Tofu's Blog (43)


When I send mail art, I never how the postal service will handle it. Sometimes the recipient gets it with a postmark across the image.   I like when this happens, I feel it authenticates the piece as mail art.…


Added by Tofu on February 1, 2024 at 6:05pm — No Comments

A new hand carved rubber stamp for some San Francisco, Victorian postcards.

Added by Tofu on August 18, 2023 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Ukrainian Sunflowers

My latest series of mail art.  Sunflowers done with hand-carved rubber stamps.

Added by Tofu on May 23, 2023 at 11:57pm — 3 Comments

Inspired by Embroidery

Sending out a series of 50 hand embroidered postcards would be overwhelming.   But what happens when you carve rubber stamps inspired by Ukrainian folk art?  This latest mail art series is on its way around the world.…


Added by Tofu on April 22, 2023 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

Summer of Fog Artist Stamp

My latest artist stamp that I am adding along with regular postage to my outgoing mail. Commemorating our foggy summer and of course Sutro Tower.

Added by Tofu on August 27, 2022 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Ukrainian Embroidery Mail Art

Ukrainian Embroidery Mail Art Call

Added by Tofu on July 25, 2022 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Fluxus High School

What better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon than going through your school yearbook.  Or for me, cutting up some old yearbooks and making about 200 ATCS to mail out for a new series for the Fluxus High School Yearbook.…


Added by Tofu on July 10, 2022 at 12:33am — No Comments

New UK Cat Stamps

I hope I get some mail art from the UK with these.

Added by Tofu on June 21, 2022 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Mail Art Book #1

There is a finite amount of space in my archive boxes, but I strive to save all the mail art I receive.  Many artists include various ephemera, stickers, and other materials with their mail art.  Things I might use in pieces I create myself.  Many of the envelopes are works of art in themselves.   Starting in January 2020 I began to use much of this material for a new artist book.  I repurposed a large…


Added by Tofu on June 20, 2022 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Painting and Mailing the Oaks

The Oak Woodlands are one of my favorite spots in Golden Gate Park.  One of the few spots in the park that looks much like the land did before the park was developed.  There is no gift shop and no postcards, so I have made a series of my own.  I was tempted to protect these hand-painted cards by sending them in…


Added by Tofu on June 13, 2022 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Juggling Mail Art

Sometimes you receive a piece of mail art where the envelope is as in incredible as what’s inside. That is what happens whenever I get something from Kathy Barnett. The envelope is great, and I love the champagne drinking head juggler (you can move and adjust the little heads).…


Added by Tofu on June 5, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Brain Cell Brains

I am not sure if I was supposed to preserve all of Ryosuke Cohen’s brain cells in my overflowing mail art archives forever.  Using one of my hand carved rubber stamps, I did a series of brain cell brains.  All applied to unused Hungarian franked postcards that end up in a collage fodder…


Added by Tofu on April 1, 2022 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Mail Art to Remember the Dead

Covid has kept me home and I have not travelled to Mexico for two years now.  Ideally, I’d be there for the Día de los Muertos celebrations — it is one of my favorite holidays. Instead, I will make my ofrenda at home in San Francisco.  And this past week I have been carving rubber stamps and making some mail art for the holiday.   These postcards are on their way locally and around the world.…


Added by Tofu on November 1, 2021 at 1:43am — No Comments

10th Anniversary Artist Stamps in San Francisco

The first time I went to a San Francisco Correspondence Co-Op meeting was the group’s first anniversary party — back in 2012.  Here we are nine years later, and the co-op is now 10 years old.  We missed having our party in 2020 and finally had out first in-person gathering las month, safely, outdoors in a quiet, park.

Every time we meet, one of us does an artist stamp to be shared with co-op members.  Many keep their stamps in special passports.   For our 10th anniversary…


Added by Tofu on August 6, 2021 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Mystery Mail

Sometimes with mail art you receive mystery mail — it is all part of the process.  This week I received an altered postcard from the U.K. as well as a collaged postcard with my address nearly hidden (the back is blank).  The British one does not have a postmark, the other one was sent from Grafton, Vermont in February — so it…


Added by Tofu on February 20, 2021 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Year of the Ox — Year of the Cure! (soon)

It is still a week away but I am ready for the rats to be gone and for the ox to rush in and take charge. To celebrate I am mailing postcards with hand carved rubber stamps — the Ox vs. Covid-19. Happy New Year!

Added by Tofu on February 6, 2021 at 8:49pm — No Comments

My latest series

Been taking a break from mail art, and back to that soon, but I have painting mine and my friends' bookcases. They often display mail I art I receive!

See more at…


Added by Tofu on August 25, 2020 at 12:45am — No Comments

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