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E52: Postcard Perspectives with Pop Surrealist Camilla d’Errico

Camilla d’Errico joins me this week on Episode 52 ( a year’s worth of shows!) to talk about her pop surrealist art, her love of postcards, and her creative life.

I became fascinated with Camilla’s art a couple years ago when I got a pack of postcards that featured her very compelling manga-style art. And that morphed into more and more fascination with her art and her energy.

I’m always dazzled to talk to people who are at the top of their field. To hear their origin story…and their drive to continue to deliver on their artistic gift. And when they’re as kind and generous as Camilla is…that’s a good day. 

I think you’ll really enjoy the show. A special hello to the legions of Camilla’s dedicated fans who I know will listen to this show. Thanks very much for listening. And don’t forget to send Camilla postcards. She likes those in her mailbox.

Drawlloween Postcard Set

Here are some links and resources we discussed on the show:

Camilla’s website

Camilla’s Patreon page (I’m in her Postcard Club)

Camilla’s Etsy store

As a little bonus for reading down this far, rate the podcast and leave me a comment saying you did. And I’ll throw your name in a hat to win Camilla’s book Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon.

SunKisses

 

Postcard set that started it for me.

 

Camilla d’Errico

Note: All images in this post are copyright Camilla d’Errico and are placed in this post for editorial purposes only.

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E51: Jess Does DIY…and Postcards

I called the future. And from what Jessica Davis (@JessDoesDIY) tells me, the future is bright. At least how it is 18 hours in the future. You see, I called Jessica in New Zealand from my house in the northeast U.S. We talked about how she got involved in postcards and letter writing early (peep that picture below of young Jess); her involvement in Postcards from the Edge; and The Snail’s Mail, the new postcard store she created. And we talked about the future.

Postcards connect people. And they connected me to Jess halfway across the world. How far away is your farthest penpal? And how close is the closest?

The postcard from the campground

 

The mountain where Jess’s husband walks the dog each night.

 

Jess Does DIY…and that includes with curlers when she was a little girl.

 

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E50: Halfway There

We’re at Episode 50. Oh, oh, we’re halfway there…oh, oh, livin’ on a prayer. Or at least a postcard. In this episode, I talk about a postcard auction I’m watching; talk some more about penpals and joy; and then talk about ideas. Yep, I’m asking you for ideas. Who should be on the show? What do you want to hear? I’m crowdsourcing ideas. And you can write me on postcardist@gmail.com.

Fifty down. And fifty more to go until we’re at a century. So far, so good.

Mentions:

Tom Hanks

Sara McNally, the Snail Mail Superstar

Mark Routh of Mark’s Postcard Chat

Shannon McCormick of Take a Hike Podcast

Magda Wojcicka of Stamp and Away

Gitti of Gitti’s Collection

E49: Shannon McCormick of Take a Hike Podcast

Fire walk with me. No, wait, that’s something different. How about take a hike with me and Shannon McCormick, the creator and host of the highly acclaimed Take a Hike Podcast. But we didn’t talk about hiking. We talked about odd and provocative postcards, the Postcardist Short Story Experiment, and creating connections with postcards.

You can find Shannon here:

Take a Hike on Apple Podcasts

Take a Hike on Instagram

Take a Hike on Facebook

 

 

 

E48: A Year in Review with Matthew Roche

This show features a discussion with Matt Roche about the 2018 season of The Postcardist Podcast. We talk about the 1967 Postcard Short Story Experiment and then talk over the 47 shows of 2018 and what’s coming up in 2019.

It’s been a terrific year at The Postcardist Podcast. Thank you to my many guests and to the cadre of dedicated listeners. You’re the best.

E47: The Youngest Postcardists Wish You a Merry Christmas

My postcard story starts with writing to my grandmother when I was young. Now I’m introducing postcarding to my grandsons. On this special Christmas show, I interview Jackson and Jameson about postcards. And they make me smile. Merry Christmas.

Jax at the mic

 

Jax does the mic test with ABC 123

 

Jamo with his Grinch sweater

 

Jamo writing a postcard

 

E46: Mailbox Memories with Ashli Ahrens

Ashli Ahrens creates connections with postcards, both as a postcard dealer and as a collector. And host Frank Roche was fortunate to talk to Ashli about how she started collecting postcards; her transition into being a postcard dealer; and how she creates positive ripples in the postcard world.

You can find Ashli on Instagram as @mailboxmemories

Her physical shop can be found in Little Rock, Arkansas, at South Main Creative.

And on her personal Instagram site as @ashcanandwill.

And you can check out The Postcardist Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And at ThePostcardist.com

Ashli talks about her family’s holiday tradition of using vintage postcards as displays

E45: The Postcardist in Stereo

Host Frank Roche is back…and with a bit of binaural recording. This is a show that covers cancellations at Recluse, Wyoming and North Pole, Alaska; and talks about the crazy coincidence of the John Lennon first day of issue delivery.

Plus, Frank talks about postcard short stories. And asks for a lot of audience feedback. Email is postcardist@gmail.com.

E44: Son of a Son of a Postcardist

When the Son of a Son of a Postcardist steps in, it’s the Postcardist’s turn in the interview chair. In this episode Stephen Roche (actually the Son of Postcardist, but we were going with the Jimmy Buffet reference) interviews host Frank Roche about these topics:

  • York Postcard Expo
  • Pinup postcards
  • Cataloging postcard collections
  • Beginner postcard collecting
  • Postcardist vintage
  • Collecting Pokemon cards
  • The value of a collection over time
  • Lenticular postcards
  • Writing a short story on postcards

 

E43: Evan Kalish of Postlandia Visited 9,200 Post Offices

This week, host Frank Roche interviews Evan Kalish of Postlandia. Evan has visited and photographed more than 9,200 United States post offices in all 50 states. Frank and Evan talk about the origin of the project, collecting postmarks, and how to get postcards through the mail system in the best condition possible.

Topics discussed:

Postlandia

Post Mark Collectors Club

Where to get Evan’s post office calendar

Lee Friedlander

Crazy Horse Memorial

Recluse, Wyoming

York International Postcard Expo

Art on a Postcard

How to win a chance to get the prize of Evan’s 2019 post office calendar. One, like my Instagram post from November 12, 2018 featuring a post office Evan sent me. leave a comment tagging one other person you think might like the show. Then, on Wednesday I’ll take all the names that are in the comments, mix them up in a hat, and draw the winner….I’l show that in an Instagram story.