Having a "Ball of Stahl"
Nancy Stahl’s US stamp design is an inspiration as I prepare for my first international trade show in California.
This week I sent out a mailing of 700 postcards to announce my first international trade show exhibition in the License & Design section of the Craft & Hobby Association’s Winter 2008 trade show. It would have been a little easier, but the post office mailed me 700 GUM backed stamps instead of sticker backed stamps! I didn’t even know that they still made this old fashioned format, but it made for a pretty exhibit to see that many stamps in a Ball jar since I didn’t have time to wait for them to mail me corrected pieces. Nancy Stahl’s painterly Florida Panther,created for the United States Postal service, made for a “Ball of Stahl.” I especially love the contrast to my own feline friend “Lady Gwuinivere” AKA “Guinny” and not a very productive studio mate, but a load of entertainment. Needless to say they mailing still got out on time with a little help from a giant sponge!