When "WISH YOU WERE HERE" becomes "WISH I WAS THERE" you know you are OVER the whole Staycation/Work-From-Home thing. As we get back to work and travel here's a nifty way to communicate with your friends, old school style, and let them know you're still alive and ready for adventure.
Here is a unique and wonderful POSTCARD for the typewriter enthusiast who appreciates the brevity* of a postcard-sized message, featuring original art from the wildly talented SONDRA HOLTZMAN.
This is a replication of Holtzman's mixed media piece titled, CORONA 3, and available in sets of 12 or 24. These 4 x 6 postcards (**postage not included**) come beautifully wrapped as a set, ready to gift or keep for yourself. Best of all, they ship for free in the Continental U.S.A. and are available to ship internationally, choose method at checkout.
The artist Sondra Holtzman is known for her love of incorporating analog into mixed-media artwork. This postcard features a print of Holtzman's recent watercolor mixed-media art piece featuring a pen & ink/watercolor Corona 3 on vintage book paper with typed ephemera.
Perfect for : Gifting and for those who appreciate giving & receiving "Snail Mail", and while it's fun to TYPE a postcard message, it is perfectly acceptable to hand-write as well, no typewriter required.
Not for : the digitally insane, paper-phobes or hackers
*********ANALOG TEXTING IS THE NEW BLACK***********
The Postal Industry saw an uptick in personal correspondence during the pandemic. Typed and written letters and postcards flooded mailboxes everywhere in a phenomenon known as #covidcorrespondence.
*That's right kids, the "original text" message is in fashion---The POSTCARD is back!
What sorts of messages go on POSTCARDS? Think of it as a TEXT, only better because it will not be ignored or deleted. Research shows a typed note, card, or letter NEVER gets thrown out.
People LOVE to receive typewritten messages FROM A TYPEWRITER. It's a fact. Ask anyone.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sondra Holtzman has been a professional artist for the past 30 years, working in oil, pastel, watercolor, and mixed media. Together with her business partner and friend, Katie Wendel, Sondra leads wine and watercolor trips all over the world and teaches workshops in the Pacific Northwest and Fiji.
REGARDING HER LOVE OF TYPEWRITERS:
"I consider my collection of typewriters to be my *analog tribe*. Each typewriter is different, and each contributes to my artwork in some way. I think of them as time machines, transporting me back to a slower, sweeter time; I love the sound of the bell and the clack of the keys. I frequently will take one of my typewriters out into the forest or onto a beach and channel my thoughts surrounded and inspired by nature.
ABOUT THIS PIECE:
"To me, a typewriter is in itself a work of art. To that end, I have tried to create my connection to the machine and the magic of what they can produce through the creation of this piece."
TYPE: Mixed Media = Vintage papers, typewriter, watercolor, pen and ink, graphite.
TITLE: Corona #3
ETC... HOW TO LOAD & TYPE A POSTCARD WITH A VINTAGE TYPEWRITER:
1. Feed the postcard in corner first, and adjust.
2. For the Message: Set your line spacing to 2 or 3 for a brief message or single spacing if you have a lot to say.
3. For the Address: Set your line spacing to 2 or 3 for best visibility, and type your recipient's name and address in ALL CAPS so the postal service can easily route it.
4. Don't forget the stamp*!
*Postcards are cheaper to send than letters - print your own or order from the post office, it's easy!
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE ARTIST, PLEASE VISIT
If you need a typewriter to go with your postcards... please visit TEIPIADUR to see current listings of working manual typewriters for sale.
Thanks for your patronage and stay safe out there!
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Here is the 411 on ribbon:
A new NYLON ribbon will last for @ 350 pages of type; a new COTTON ribbon is good for @ 700 pages, and a premium SILK ribbon is good for up to 1500 pages.
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Apr 19, 2022
I think the rise of digital communication has severely impacted sending physical letters and postcards. As folks re-discover writing with typewriters I hope this changes. I think folks love to get personal letters in the mail. To me it means the sender thought enough about me to do more than a few thumb clicks and hit send. The Typewriter Postcards by artist Sondra Holtzman are a collage of items and drawings that are more than photo postcards. The card is heavy paper and the artwork not only says typewriter but has much to reflect on. Postcards are meant to send a brief note that someone wanted to send. I hope physical writing and sending becomes something more folks do.
Feb 6, 2021
The artwork on these postcards is frameable. What a joy to have such a beautiful image to mail out and share with loved ones! The packaging was pristine and clearly cared for, as it always is from this shop. And speedy delivery! Thank you again Teipiadur.