I have a lot of letters to respond to. I’ve been in a rut lately but here’s the list of people I owe letters to:
- Nicole Lenz
- Jen Medeiros
- Harriet Colley
- S.Norman Francis
- Erin Hicks
- Agape Vega
- Rachel Natale
- Melissa Gomez
- Laura Santos
- Mary England
- Sarah Hartley
- Britty Bertrand
Sorry for taking forever! Let me know if I missed anyone.
Also, for the time being, I can’t handle anymore new penpals.
The Art of the Post with @nasyakopteva
To see more of Nasya’s beautiful post creations, follow her on Instagram @nasyakopteva.
Nasya Kopteva (@nasyakopteva) made her first mail artwork at the age of five. “My grandmother let me paint old Soviet envelopes. In those opened envelopes, I saw small houses and added doors, windows, fences and whole rooms inside. When I remember those post cities, I feel happiness. What wonderful things an open-minded child can create!”
Nasya still makes mail art today but sends the letters to just one recipient, her friend Sasha. “We exchange painted post stories and try to surprise and delight each other.” Nasya and Sasha share some of their most beautiful creations on their blog (www.fishmailart.com) and on Instagram. “I am a completely visual person. For me, Instagram is the most convenient way to freeze moments and share visual information–energy, feelings and beauty—with others who are in search of it.”
New blog post - http://a-peachy-life.blogspot.com/
I went to Salvation Mountain and even though I am not religious whatsoever, I fell in love with the place.
Here is the mailbox which sits in the bottom of the mountain.
I am going to list these on Etsy soon but I wanted to see if anyone on here would be interested in them before I listed them.
$1.50 for the first 3 (the ones with the vintage stamps) + $2.50 shipping (US).
$1.00 for the 2 (air mail ones) +$2.50 shipping (US)
Message me if interested. Keep in mind I only accept paypal.
I like to make things. #magnets #snailmail #cats #stamps #diy
Listing these on Etsy soon…stay tuned!
Outgoing mail from the past month. After buying $40 worth of stamps, I have finally caught up with my pile (sort of).
The goal for this year is to finish my 365 Mail Art project.
London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin.
Carrier Pigeon-Amber Alexander (by Amber Alexander)
US Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery
JUST IN: The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce later today that it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week, The Associated Press reports.
The plan is aimed at saving about $2 billion.
Photo: U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow places letters in a mailbox as he walks his delivery route on July 30, 2009, in San Francisco, California. (Getty Images North America)
Incoming mail from this week..
(photo quality looked way better on my phone…)
(via Letter Writers Alliance: USPS Rate Increase Chart)
Reblogging just in case someone needs it..