Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dreams of the Hungry Ghost

Art envelope

How's this for some fine envelope art? This sender printed this and affixed it to the back of the envelope. Of course I am quite taken with the bat wings.

Dreams of the Hungry Ghost

Here's a closer look at the artwork. The painting is called Dreams of the Hungry Ghost; the artist is Colette Calascione. Her website is not for the faint of heart, and some of her paintings are very... graphic, so be warned. I find her combination of magic, symbolism and realism to be riveting.

V-mail stamp and other vintages

I mustn't neglect to share the excellent vintage stamps on the front; I love the v-mail dearly and the sleepy hollow and bill of rights are fine offerings, too.