Starmail | Rubber-Stamp Mail Art by Bettina Forget

starmail :: mail art by bettina forget

I went to the vernissage of Starmail, the latest exhibit by Bettina Forget, a Montreal painter who specializes in astronomical themes.

My friend Bettina, photographed here, is also an avid hobby astronomer. She is always stylish.

The Art Concept

Bettina converts her own Amelia Earhart’s drawings in rubber stamps with the production help of Central Stamp and Seal store on avenue Du Parc, here in Montreal.

Mail Art is born out of a famous woman aviator theme with some envelopes, rubber stamps and the airmail concept. I bought two envelopes, similar to those.

Serving Tips

Being a tasteful artist, Bettina always finds simple and inexpensive ways to serve food and drinks. Here, she cut the brown paper bags to serve nuts and chips. It was so appropriate with her theme and so cute. Remember it for your next movie night.

Mail Art Goodies

Each piece of mail art is sold at the symbolic price of $19.37. Earhart disappeared in 1937 on her tour around the world. Each envelope is different and contains a small work of art on paper as goodies inside.

Varying the goodies is a cool idea to recycle when you are entertaining. The mail art content is related to the specific mail art theme. Therefore, a mail art with maps outside will probably get maps as goodies. It adds to the fun that the content is a surprise.

The exhibit runs until September 4, 2008. I encourage you to have a visit if you are in Montreal.

  • Central Stamp & Seal
    3418A Avenue Du Parc
    Montreal, QC H2X 2H5
    p 514.861.7731
    Store hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

+ Inside the Artist’s Studio – the blog of Bettina Forget