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By Caitlin Dundon
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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.

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

 

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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