Isn't it funny how you always hear someone's name over years and years, and then one day you "meet" (online, but still) and you really like her? Then you realize- she's the one you've been hearing about! This was the case with Jennie of Red Letter Day.
It all started when I tweeted about places I visited while in Japan Town in San Francisco. Jennie replied that she would have loved to recommend some of her favorite places. I mentioned that I go up to SF fairly often, so I would love a list. Then Anne chimed in, asking if I would be there for Ex Postal Facto in February. "What's that?" I asked, and then suddenly, a whole world opened up. I looked it up. I was interested. I emailed Jennie. I'm going to be vending at the show during the weekend of EPF.
During the EPF weekend, there is going to be an exhibit of the mail art. You can submit, but there are only a few days left, more info here.
I did more research. All over, I kept seeing the word "artistamp" I had no idea what it was, so I googled it. I found this wikipedia page. SO COOL. These are some I found on flickr:
Above three by Wacky Stuff.
by Kate Lee.
By Missive Maven.
I want to make some for the show. I also found this article helpful. Have any of you ever made artistamps?
First photo from EPF.