PDXCC – Day of the Dead Leaves

Mailing a handful of cards

Mailing a handful of cards

Robert Beall, stamp dealer, brought a lot of interesting stamps to our November PDXCC (Portland Correspondence Club) meeting at the IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center.)  Our theme of the month was Day of the Dead. My theme was Day of the Dead Leaves.

leaf monoprint

Leaf Monoprint

Stamp Side, Day of the Dead Leaves

Stamp Side, Day of the Dead Leaves

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PDXCC/SFCC Exchange

Address side of cards with artistamp

Postcard backs showing artistamp, vintage postage, and mailster.

Here are the message sides of the cards I sent for the mail art exchange between the Portland Correspondence Club  and the San Francisco Correspondence Club. Check out Mar Goman’s artistamp for the exchange! Each card has an interesting assortment of stamps and is numbered from 1073 to 1096.

Here are the front sides of the cards I sent:

English Post Van Postcards

English Post Van Postcards

More English Post Van Postcards

More English Post Van Postcards

Land Rover Postal Vehicles

Land Rover Postal Vehicles

I was thrilled to find this collection of cards in an antique store in Manassas, Virginia. I can’t wait to see what I get for the exchange!

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South Store Return Cards: Orange/Transformative Vision

Return Cards/International Addresses

Return Cards/International Addresses

There were two themes for a mail art show at the South Store Cafe: “Orange is a Difficult Color,” and “The Transformative Vision.” Above are the return cards for international addresses.  The envelopes on the left contain both return cards, the middle stack are for “The Transformative Vision,” and on the right are cards for “Orange is a Difficult Color.” We received 45 submissions from 19 countries!

Orange Cards - USA Addresses

Orange Cards – USA Addresses

Here are the 32 round cards I sent to participants in “Orange is a Difficult Color”. First class postage plus non-machinable surcharge!

Orange you glad you participated?

Orange you glad you participated?

Needs more orange!

Needs more orange!

 

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PDXCC – Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Inverted Image

Day of the Dead Ghost Cards

October’s theme for the Portland Correspondence Club was Day of the Dead, so I used an image painted by my deceased friend Elinor Pine (b. 3/2/48, d. 10/18/95). It’s called “Gaan Dancer, 11/23/92” The reversal gives it a ghostly look, below is a normal photograph. As in past postal projects, I had fun with vintage stamps!

Gaan Dancer With Vintage Stamps

Gaan Dancer With Vintage Stamps

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PDXCC – Collage Exchange

 

Stack of 16 collaged post cards

Stack of Cards

PDXCC is a monthly gathering of mail artists. We meet at the I.P.R.C. and share analog correspondence on a different theme each month. September’s theme was “Collage.”

PDXCC Collages, Front Side

PDXCC Collages, Front Side

PDXCC Collages, Back Sides

PDXCC Collages, Back Sides

We also like to use vintage stamps for postage!

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Vacation Fun on Defacto Lane

Mailbox 31B Defacto Lane

31B Defacto Lane

How mail artists spend their vacation: this picture shows my hand putting postcards into the box at 31B Defacto Lane in Stehekin, WA, 98852, the mailbox shown on the front of the card!

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Valentines Day Mail

Valentine Envelopes

Valentine Envelopes

From the outside they looked pretty cool, the inside was even better:

String of Hearts

String of Hearts

Greek Map

Greek Map

There was no return address, but I think I know who sent these. Thank you for the valentines day mail!

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