sample of older postcards
I began painting postcards in 2005 to make extra money while working at a movie mega-plex and attending MCA. Initially I sold them for a dollar a piece. My dog and I would wonder around the Memphis trolley art tour trying to peddle them to drunk socialites. A good night would bring $60. When I moved to Charlotte, NC I continued making the cards, only no one at the NODA gallery crawl would buy them??? I have had some success selling them online @ www.psdrum.etsy.com and at the ALL ARTS MARKET. But mostly I make them because they come so easily and quickly. They are in a sense painting sketches. I paint several at a time, usually on cardstock or old photos I find in the garbage (some are donated by friends). They have become a motors operandi for me, defining a majority of my work. I like to show them in large groups. I often send them to friends or give them as gifts. Postcards are a dying thing (the USPS is a dying thing). Please keep the practice of creating, writing and sending postcards alive. I urge you to try some of your own.