Paul Robeson (1898-1976) by Winold Reiss
Conte crayon and pastel on artist board.
This postcard is recipient lives in Beaumont, Texas. History matters. I must make amends for not posting a tribute for the 28 days of February, but the brain thaw came late this year. It's never too late though, is it?
Moving right along . . . I used the post office inside our local Ace Hardware today. I could not face another long drive to the main post office. Change is good, and the postal clerk in Ace is so friendly, unhurried, and kind. I get to practice being patient there as well. There's plenty to look at while you wait, so there's no cause to be bored. Ten pieces of mail were left in her in her capable care. I am on such a roll for sure.
This is my new project. I'd keep it under wraps until my ducks were lined in a row but I need help. I bought Color Box's "Frost White" archival pigment for my Black Mail stamp, which has not come yet. As you can see, the black paper drinks the ink like sand drinks water. It goes on nice and white; it is slow to dry and smears even after twenty-thirty minutes, while the Gelly Roll pen's ink is a staunch trooper. I have not tried Dr. Martin's white Bombay India ink with a dip pen yet. So much to do; so little time to do.
This is slightly better.
I sighed here.
Here's a close-up. The pigment tends to flake after it dries. I cut the little Knee-highs & Bowties snail from the sheet of stickers. It's just the logo but has so much appeal, right? Moving right along . . . I think I'll visit Texas Art Supply to see if they have a better white stamp pad and better black stationery. I so want Black Mail to be a success. It's another bright idea on the drawing table. So, HELP! Any suggestions? Recommendations? Can you help a sister out?
All of the above are destined for tomorrow's mail drop. There's more I haven't photographed, but here's a weather flash: It snowed in Dallas! My mom called and she was so happy. She also got the magazine I sent. Mail really does matter. I promise to share some of the goodness I've received as soon as I get caught up a little bit more on my back-log. I appreciate your efforts and you not giving up on me even when I couldn't write back. Mail Amnesty is all about forgiveness and understanding.