Friday, July 1, 2011

It's A Duck! PFF#47



Well --- Not really. It's a Goose. A White-fronted Goose in fact. This is my first of about twenty First Day Federal Duck Stamp covers that I have to do for subscribers. I'm very pleased with the way this one turned out as well.

If you get a chance, try to visit Hostess Beth Niquette at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy, for this week's version of Postcard Friendly Friday. More really great postcards and mail art!

21 comments:

  1. Expensive, but cool! Where is that postmark from? :)

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  2. He's quite handsome ... the white fronted goose! :D :D Happy PFF!

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  3. This is beautiful! Love the 'matching' stamp.

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  4. Another beauty. Hope you have a bang up Fourth!!

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  5. Wow! It's lovely! My Postcard Friendship Friday ENTRY is up. Thanks!

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  6. You are apologising for missing one of my posts? Lol. I have missed a squillion of yours and just catching up on all this gorgeousness now, Dave :-) So one thousand and one apologies (more like) from me! I love this latest drawing...sooo beautiful. Happy 4th of July!

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  7. Great -whether a duck or a white fronted goose. Glad I'm visiting from Seth's blog. Enjoy your 4th!

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  8. gosh, that is a beautiful drawing, Dave . . . please ignore my ignorance but do you draw an original on all 20 postcards for your subscribers that request?
    wow! : ^ ) lenna

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  9. very nice indeed! I need to get my 2011 duck stamp soon!

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  10. Lenna asked a good question, so I replied on her blog. Then, I decided it might be good to comment here as well.

    To answer your question about the First Day Covers - Yes. The Duck issue I call an 'open' issue. I take orders for it. The regular issues that I do are by subscription. Subscribers commit to purchasing one of every issue that I do on an annual basis - usually three or four a year.

    The 'supports' are regular (no. 6) envelopes (not postcards) without gum on the flap which I purchase in bulk.

    In the case of the duck (or Goose, this year), I had commitments for 21 covers, thirteen of the moisture activated (or gummed) variety, and 8 of the self-adhesive. I do them one at a time, and attempt to make them all the same - often difficult, but easier once I've done one I'm satisfied with. It is hard to keep up the intensity for a regular issue, which I usually do in the neighborhood of 25. I get really bored after the first 7 or 8, but by the time I've done 15 or so, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I often wish I had more time to devote to the old paper, and if I'd quit buying it, I might be able to afford to spend more time doing the art!

    I've never found a piece of (attractive) old paper that I could resist, so the beat goes on!

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  11. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I'm glad to 'meet' you and discover your art-WOW that duck is beautiful! I'm going now to browse your earlier posts.

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  12. Dave, I'd love to see an album of your envelopes! This is super interesting to me, not only mail art but a SPECIALIST in envelope art! Now that's cool... best wishes from germany, tj

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  13. So luvly. The postmark is a nice bit.

    "Best Hearts Are Crunchy" hahe!

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  14. I am back again at this post (because of the dynamic views!) and must same i am again, suitably impressed with your work. I also love that the postmark is "Last Chance Station"!! : ) lenna

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