Red Handed Gallery: Cheryl L. in NY…

incoming postcard from Cheryl L.

incoming postcard from Cheryl L.

Here at Red Handed Rubber, we are big fans of all things postal (especially postage stamps you can lick — yeah, we’re funny that way…) But one of the things we really really love is receiving incredible artwork in the mail – especially if it incorporates Red Handed stamps!

reverse side, incoming postcard by Cheryl L.

reverse side, incoming postcard by Cheryl L.

It’s been my pleasure to meet Cheryl on various trips to NYC; we’ve been corresponding for a year or two via the mail. When we met for the first time, I knew she was my kind of stamper; when asked about the “cute” versus “weird” rubber stamp debate, she replied, “All weird, all the time; there’s no looking back.”

Thanks to Cheryl for sending this wonderful postcard to the RH HQ! I’ll be posting more photos of incoming mail/artwork which incorporates Red Handed stamps in the future — keep an eye out…

Hope your week’s been stamp-tastic!

–JH

in the store: The Ink Pad NYC

photo by Michael Trent via The Ink Pad's FB page

photo by Michael Trent via The Ink Pad’s FB page

Last month, Red Handed Rubber made a trip from west coast to “the east” (a.ka. New York City), which was exciting enough in and of itself. It’s an incredible city to visit and this time around was no exception. One of the highlights of the trip was stopping by rubber stamp wonderland The Ink Pad NYC to see Red Handed Rubber on the shelves!

photo via Time Out NYC

photo via Time Out NYC

TIP is at the center of NYC’s rubber stamp community; The New York Times has written about them and it is one of the only rubber stamp outposts in Manhattan. Their selection is beyond compare and the staff is always wonderfully friendly. TIP also has the honor of being our first wholesale client, so they hold a special place in our Red Handed heart.

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Catching a glimpse of Red Handed Rubber stamps on their shelves was indescribable — sort of like Fourth of July and Christmas all wrapped up together…

fragile!

fragile!

little arrows hold their own!

little arrows hold their own!

…and looking closer, I realized that store staffers had set up a special section for Red Handed Rubber! Surrounded by beautiful vintage paper packs, airmail envelopes from Japan, and an assortment of postal seals/stickers, Red Handed Rubber looked right at home. What a treat!

wowee!

wowee!

After a bit of socializing and stamping (sounds like heaven, yes?) I took my leave, in order to explore the great big wide expanse known as NYC. If you find yourself at the right place at the right time (New York City, the corner of 7th Avenue and 13th Street, during business hours) why hesitate? Stop by, say hello, and get caught Red Handed!

–JH

note: if you are interested in seeing Red Handed Rubber at your favorite local stamping store, feel free to encourage them to get in touch! Jennie of Red Handed Rubber can be reached at: redhandedrubber@gmail.com.