her postcrossing career. (her mom writes the cards for her.) the same day I received a card from a 20-year-old half-finnish, half-palestinian guy living in oslo with his fiancee.

Monday, June 25, 2007

greetings from suomi

this pretty card, complete with a sweet moomin stamp, is the first postcard i received after joining late this may. i added the postcrossing address to put the card into the post office display. a portuguese guy named paulo magalhaes who likes getting stuff in the mail started postcrossing a couple of years ago for other people who like to get stuff in the mail. it's a great way to get postcards for free from people all over the world. send a card, get a card is the basic premise. check out the website to see how it works. more than 500,000 cards have already been sent; another 300,000+ are in the mail. in this first month, i've sent 11 cards that have been received, have 5 traveling, and have received 8. some of the cards are interesting for the card, the stamps, the message, or the country, or for some combination of those elements. even the blandest message seems to reveal something about the sender. mr potani also joined postcrossing and we'll both be posting postcards from it in future.

popcorn dots

collage postcard by jacqueline, sent to a potting family living the good life in a beautiful old farmhouse in tono, iwate prefecture, japan.

more from the post office

front view of the mail art window at the springtown post office. i'll have to try taking photos on an overcast day.

poppin' good

red/white/blue rolls on with this collage birthday card for an uncle by jacqueline.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

more from springtown

here's another view of some of the many pieces in the show. more to follow.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

at last, the springtown post office

postmaster alan evans outside the newly-installed red/white/blue mail art display yesterday in springtown, pennsylvania. many thanks to all who contributed. more photos to follow. please stay tuned.

bud bottles

aluminum beer bottles mailed in pennsylvania

Thursday, June 21, 2007

team spirit

cracked koho hockey stick sawed down, decorated, and mailed by 12-year-old super goalie charlie varga (my second cousin) and his slovak dad ladislav. someone at the post office did a great job of adding the priority mail stickers along the edge and enhancing the design.

old glory

collage postcard by jacqueline

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


collage and crayon postcard by jacqueline

Monday, June 18, 2007

aka/shiro/ao by the dots

chinese characters for japanese red/white/blue by jacqueline

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dots and Triangles II

Another Decorative Envelope by Painter, S. Arastu, Oakland, CA

Dots and Triangles

Decorative Envelope by Painter S. Arastu, Oakland, CA

Flags Flags Flags

Colorful Flag Postcard by Dragonfly Dream, Santa Fe, NM

Flying Catcher

Baseball envelope by Jacqueline, mailed to Mr Potani

Friday, June 15, 2007

rwb crunch

faux chocolate bar sent by mrpotani to pennsylvania, mixed media

bottled flags

plastic bottle with ribbons, mini-flags and pinwheels sent by mrpotani to pennsylvania

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stars and Stripes Variations

Postcards on Stars and Stripes Variations by K. Blanchard of San Francisco, CA

Flag & Stars

Flags & Stars Postcard from K. Blanchard of San Francisco, CA

50% Bigger

Decorated Envelope by DMask KSU '74

Wish U Were Here

Travel RWB Postcard from S Rogers, Oakland, CA

Not Red/White/Blue

Not Red/White/Blue Mail from B. Wilson, NYC

Koi Envelope

Beautiful Koi Painting on Envelope by M. Anakee, Manalupan, NJ

Candy Apples

Postcard by Keiko of Kobe, Japan
She is Yuki and Risa's mother and makes candy apples at shrine festivals in Japan. She also loves to travel.


Mailart and lovely Dreamgirls Stamp by "Cross the Border," Granada Hills, CA

Not Just Stars n Stripes

Envelope and letter from R. Canard, Carbondale, Illusion (Nice Pun)
In addition to the US and France, Red, White & Blue flags can be found in Great Britain, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Croatia, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Thailand, Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Faroe Islands, Iceland, North Korea, Laos, NOrway, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Serbia & Montenegro.

Paint Tube Teeshirt

Paint tube split open and painted, mailed by R. Allen of Oakland, CA

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

barn sign, route 6, pennsylvania

crayon postcard by jacqueline

almost hungarian picnic

collage and felt-tip pen postcard by jacqueline

Monday, June 11, 2007

postal stickers

collage postcards by jacqueline

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

liberte egalite fraternite

Postcard from Michel Della Vedova, Limoges, France

Baseball Calendar

Baseball calendar envelope by Jacqueline

Vertical Flag

Inverted Vertical Flag by A. Braunschweig of Corrales, New Mexico

Isolation Distorts Perception

Envelope by DMask, KSU-74, Charlotte, NC


Money Envelope by DMask - KSU 74, Charlotte, NC


Ted Olik Envelope by DMask KSU 74 of Charlotte, NC

Eye Exam

Envelope from D Mask KSU '74

It's a Plane

Postcard by James Miles Announcing His Miles in the Sky Show at Creativity Explored
Exhibition dates: June 21-Aug 9, 2007


Envelope by D Mask KSU '74

Beck's Motor Lodge

Artistamp and artist mail from J. Edwards, Santa Clarita, CA

Union Jack Pack

Union Jack Pencil Kit purchased in London and mailed from N Carolina by fellow traveller

Artpool Poster

We participated in an artistamp exhibit in Budapest, Hungary. Here is a poster from that show.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stamped Calligraphy

Calligraphy Sheets by Marika and Ritsuki, Sister and Brother

Fan Mail 2

Fan Mail by Ritsuki, Age 4, from Kobe, Japan
Beetle in the front and a beckoning cat in the back