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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stacks

Stacks of papers for mail art making.

OK, so this morning I was reading a few of my favorite blogs
when I came across this
Stack Attack
A call for entries (of sorts) for photos of the stacks in our art studios.
Well, I DO have stacks.

The Altered Page
is a really interesting blog -- I just signed up! (Hello Seth)

Stack of my handmade envelopes all ready to fill up and mail.

Stack of (only a very few) of my journals. Top one has French muslin (used)
tea bags attached.
I have kind an an indoor/outdoor studio space.
After a chilly, foggy cold SF summer, we are having a lovely heatwave.
(80" in SF is considered a heat wave and the locals are swooning).

Stack of Chinese Boxes in my studio.

Stack of out-going mail.

Stack of incoming mail (collected over the years).

Stack of vintage books on studio work table.

Stack of vintage language flash cards. I love these things. I keep thinking if I sleep with the cards under my pillow I might absorb the languages. It hasn't worked yet.

Stack of inspiration books.

Check out my pal Corrine's blog for some cool stacks
dosfishes
I was reading dosfishes this morning with my coffee and found out about the Stacks!

More stacks on here
I am Rushmore

So, thanks to Seth and The Altered Page for thinking this fun project up.
Now that I see all the stacks I have sitting around I wonder if I should have gone to the Library Big Book Sale yesterday to get more?

Next post will be outgoing mail, results of the Big Book Sale, a score in Chinatown and some shots of the Correspondence Co-Op meeting happening here in San Francisco tonight.

Keep sending mail, people.

39 comments:

  1. Stupendous stacks. What a great grouping you have shown here. Love all the mail related posts and those Chinese boxes are amazing. Wonderful collection.

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  2. You had me at the hand made envelopes but then I saw those Chinese boxes. Wow Pamela, kudos. xox Corrine

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    1. Corrine -- you like what I like! The handmade envelopes are easier to come by than the Chinese boxes are these days...

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  3. So many wonderful stacks. I love the flashcards. I have some on my bookshelf, and I always expect that they will work by osmosis too. Any day, I'm sure.

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    1. Are you speaking French or Russian yet????? haha

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  4. Love the themes in your stacks, especially the Chinese boxes!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, carolyn....I like to be surrounded by the things I love..

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  5. You live in the perfect place to find wonderful
    Chinese boxes...they are soooo cool! I have added your blog to my blog roll, I want to see more.

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    1. Thanks Dandelion and Daisy! I've been blogging away so i hope you like what you've been seeing..

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  6. Thanks for the comments, everyone! Those Chinese boxes seem to be popular. I have loved them for years. I haunt the markets in Chinatown and on Clement Street here in San Francisco and look for cool boxes. Many of them had tea in them and are made from cardboard.. I have a collection on tin boxes as well and the best time to find them is around the Moon Festival, which was last week.

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  7. wonderful interesting stacks! what a collection, thanks for sharing~

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  8. Wow. Have you studied all those languages? Amazing.

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    1. Hahaha....I have not studied all those languages but i WISH I knew them all....I have studied French and Italian and I am rather painful with both...

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  9. What beautiful stacks! That's neat how you used a cookbook page for one of the envelopes!

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    1. Marian -- I'll use just about anything to make an envelope...thanks for commenting.

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  10. Yes you should go to the library...if it's not too late!!! Keep stacking because yours are some of the most interesting I've seen. I especially love your envelopes and Chinese boxes!

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  11. FANTASTIC!!
    Love your "stacks"... wow!! :]
    Thumbs up to "mail art".

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    1. Thanks, April! Appreciate the comment. What are you up to?

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  12. Nice - would it have counted if I had posted stacks of ugly stuff? Like the stack of junk mail I haven't gone through lately...I would've put a pretty stack of journals or mail art in there too...

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  13. fantastic stacks! all those envelopes waiting to be filled...
    and the flashcards look so cool - I want to see what they look like! thanks for the link - you're the best!

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  14. fantastic stacks! I adore those Chinese boxes, and love the stacks of mail art envelopes too. I love getting mail art! so glad you joined in the 'stack attack.'

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    1. Thanks, Dianne -- the stacks are even taller now....

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  15. @Thanks, everyone.
    @Stephrudolph--don't forget, you can repurpose junk mail for mail art and those designs inside security envelopes are especially fun.
    @iamrushmore--maybe I will send you some of the language flash cards, in the mail of course.

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    1. Well, thanks Miles. I am still stacking away...maybe time for a new post..

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  17. You certainly DO have some amazing and wonderful stacks there! All those lucky people receiving your artistic mail art!

    Stack On
    oxo

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    1. Thanks Patty S -- still stacking and still sending out lots of mail art. Love the whole process.

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  18. you take the stacks to the max!!!
    Wonderful collection, keep smiling and creating

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  19. Wonderful stacks! Very nice, indeed!!

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  20. I fell head over heels in love with your Chinese boxes. I also liked how you showed stacks of mail art in various stages of completion. Lovely to see. Sorry I'm late arriving, but I've been taking a long look at all the stacks.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment -- happy to hear you enjoyed seeing the Chinese boxes and the mail art.

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  21. still working my way through seth's list. great stacks! never heard of mail art. i'll have to look it up.

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    1. jaeartworks -- did you see all the mail art blogs that are out there? There is quite a big network of mail artists having fun in the mail.
      Thanks for commenting.

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