apple mail

As you may have noticed, I have not been keeping up on my posts! It has been a busy fall season at VSM headquarters. But this week I am back on track, with an apple print postcard project to share.

Wondering what to do with all those apples you picked at some glorious autumn location?


Make apple print postcards with apple postage stamps– its fun for kids and adults alike! Cut an apple in half, lay face down on paper towels to absorb moisture (aka apple juice, yum). Apply tempera paint to apple surface or use rubber stamp ink pads and press apple to postcards made from cereal boxes. Let dry and then add stems and leaves with colored pencils or markers.


Apply these beautiful apple postage stamps and send out some autumn love!


jail mail

Herman Wallace spent 41 years in solitary confinement, in a 6′ x 9′ cell at Angola Prison in Louisiana. In 2001 artist Jackie Sumell wrote him a letter and asked him to imagine his dream house. A correspondence started, which developed in to a creative collaboration. The documentary film “Herman’s House” chronicles their story.

Herman Wallace died on Friday.