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Postbox Haiku Painting exhibit artifacts from the Goat Farm

+ Postbox Haiku Exhibit at the Goat Farm: In which I combine love of poetry, painting and postal mail and recaps an exhibit at buddy Mac’s goat farm.

So happy to share my mixed media project with a new audience at a very special place

Gist: Produced by dDesign to promote Okayama design, tourist and culture, the campaign included a painting in Shibuya as well as paintings of post boxes and office in: The Vatican; Kathmandu, Nepal; Olympia, Greece; and, Muscat, Oman as well as a new haiku on a postbox about “nonconfidential postcards” along with a book of paintings, a book of postboxes, and postcards of well… postboxes with poetry – both painted and functional.

DaveO at Goat Farm with postbox haiku, both sides now sport a custom poem
Transported the paintings in a velvety suitcase (notice the key for keeping them imaginary safe)
The paintings of postboxes had custom postcards with shodo ink by Junko Fujita and decorated up with appropriate postal and inky stamps by me

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Post’d: Condolences and Thanks (on new letterhead!)

A little stack of letters for the post including three of condolences of loss, and two of thanks for contributions to my “stamps and ink” fund via buy me coffee – all of them are written on my [exciting] new homemade letterhead with my engraved 50th birthday present fountain pen.

{I even tried some cursive writing which rendered my already squiggly writing as almost incomprehensible but hey, something about the thought matters…}

Noting not really sending festive cards per se but I’m *always* sending cards and letters so every day is festive, right?

Fondly from Tsuchida cottage

PS eventually you might see what’s in the “Kraft Scrap Note“ book or maybe that will be my special reservation only… It’s kind of special #Mom 

Hopefully made the 2PM cutoff time (was a few minutes late but ya never know…)

Postcards for Positivity

Just trying to send out some positivity out into the world / analog style.

“Posted: Letters from Elsewhere” – book now available

“Posted: Letters To Elsewhere “
by Dave Olson
Available for Purchase

I made a fun book of postboxes, letter slots, post offices, and letter writing “still-lifes” resplendent with stationery, inky stamps and whatnot.

Order it up for amusement and edification. https://www.blurb.com/b/9807308-posted-letters-to-elsewhere

“Ideal for armchair-travelling kids and adults alike, this portable geography primer includes 42 pages of delightful, lovingly curated and collected letter boxes, stationery, post offices, plus other postal artifacts gathered from: Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, The Vatican, Nepal, Greece, Canada, United States, Oman, Australia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, a few other locales and the high seas.”

Fits handily in a rucksack and doesn’t use too much space on a shelf. It’s pretty! Order several

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Post’d: Round-up of letters and post making, vol. 2 (undated, variety)

Post’d: Round-up of letters and post making, mailed from Sanur, Indonesia, 2019

Sure, i mail a lot of cards and letters and dossiers of ephemeral treats, poems and painting. Especially to folks who have inspired me or otherwise lent a hand, and to folks (know and unknown) who seem to need a little spark to help them along their journey.

oh! the be an explorer… (envoys to distant lands)

As part of my semi-obsessive documentation for my memory and amusement, i assemble photos (likely) enthusiastic correspondents send of their received items, along with  “still life” photos of postal-related items or post-in-process, and often just scenes of post offices/workers/boxes.

a card to 3 of my fave youths

Often times these items are organized chronologically-ish somehow, or maybe to a theme, but some cases (including this instance), neither applies and what follows is simply a batch of odds and ends hanging out for another cycle into the world.

Generally an absence of annotations as the meanings either aren’t meaningful or rather self-evident (that said, maybe some annotations will appear). Carry on, bring your own stamp. 

a unpacked dossier with painting, poem, goat propaganda and a letter , stickered up envelope

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Post’d: Round-up of mailed items, etc, vol. 1 (generally 2018~2019)

Poet Adam in Utah hills enjoy his letter with a can

As i mail a lot of items, well also just write cards and letters to hand-deliver as well i suppose, i try to document bits and pieces for my amusement and archive including photos enthusiastic correspondents send of their received dossiers, “still life with postal” related items, and post offices/boxes. 

Often times these items are organized chronologically-ish somehow, or maybe to a theme, but in this case, neither applies and this is simply a batch of odds and ends hanging out – possibly waiting for another cycle into the world. So zoom zoom go around again (for my own amusement you see). 

Before leaving Sanur, left some special notes for the fine young ladies who look out for me (as Vincent, a Mae Maes CD, a literal laundry list and a dragon fruit look on), also cash
Diligent postal worker in Sanur shows excitement for his work

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Post’d: Round-up of postcards to FPO, UAE, Adelaide, Burnaby… (various 2015-18)

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

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

Post'd: Marie, HK, 2018
Post arrived: Marie, HK, 2018
Post'd: Arrived, UAE
Post’d: Arrived, UAE
Post'd: Arrived, FPO, APO
Post’d: Arrived, FPO, APO

Post’d: dispatch to elsewhere, fragile and private

Post’d: Round-up of postcards to Vancouver, NYC, Austin, Valencia,… (spring 2014)

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

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.


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