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Post’d: Dropping another load of postal treats to kind folks elsewhere…

Post offices are a happy places for me. I love to send cards and letters… If you want to get in on the fun, submit deets via the “postal club“ form (no guarantees  + discretion assured).

Most critical part of postcards / letters are: a proper address and a friend to write

Of course, the most critical part of postcards and letters are: a proper address to send it to, and a friend to write.

Also, I like to think about all the hands which touch the card as it makes the journey from my writing desk to a happy (I expect) recipient who peeks in their post box / letter slot and see something other than a utility bill or an bulk/junk mail from a real estate agent.

I also wonder how the “hand off“ in international mail works from one country to the next. Do the workers peek at the – almost illegible – scribble on my postcards? Do they wonder who wrote the missives and who the recipient is? . Do you think about these logistics & vagaries? Or is it just me? .

Always be posting…

Always be posting… That way, a few weeks later, you receive a note that you’ve made someone happy, even for a moment or two. Sometimes, they put on their refrigerator with a magnet, or in a scrapbook or in a shoebox.

Sending treats into world

Postcard artifacts for therapy from bed whilst in fibro crash mode. Sick of illness ~ duh, however enjoy sending treats into world to perk up others. .
Message me address and maybe you’ll get a treat #slow

Post’d: get on the postcard bus

 

“get on the postcard bus” – another handcrafted batch of greeting cards, this cohort featuring snapshots of my former beloved VW bus dubbed “the earth ship”.
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbtL7dQlOw4/
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Photos were snapped with a Lomo Sardine Can camera (cork covered) with expired 35mm film during a “reunion” with the bus after over a decade during which old pals and I reacquainted ourselves with the noble beast thru stories and inebriants. .
The steed is now retired, painted majestically in a complete mural featuring various Grateful Dead inspired motifs –including Jerry Garcia and a dancing bear at the “wheel”, dancing skeletons, curious creatures and psychedelic meanderings throughout – as lives as a sauna(!) & wedding altar at the Mangy Moose Lodge up Big Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City, run by the funnest couple Honi and Day-Glo Dave. They even presented me with one of the old keys of this beloved vehicle which I keep with me in my travel wallet.
The batch of cards were water colored, inked with fountain pen, photos glued, tender sentiments written inside, and mailed to dear folks worldwide with affection.

Oh and some of these photos were taken by @twillomusic – thanks!

Telegrams re-mixed for a un-modern, post-forgotten age

Telegrams re-mixed for a un-modern, post-forgotten age. Water coloured with paints from a dollar store > cryptic messages scribbled fountain pen > inky stamps applied appropriately > chopped with tiny scissors > glued > addressed > mailed to magic makers worldwide > digitized for your possible convenience, enjoyment and/or pleasure.

Post’d: Round-up of postcards to Vancouver, Austin, Valencia, Adelaide…

Judy, BC, April 2014: Delighted at my B+W photo #DaveOPostcard today – yes Dave, anything is possible! *grateful*

Pete Word, Austin: Photographed and added to too bee sorted bin.
Pete Word, Austin, April 2014: Photographed and added to too bee sorted bin.

Made my day! Postcard from Dave Olson - KBO !!'Stewart, Vancouver, April 2014: Made my day! Postcard from Dave Olson – KBO !!’

Stewart, p.2: I meant to put this up before – if I did it’s worth it again to share #daveopostcard

Margareta, Adelaide, April 2018: Finally got here…! Thank you Dave! Hope you’re well!

Tim, Connecticut, May 2015: Lovin’ and livin’ the wisdom on this wonderful and cross-continental#DaveOPostcard! Thanks DaveO!

Dani, Valencia, April 2014: Best postcard ever 
THANKS, Dave! It means a lot to me.

Cory, Vancouver, April 2014: Arrived home to a postcard from the peaks gigantic. Big love from Dave O and Uncle Walt. // Dave Olson

Laura, NYC, April 2014: nothing better than #virtualhugs & postcards — with Dave Olson.

Juliette, NYC, 2014: Thanks @uncleweed for the sweetest postcard ever! — with Dave Olson at New York City.

Cathy, Vancouver, April 2015: I got mine!! Thank you hon 


Noah, Vancouver, 2014: Life is sweet with storytellers as friends, sending rowdy postcards across the world. Thanks

Random Acts of Post, Vancouver, 2014: Ooh SQueee!! I LOVE GETTING MAIL Let’s go on a journey #1, 3 & 4

Post’d: (another) postcard making day, in Logan

Postcard stilllife - Logan 2014

Postcard writing day in Logan Utah — feels good to say thanks and send surprises. #Grateful

Whole batch at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uncleweed/sets/72157644165493062/

see also, instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/mbghe5vZTQ/