On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stamping out fun

I've become interested (again) in postal art, especially artistamps.

"What," I hear you asking, "is an artistamp?" Well, it's a tiny piece of art depicted as a postage stamp, complete with a nation of origin. Everything is imaginary, of course.

And, I add quickly, when you affix an artistamp to an envelope (which may be elaborately decorated), you also affix the correct postage of your country (unless you were looking for a new residence in the lock-up).

My first issue shows the kissing camels I watercolored several months ago. It was issued by the Republica de Slonoma for 44¢. I can't wait to link up with some other postal art aficionados, use it and wait for their artistic response.


  1. You are one of my favorite artist bloggers... so I've given you an award. Check my blog to pick up your award. http://captelaine.blogspot.com

  2. It has been awhile since I made it a practice to visit other blogs. Been in a semi-funk when it came to art. This post is timely because I was having a difficult time last night coming up with something to draw. I have been a casual collector of stamps and had forgotten that there is this idea out there. I enjoyed yours. Thanks

  3. what an interesting idea! And your kissing camels are beautiful! Worth far more than 44 cents, I think. Must be the exchange rate.

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  5. Barbara!! I used to make these, too! Come over to the class group for my email and I'll get a care package together!


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