Thursday, June 5, 2008

postcards


postcards
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
today's task- finish addressing and mail the postcards for next weekend's sale. My postcard mailing list is limited to Memphis and surrounding suburbs, so I only send them out a week ahead of time. I'm pleased with how they turned out, but I am definitely going to go the sticker-address-label route next time.

I LOVE the tropical fruit stamps, but I've always been a fan of postage stamps. Two years ago (or was it only last year?) I bought 200 Gee's Bend quilt stamps. I'm still using them, just adding more penny stamps. Stamps are such little works of art- I frequently find myself peeling canceled stamps off envelopes to keep for craft projects.

When Gary and I married in 2000 the Louise Nevelson stamps had just come out- all black and white and spare and graphic. I used them on my wedding invitations! I know some people must have thought we were insane, but Nevelson has been one of my favorite artists since I was in high school. I even came up with a Nevelson-inspired project when I taught kids' art camps. Now if only there would be Louise Bourgeois spider stamps. . . . .

I'm feeling a little all over the place today, seeking balance and realizing that I always feel this way the week before a sale. Just keep breathing, I tell myself.

5 comments:

Leila said...

I'm SO glad that someone else pays attention to what stamps they put on things! I have a big collection of stamps and I think it's the MOST fun to pick stamps that are just right for a particular letter or invitation or whatever. I love that you bought 200 Gees Bend stamps!

bridgmanpottery said...

Thanks, Leila! I know that there are more of us who do this- I used to irritate the Post office people to no end dithering over which stamps to use. I also loved the children's book stamps that were out a few years ago. . . .

Sarah-potterknitter said...

I usually have an emotional melt down about three weeks before a sale. Right about the time where I have a couple of days to throw 100 pots to be dry and bisqued. I solve it by having a good cry then reevaluating the to-do list down to a few dozen pots.

Malsy (THE Moe of DMOE) said...

I have always like them too but I ahve been sucked into the forever stamps for economic reasons!Love the new banner head! Sorry i haven't checked your doings for so long! I love your creativity and it inspries me when I need it!

Heather said...

Oh I just found your blog, your flickr link and etsy shop. I think I might have to get on that berry bowl list of yours too. I like you love stamps and am always buying up bulk and can never use that "last one" of a kind stamp. I also save stamps from others and keep them in a bowl. Cheers~