Melissa Hughes
  • Female
  • Jackson, TN
  • United States
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Melissa Hughes and Franny Wahinehae are now friends
Nov 23
Melissa Hughes commented on Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann's album

Rubber Stamping

"These are amazing and definitely the direction I see my own artwork going as work to color more.  I have been a black and white stamper for years and these are very inspirational."
Nov 23, 2022
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Nov 21, 2022
Melissa Hughes joined Valentine Mark Herman's group


SCRABBLE. A game for anyone. Family- and people- oriented. Timless. Peaceful. Social. Lockdown acttivity.MAIL ART A passtime for anyone. Artist- and people-oriented. Timeless. Peaceful. Social. Lockdown activity.And now.... Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys, Artistes and Artistes.... SCRABBLE MAIL ART (using Scrabble and/or similar 'tiles')See More
Aug 19, 2021
Melissa Hughes joined Jayne Barket Lyons's group

A Touch of Vintage

Are you drawn to vintage magazines, photos and ephemera? Do you tend to incorporate vintage and retro elements into your art? Do you find yourself buying vintage inspired materials at your favorite arts and crafts store? If so, this group is for you!See More
Aug 19, 2021

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Mail-Artist since:
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I have been a mail artist for more than 20 years. I was a nurse and had a career ending injury in 2021. I ended up retiring and now I am working on doing all those projects that were put off until someday. I make mail art using rubber stamps–vintage– not cute. Ken Brown is my all-time favorite artist, and his work is always inspiring to me. I like to make Far Side-like cartoons with rubber stamps and experiment with different ways to make art with stamps–be it collage, zines, postoids, fake ads, etc. Some of my art is detailed and colored and some is just black and white. I handstamp most of my envelopes on some sort of theme or scene. I love Vintage images and use bits and pieces from several sources to make them into new postcards, leaning heavily toward humor. My husband and I make non-traditional model train layouts–for 2021 we made “Christmas Eve at Area 51”. I make other miniature scenes and make postcards out of them. I love anything space related, fantasy, science fiction, aliens, dinosaurs, Bigfoot (and cryptozoology), vintage science fiction, pets, coffee, rubber stamps (and have doubles to trade or gift), kitsch art, but I appreciate all sorts of mail and will answer and try to find something you might like in return—so let me know what you like. I like to read and at any given time I am usually reading at least one art book, a book of toons (Tom Gauld is a new favorite), something to make me think (quotes, philosophy, spiritual) and some type of fiction (often science fiction short stories) at the same time. I love word puzzles and word games and make some art related to those–be it puns, rebus. Tom Swifties, palindromes, etc. I will participate in add and pass if that is your thing or do a back-and-forth collage type thing. I don’t usually draw, but I do carve rubber stamps if that interests you. Really, I just love to see what people are working on, whatever it is. If you aren’t an artist, what else are you doing to make life interesting? We hope to get back to traveling in the not too distant future, but right now we are still hunkered in. I think mail exchanges should be fun and a reprieve from all the madness the world has been plunged into. I work to stay positive and inspired and try to help others do the same.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
P.O. Box 10264
Jackson, TN 38308

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At 11:14pm on December 8, 2016, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hi Melissa--the aliens continue to amaze--beaming up reindeer and elves. Your cards are always so imaginative and I look forward to an alien celebration each year!

Thank you!

At 6:28pm on March 7, 2016, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hi Melissa-picked up your ingenious mail art.'zine this weekend. Thank you for thinking of me. I loved the playful 'zine and the stories! Mail art headed your way soon.

At 9:52am on February 10, 2016, Carlos I. Botana said…


Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
Size: Free
Technique: Free
Deadline: August 15, 2016
Exhibition: September, 2016
No sales. No jury. No return
The work is publisehed in the "blog":
Send your work to:
Carlos I. Botana
C/. Javier López López
Nº 11 - portal 2 - 3º E
15009 - A Coruña - Spain
At 11:34am on January 6, 2016, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

...and to Mars!

Thanks for the fun mail art!


At 2:46am on December 27, 2014, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Melissa, Thanks you for the holiday card--loved the Vulcan elf. Best wishes for an art-full new year!

At 6:16am on December 23, 2014, Steven Bryan Bieler said…

Or else I send you a lot of dumb mail!

At 5:07pm on February 6, 2014, Amy Irwen said…

this little Christmas Card was hilarious!!!

I so owe you *!*  Love and Hugs.....

At 11:53am on January 15, 2014, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…


At 1:25pm on January 9, 2014, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

My artwork to do list is celestially long.  A bit of it is on it´s way to Jackson, TN today. Believe it or not, it answers an artwork of yours posted 10/09/13. 

At 11:42pm on December 24, 2013, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Merry Christmas, Melissa--thank you for the latest card. Loved the envelope, especially the First No-Elk and Modern Yule Log!



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