a renewed interest in snail mail

abstract expressionists
i’ve been waiting for the post office to release their abstract expressionist stamps for weeks… i picked up 8 sheets last night after work, to make snail mail even more awesome.

when i got home and opened my mailbox, there was an envelope from aimee, with the clyfford still stamp on it. and inside:


a collaged bookmark. shocking! on the front, and on the back is a little story about frank, who can’t find his balls, which is forever going to be a juvenile joke between the two of us.

i’m diving into my reading pile with renewed enthusiasm just so i can keep opening my books to see my new bookmark!

7 responses to “a renewed interest in snail mail”

  1. Anna says:

    They DO look like fantastic stamps! If only I had known they were coming before buying my 2 current sheets of stamps last month. And the bookmark is fun. Personal mail is the best!

  2. jenn says:

    awesome! and awesome! I see another pARTy idea!

  3. la ninja says:

    wow those stamps are just lush.
    and … frank who cannot find his balls, hee hee. superb bookmarks from miss thing aimee, indeed. I have yet to post about her magnets but I’m rubbish and seemingly ungrateful. boo hoo.
    I shall post about ‘em this week.

    how’s the rhubarb doing? ;)

  4. aimee says:

    i’m just finishing up that sheet of stamps too! the trick with the abstract expressionist stamps, however, is to NOT address the envelope until you’ve chosen the stamp. some of them are huge and eat up half the addressing area!

    now! on to more pressing matters. have you found frank’s balls?

  5. Chandler says:

    I love snail mail—especially amazing artist-collaged snail mail that comes as a surprise. Beautiful stuff.

  6. Jennifer Maroney says:

    So need the stamps! How cool! I love getting mail, it is still very exciting to know something has traveled distances to get just TO YOU. Happy Thursday!

  7. jackie says:

    i’m always the nerd standing at the postal counter asking to see what new stamps they have. i picked up two sheets the other day. poor frank’s misplaced balls.

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