Greg Carter
  • Male
  • Statesboro, GA
  • United States
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Welcome, Greg Carter!

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2000
My Website:
http://carterfinearts.com
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to share and interact with people from around the world. I have been a stamp and cover(used envleope) collector and just love the remains of the postal journey. I am Currently the Postmaster General of Random Post.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Greg Carter
1318 Kermit Drive
Statesboro GA 30458
USA

gregoryholtcarter@gmail.com

I have been an artist and art educator for over 20 years. My work has focused on a number of different themes through the years but has always used the play of imagination and the flow of the consciousness and unconscious mind as a starting point. The Idea of Random Post comes from this play within the imagination and how what appears totally random is not. Another important influence in my mail art is that I am a collector of many things from old scraps of paper to stamps and first day covers (FDC). An FDC is a stamp that has been cancelled on an envelope with a postmark dated on the first day of issue for the stamp. Since the 1920’s, collector’s started putting images on the envelopes that related to the stamp. I started creating FDC’s 10 years ago and make them for my self and to sell. You can checkout a number of these on flicker (Greg Carter First Day Covers).  I have always liked to challenge expectations and rules so I have made a lot of FDC that don’t really follow the norms of stamp collectors. Because I am a trained printmaker, I have made a number these FDC’s and various mail art with different printing processes.

 

It might seem random, but it is not, there is no telling what you might get from RANDOM POST. Everything from a repurposed envelope from an old FDC or a new drawing based on a new Stamp (Let me know if you are a Jimmy Hendrix Fan). You could get a drawing from 10 years ago that I played with or a totally new watercolor painting on a card or envelope. If you’re interested in the FDC idea, I can also resend one with new postage. You may give me a hint to your preferences or let your random luck take over. If your interested in trading ATC’s just let me know.

 

As Postmaster General of RANDOM POST I have started issuing stamps that I place on mail or can send inside an envelope for trade or for sale. There has been some political activity in my imaginary domain and the various regions want to issue their own postage.  Soon I should be issuing stamps for the State of Confusion and the State of Desire.  With the expected fight for territory in my muddled brain, I will probably have to create a number of overprints.

 

Happy Mailing

Greg Carter

Postmaster General

RANDOM POST

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At 10:38pm on July 11, 2016, Petrolpetal said…
Mail out!
At 2:07am on June 19, 2016, Amy Irwen said…
So glad Greg! Thanks for letting me know they arrived!!!
At 3:37pm on June 13, 2016, Tanya Phenis said…

Greg, thank you so much for the 'unannounced mail art'! Such a wonderful surprise, I really enjoy!!!

 

At 8:58pm on June 4, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Greg, you've been blogged. And there's mail going out to you on Monday.

At 6:59pm on May 31, 2016, Laurie Walker said…

Hail from Maine!  Thank you for the interesting little abstracts. :) The first I've received from anyone in group...   I'm new here, and add to that the fits I've had trying to access ning in past few weeks... but kept at it and prevailed to say Cheers! I'll be sure to respond in kind in coming weeks. :)

At 11:23pm on May 28, 2016, Angie said…

Hello Mr. Postmaster General. Thank you for the mailart. Adorable corgi feet et al. Nice to meet you ...

At 8:09am on May 27, 2016, Grace Sanford said…

Thanks very much for your unexpected mail-art! I think that's the very best kind :-)

At 8:55pm on May 26, 2016, Amy Irwen said…

50!!! yikes..that is quite the endeavor....

At 4:44am on May 26, 2016, Jan Hodgman said…

Hey, Greg! Your ATC arrived here on Fidalgo Island and is one of my very favorites--the stamp of the windmill, the horse and the guy with a load. I'm in the midst of leaving for a few days but will try to get this scanned and up for everyone to enjoy. Here's to more happy trading.

At 7:04pm on May 25, 2016, Amy Irwen said…

thank you Greg for the wonderful surprise...I blogged on the ATC Rebel site... be seeing you in the mail soon... *!*

 
 
 

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