19 and beautiful – Outgoing Mail Art Postcard


I have a 2-year-old and a 5-month-old; both boys.  As you may imagine they keep both me and my wife fairly busy.  If you have any children at all, you know that they will occupy your every waking hour at those ages. I’m not complaining, and my beautiful wife does an excellent job with the two little humans as well.  It’s just that I end up making my collages late at night after everyone goes into daily hibernation.  It’s been a good time to unwind and release the creative juices that need to be released onto a nice little postcard – like this one.

FOR THIS little postcard, I used ads from LIFE Magazine, a barcode from my vehicle registration, acrylic paint and a honeycomb stencil (which I feel I need more practice using – perhaps you’ll see it make another appearance soon).   In any case, I have not decided to whom I’ll be sending this fun little collage to, but I hope that it’s enjoyed.  

What do you think?  Do you have any criticism? Compliments or complaints?  Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Dear Mom


I get the majority of my creative side from my mom.  I told her about mail art and the IUOMA and so she joined too.  I thought I would send her some mail art, even though she only lives across town. I know that she’ll really enjoy receiving this.  This is a collage I made with old vintage LIFE Magazine ads as well as some found paper objects.  I used these blank postcards I picked up from Amazon.  

Please let me know what you think.  

Postcard Mail Art


I sent out a fun postcard today called “Given enough time” to a fellow IUOMA member.  This is the first one I have sent out with a “postcard style” where my first few were canvas boards and wrapped in blank newsprint.  

Tomorrow I will send out an international postcard and a canvas board that is not wrapped but sent postcard style.  I’ll be sure to post them here.

Picture More Flavor


“Picture More Flavor” – 8″x8″ on canvas board

Here is a parcel I sent just sent out!  The receiver was a suggestion from someone on IUOMA. It’s a collage that features Aluminum Foil and a portrait I found from National Geographic Magazine.  I really like the texture and feel and of the foil. The portrait is fantastic and reminds me of an officer from the Civil War days.

The first Postmodern Parcel


I have my first artwork wrapped up and ready to send… however my buddy I’m sending it to asked me to hold off since he’s moving to Alaska with the Coast Guard.