Category Archives: Mail Art

Postcard – Lady and Bird

I made this postcard in July, 2022, to submit to the Compassion event at the American Visionary Museum. Take a look here if you want to know what I am talking about. The cards will be on display in the Sideshow (the shop at the museum) and then for sale starting in September with all proceeds going to the museum.

Tiny Lion

I made this postcard in April, 2022, for my granddaughter. Her name is Leona, and that means “lion”, and a cat is a tiny lion, right? Just like her.

I think the cat and mouse in this picture are just meeting, and they will become friends.

I did this image in India ink, and acrylic markers, and a little bit of pen, I think – on a watercolor postcard.

Etegami (sort of) Three

I made a few postcards in April, 2022, inspired by a class I was taking at the time that compared Eastern and Western art. I was thinking of the scrolls I had seen in class that contained poetry and artwork.

I drew on the tradition of etegami to guide me, doing a loose interpretation by illustrating a haiku (written by me) rather than including a simple phrase, but I stuck with the idea of mail art, spontaneous art work, and something pleasant that a person would like to receive in the mail.

This is the third and last postcard I made in this small series.

I used India ink and a bamboo brush, and I painted the colors with gouache. It’s done on a watercolor paper postcard.

Etegami (sort of) Two

I made a few postcards in April, 2022, inspired by a class I was taking at the time that compared Eastern and Western art. I was thinking of the scrolls I had seen in class that contained poetry and artwork.

I drew on the tradition of etegami to guide me, doing a loose interpretation by illustrating a haiku (written by me) rather than including a simple phrase, but I stuck with the idea of mail art, spontaneous art work, and something pleasant that a person would like to receive in the mail.

This is the second postcard I made.

I used India ink and a bamboo brush, and I painted the colors with gouache. It’s done on a watercolor paper postcard.

Etegami (sort of) One

I made this postcard in April, 2022, inspired by a class I was taking at the time that compared Eastern and Western art. I was thinking of the scrolls I had seen in class that contained poetry and artwork.

I decided to draw on the tradition of etegami to guide me. I’ve done a somewhat loose interpretation, by illustrating a haiku (written by me) rather than including a simple phrase, but I stuck with the idea of mail art, spontaneous art work, and something pleasant that a person would like to receive in the mail.

Here is the first one:

I used India ink and a bamboo brush, and I painted the colors with gouache. It’s done on a watercolor paper postcard.