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Receive art in the mail! Hand painted and handwritten postcards by calligrapher Caitlin Dundon. Collection will be made into a book.
Receive art in the mail! Hand painted and handwritten postcards by calligrapher Caitlin Dundon. Collection will be made into a book.
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Postcard - Dreams Come True
Postcard - Dreams Come True

 

Do you remember the last time you received a postcard in the mail? These days the mail we get in our physical mailboxes is less than exciting, filled with bills and junk mail and grocery store circulars. But everyone loves real mail, the kind with a handwritten scribble of an address coming from anywhere. Postcards are a throw back to simpler times, a sweet reminder that someone is thinking of you.

Postcards shot - 50
Postcards shot - 50

 

American artist and calligrapher Caitlin Dundon loves to send and receive mail and her talents with a variety of media as well as calligraphy make it the perfect match for mail art. For this project she is hoping to create over 500 postcards over the next several months. You can specify if you want to receive your postcard yourself or have it sent to someone special to surprise them. Each postcard is 4”x 6” in horizontal format made from sturdy archival paper and may be decorated with anything from ink, acrylic paint, pencil, colored pencil, rubber stamped imagery/lettering, acrylic soft gel, collaged items, embossing powder, etc. Each card will be signed by the artist on the front. The recipient’s address will be hand addressed. 

All postcard art will be reproduced in a published book which will be available for sale by the end of 2018.

Postcard - One Friend in a Lilfe
Postcard - One Friend in a Lilfe

 

Postcard - Dreamers of the Dreams
Postcard - Dreamers of the Dreams

 

Postcard - The Future
Postcard - The Future

 

Postcard - Doing the Impossible
Postcard - Doing the Impossible

 

Postcard1 - Addressed with Postmark
Postcard1 - Addressed with Postmark

 

Risks and challenges

I love making mail art and enjoy the meditative process of addressing a card or letter with handwritten calligraphy. I have lots of paintings on paper from many classes that I teach and mixed media techniques that I experiment with. Some postcards will be made from existing art trimmed down, others will be handmade in 4" x 6" size.

I am excited at the challenge of creating over 500 postcards in the next couple months. I am excited to see where it leads and hope that many people will participate from around the world. Perhaps it will lead to correspondence with many new pen pals to keep the art of handwriting and sending regular mail alive.

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    Novel Idea

    Make a $10 pledge and you will receive a handmade and hand addressed postcard in the mail to you or your chosen recipient. Cards are created in mixed media, each is one-of-a-kind and might include a variety of hand painted, hand drawn, embossed, rubber stamped, stenciled and collaged techniques. Signed by the artist. The addressee will be written in calligraphy.

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    Make a $20 pledge and you will receive 2 handmade and hand addressed postcards in the mail to you or your chosen recipient(s). Cards are created in mixed media, each is one-of-a-kind and might include a variety of hand painted, hand drawn, embossed, rubber stamped, stenciled and collaged techniques. Signed by the artist. The addressee will be written in calligraphy.

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    Literary Masterpiece

    Make a $40 pledge and you will receive 4 handmade and hand addressed postcards in the mail to you or your chosen recipient(s). Cards are created in mixed media, each is one-of-a-kind and might include a variety of hand painted, hand drawn, embossed, rubber stamped, stenciled and collaged techniques. Signed by the artist. The addressee will be written in calligraphy.

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    Extraordinary Opus

    Pledge at the $60 level or above and you will receive 6 postcards mailed to you or your recipient(s) fall of 2017, as well as a copy of the coffee table book to be printed in 2018 that will feature images of over 600 handmade postcards.

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    Short Stories

    Baker's dozen, lucky 13 postcards mailed to you or any individuals you specify, plus a copy of the book if you want one when it comes out.
    Every postcard is an original with artist's choice of inspirational word or quotation in lovely calligraphy, hand addressed and sent in the mail.

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    Pleasing Composition Painting 9 x 12

    A custom painting for you plus a postcard. Choose from abstract color piece or a mixed media/stenciling/stamping collaged design with simple imagery like a flower, heart, etc. combined with calligraphy. Order your custom painting with a collection of quotations or excerpt from a favorite poem or song lyrics. Backing at this level also includes a personalized inscription on the back in handwritten calligraphy. Acrylic and acrylic ink on artist's archival wood panel. (Other materials might include collaged and/or stamped papers). Once you have ordered your painting - the artist will work with you to create an image with color and layout you desire.

    9" x 12" x 1.5" with wire, ready to hang.

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    Abstract Expressionist Painting 11 x 14

    A custom painting for you plus a postcard. Choose from abstract color piece or a mixed media/stenciling/stamping collaged design with simple imagery like a flower, heart, etc. combined with calligraphy. Order your custom painting with a collection of quotations or excerpt from a favorite poem or song lyrics. Backing at this level also includes a personalized inscription on the back in handwritten calligraphy. Acrylic and acrylic ink on artist's archival wood panel. (Other materials might include collaged and/or stamped papers). Once you have ordered your painting - the artist will work with you to create an image with color and layout you desire.

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    Modern Masterpiece Painting 16 x 20

    A custom painting for you plus a postcard. Choose from abstract color piece or a mixed media/stenciling/stamping collaged design with simple imagery like a flower, heart, etc. combined with calligraphy. Order your custom painting with a collection of quotations or excerpt from a favorite poem or song lyrics. Backing at this level also includes a personalized inscription on the back in handwritten calligraphy. Acrylic and acrylic ink on artist's archival wood panel. (Other materials might include collaged and/or stamped papers). Once you have ordered your painting - the artist will work with you to create an image with color and layout you desire.

    16" x 20" x 1.5" with wire, ready to hang.

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