2016 - My Eleventh Full Year of Cachetmaking...


Hand drawn - Colored with Artist Grade Colored Pencils

Shirley Temple

Richard Allen

Winner of the First ICCA Cachet Contest

The newly formed International Cover Collectors Association - ICCA held a first ever "On-Line" Cachet Contest this past month.  The cachets were to be made for the 2016 Lunar Year of the "Fire" Monkey

My entry was voted to a tie with another very fine cachet design entry...

... and won FIRST PLACE in the "run-off" voting!

Wanting a "Fun" design I of course thought of the "Evil Monkey" theme... with a twist! 

These guys did such a poor job at NOT seeing, hearing, and speaking that they were "FIRED"!
A quick cartoon sketch using colored pencil to give it life!

I decided to celebrate by printing EmPrint versions of this design for the current members of the ICCA... and nine extras for the next 9 to join.

Go to the EmPrint Page to see the printed version...


... Below is #1 of 4 that will be hand painted.  It is basically done with colored pencil...

In addition to the EmPrint covers I also had four (4) canceled with the Dora Missouri Cancel that the EmPrint covers bear... These four will be hand painted and offered for sale - first come first served. 

1 of 4 (seen above) is already gone.

Number 2 of 4 - Painted with Water-Based Oils

Only two more availabel.