• 26 June 2012
My love affair with beautiful postal stamps began when the Georgia O'Keefe "Poppies" stamp was issued shortly after I purchased some "Poppies" greeting cards from a museum gift shop. I remember my 20-year-old self wondering if anyone would notice that the stamp matched the card :)
Since it's always a nice touch to adorn a handwritten note with a lovely stamp, I was thrilled to spot these gorgeous, modern, abstract flower stamps the other day at the PO. I inquired about them immediately and before I knew it, there lay a sheet on the counter. They are the most colorful, cheerful and whimsical stamps I've seen in some time. I love the bold red trim on the imperfect stool and the tiny pops of color in that folksy bouquet. I cannot wait to pick up some more and then hoard them for a few years (they are forever stamps so I can totally do that!).
If your local PO is sold out of them for some reason, then feel free to order them online. It's super easy and costs $1. I've used the service before and loved it. Also, if you want to read up on the artist, William H. Johnson, peruse this entry briefly. Such an interesting life he led...and a big sad too (like all famous artists it seems).
Now off you go to write an old-fashioned, handwritten letter, okay? Give one of your friends or family members something other than a hum-drum bill in their mailbox!
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