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National Post Card Week 2013 “City of Orlando”

National Post Card Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of  May.  Since 1991, I have been a participant, sending out a post card usually based on one of my manhole cover  relief works. See my collection:  Bobbi Mastrangelo- Postcards -“The Grate Works” -transforms manhole covers, sewers and grates into artistic streetscapes.I exchange post cards with over 130 post card pen pals and save their creations in binder notebooks. Demaris Swint has posted the 2013 NPCW cards:

Many fascinating themes can be viewed on this website: National Postcard Week 2013 – Postcard Swap (Exchange) – ButterflyInTheAttic

About “City of Orlando”  Even before I became a full time resident of Florida, The Orlando Museum of Art, was a favorite “tourist site” with its fascinating art collections. Loch Haven Park’s adjacent antique brick roadway was artful as well.

“City of Orlando” was exhibited in their competition: “Sculpture, the Ultimate Process.”  on January 5, 2012 along with “Buckeye Water Meter Pit Cover” and “Reuse.” Bobbi Mastrangelo-Gallery-Sculpture Relief Small.

How did I create the sculpture relief: “City of Orlando?”  Why did Susan Raff become my “Grate Works” apprentice?  Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » The Creation of “City of Orlando,” Mastrangelo’s Sculpture Relief

P.S.  Your comments on my blog are very welcome or send me a post card.

27 replies on “National Post Card Week 2013 “City of Orlando””

Thanks for the postcards, Bobbi, and thanks as always for promoting my book “Manhole Covers.” I will send your extra postcard to my brother in Paris. Hope all is well with you and that your art work is on display.

Take care.
author of Manhole Covers

I just received your NPCW card today. It is great (or’grate’). I really enjoyed looking at your work. Great (note, grate) ideas!
I am an artist (retired from other stuff) and mostly draw. But I love sculptural ideas and yours are really interesting. They give me things to think about, which I love.
Thanks and congratulations for your success!

I am still getting my NPCW card together…Should be out to you during 2013 NPCW 5//5-5/11.
Joy Martin
NPCW Pen Pal

Hi Bobbi,
Thanks for your very nice Grate Works NPCW cards. I always enjoy adding them to my collection.
I have all of your cards in my collection. When I retired from the Port Jefferson Free Library I knew that all the vertical files were going to be disposed. We housed your cards in those vertical files, so I rescued them. They are safe and sound and I am happy to have them.
I hope you are well.
Best Regards,
Barbara Sussman
NPCW Pen Pal
Coram NY

I love your art work. It would make a great quilt design too.
My favorite art is rubber stamping.
I look forward to seeing more of your work through the years.
Betsy Manning
NPCW Pen Pal from
Wilmington NC

Hello Bobbi,
Thanks for the 2013 NPCW post card. It is such an artistic endeavor. Where do you find your patience and time?
Do have yourself a cool summer.
Jean Lewis
NPCW Pen Pal
Phoenix AZ

David and I enjoy our postcards very much. I have not seen ‘City of Orlando” so you must have done it there in Poinciana. I like it! Thank you for thinking of us!
Marilyn and Dave Abt
Port Jefferson NY

Dear Bobbi,
I love your new “City of Orlando” grate postcard;
Would you be so kind as to tell me how
I may purchase several copies of it?
Please advise.

As usual, you have another great grate postcard. Don’t know how you can come up with such wonderful ideas and projects time after time.
Love you!
Your Cousins,
Clif & Shirl

Happy NPCW.
Hope you enjoy my NPCW 2013 post cards.
As always I love your grate cards.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us!
~janie NPCW Pen Pal
New Cumberland PA
Sponsor the Troops

Bobbi . Always look forward to getting your card. You did it again.
Another great 2013 NPCW Card !!! Your friend,
Marjorie Lamprecht

Deltiologist Don Brown,
Your “Grate Works” Post Cards through the years have accumulated here and eventually they will go to University of Maryland’s National Trust Library.
Donald Brown
The Institute of American Deltiology
Myerstown PA

Hi Bobbi,
Your stuff is awesome on internet as well as your post cards.
My husband and sons have a hobby somewhat allied with yours. They search for geodetic survey marks. We look for them when we travel and get good exercise.
Post Card Pen Pal from San Diego CA

Hi Bobbi-
Enjoyed your “City of Orlando” post card very much.
I lived in Orlando during the early 90’s when hubby
was in the Navy there.
My “Tea Cup Fisherman” Post Card is designed with rubber stamps: 100 Proof Press (children) CMR (digital NPCW Cancellation Mark and Sumac Designs.
Happy National Post Card Week
Celine Ryan “Sleen”
NPCW Pen Pal
Rochester Hills MI

Dear Bobbi,

I love your “City of Orlando” postcard. You continue to create great gratework. You are such a creative artist. Thanks for continuing to share your latest creations.

Your Brother

Hi Bobbi-

I always enjoy seeing your annual postcard and reading your blog posts.

I recently started a blog. The first “seeds” for the writing life were planted by you! I am always grateful for your influence.

I am including my blog address below.

Mary Ann Richiuso Turner
Your third-fourth grade student long ago.

How’s this one? ( a j-peg of A Santa Fe Sewer Cover)?
Thanks for the “City of Orlando” postcard.
Mike Aronstein
NPCW Pen Pal and Deltiologist
Yorktown Heights, NY

Hi Bobbi,
Thanks for your latest post card. Love it that you see art in unusual places.
My “baby” name was Bobbie. Now only my son-in-law calls me that.
I mailed you one of my recent collages. Isn’t art wonderful fun!
Best regards,
Barbara Andrews
Post Card Pen Pal
Kearney NE

Love your NPCW Grates.
Great Grates!
They are very interesting.
Have a Blessed Day!
Lorene Swank
NPCW Pen Pal from Indiana

National Post Card Week is such a hoot because of efforts put forth by folks like you. I’ll try to keep my eyes to the ground more often and see the beauty of manhole covers.
Living the postcard life,

The cards you did this year are my absolute favorite.
Love the colors of the bricks and sewer cover.
They’re beautiful.

Kind regards,

Your NPCW Pen Pal
Karin Gilbert
Payson AZ

Here’s to another grate year with post cards!
Lew & Janet Baer
NPCW 2013 (Goat Theme)
Penngrove CA

Love seeing your “Grate Work!”
Happy National Post Card Week every week.
Your Friends at TPC
Taconic Post Card Club

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