Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Roll Dem Bones

The Day of the Dead Artistamp swap has begun to trickle into my mailbox.

Here are the first 6 artistamps I received:

1st row - Alchemy Post, Paint Rock River Valley Postal Authority and Karen Winters of Azubia.

2nd row - R.F Cote of Postscriptum, The Island of Ailurophilia and Pictia Poste.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Fastback Mail

One of my very favorite things is a frisbee (synonomous with flying disc). I spent many a lunch hour during high school in the back parking lot flinging a disc with my buds. Sometimes forgetting to go back to class after the bell because some trick seemed almost in my grasp. A frisbee is a wonderful thing. It can be used for sport, dinner plate, doggie water dish, seed sorter, or just hung on the wall as art.

So it was with extra pleasure that I found one in my P.O. box last week.

Scott Thomas of Lexington, Kentucky sent this wonderful piece unwrapped through the mail with three 37-cent stamps attached. I've received other great work from Scott and his little fairy-toons are very recognizable. He calls this model a "Humphrey Flier" not a frisbee and I remember we used to called this style of disc a "Fastback." I agree with him that it has better flight characteristic than a standard Frisbee and I found it to be most excellent for under-the-leg or behind-the-back tosses. It seems like the thinner shape allows it to correct its tragectory and go from a wobbly side angle and still end up flying straight to the target.

Thanks, Scott for the excellent mail and I hope we can toss a few discs (and beers) in the future.

Torben Doose is Loose!

I've been seeing some great stuff by this mailartisan around the net.
Just received my first handmade postcard from Torben and it is awesome.

This artist from Paris, France has been extremely busy lately and you can find more examples of art here, here, here, here, and here . . . to name a few.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Sushi Art

Off topic - but fun:

Bento Boxes as Art

* Don't miss the Powerpuff Girls!