Post Card Pen Pals Add to the Fun

This cartoon created by Renee E. Johnson of Minneapolis Minnesota arrived with her interactive post card for National Post Card Week.  The smiling cartoon gal is holding a water valve cover celebrating NPCW which is the first full week in May. Since 1991, I have participated in NPCW.  The post cards are from all over Read More …

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “American Pride” for National Post Card Week 2009

Each year Bobbi Mastrangelo selects one of her art images for National Post Card Week which is celebrated annually during the first full week in May. Over one hundred fifty persons trade cards during the spring and summer season. Post Card Collectors, also called Deltiologists, have participated in the NPCW Exchange for twenty six years. Read More …

American Pride Sculpture

The patriotic theme for National Post Card Week 2009  would be based on a new sculpture relief. After many sketches, I arrived at a satisfactory design of a patriotic manhole cover for a sidewalk scene.         Believe it or not, finishing the relief edge was very time consuming.  The top layer was of Read More …

National Post Card Week 2008 Dedication

  “Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism” Bobbi Mastrangelo’s 2008 PC for NPCW is dedicated to  those who lost their lives due to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack   and to all the World Citizens fighting for freedom &  justice.     Read the story behind the creation of the sculpture-collage.      Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » “Don’t Go Soft Read More …

“Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism”

(The Inside Story) “Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism” Story by the Artist Download/Print PDF “Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism!” was actually created using thick pillow foam. Cutting the pillow foam was easy. But covering the soft foam grate and its support rim was a challenge. It was tricky and sticky. Fitting the material over curved Read More …

2007 Postcard Dedication

24TH Annual Post Card Week May 6 – 12, 2007 “FREEDOM” This year’s PC theme is dedicated to our soldiers and citizens who fight for freedom and work together for global peace. Here is the story about setting the scene for “Freedom.” Setting the Scene:http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/? All the steps of creation: p=25http://bobbimastrangelo.com/pdf/2007GrateArtHappening.pdf   “WHO WILL STAND Read More …

Grate Art Happening

April 2007 Grate Art Happening Bobbi Mastrangelo invited Jacquie Brunner and Glenda Stearns to participate in the project of setting the scene for this year’s post card theme. Each year Bobbi photographs one of her manhole cover sculptures complete with its background to be reproduced for National Post Card Week. This year’s theme was more Read More …

2005 Bobbi Mastrangelo’s NPCW Postcard Dedication: Atlanta Engineer’s Sewer

“Atlanta Engineer’s Sewer,” my 2005 issue for National Post Card Week, is dedicated to my Russian Friends: Alexander Kholopov and Natalie Lamanova who founded the fascinating website in Moscow entitled “Sewers of the World, Unite!” Atlanta Engineer’s Sewer – 1984 Sculpture Relief 36″ x 48 ” x 3″