Four words to describe your work:
Postage Stamp Collage Art
The one thing I like best about postage stamps is that they create travel. Their very existence demands that they take a trip. They are used to send letters, postcards and parcels around the world. It’s quite a job for something so small.
I have come across quite a mixture of themes when I look through my stamps.
Some stamps celebrate people; Authors, Presidents, Kings, Queens and the occasional Dictator. Some stamps support various causes; Nursing, The Space Race, World Peace and some stamps demanding us to do something; “End Hunger Now!” and some stamps, well they are just so gosh darn pretty.
I acquired a large amount of postage stamps from a collector. I gave them a good home, meaning they sat in my closet for about 6 years. Every once in a while, I would take a look at them and think, “I could be a collector.” Then I would get overwhelmed and closed the lid.
Then one day, being in a crafty mood I made my first postage stamp art. Seeing these postage stamps displayed in art is so much more satisfying than being stuck in albums on a shelf. I loved working with the stamps and I loved the finished product. A business was born!