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Sunday, August 12, 2012

And They Said It Couldn't Be Done

Recently some folks visiting SF met-up with me at my studio. Never having met them before
I decided I better do a little picking up....so as to not scare them away...
(some of you have seen how messy I can get).

It is really nice to be able to see the wood of my desk and not have it it all
covered in paper ephemera...
I am so pleased I decided to take a couple of photos to remind how nice it is to be
(somewhat) neat....

While I waited for the visit I typed a letter to KSP...

I unloaded the chair so you can have a seat and stay a while.....

INCOMING
Some great mail this week -- some artistamps I have really been coveting
made by Sally W. arrived in a super cool big black envelope and silver
stenciling...


These beauties are getting framed and going up on my studio wall.
Thanks Sally!
INCOMING
Another amazing incoming from Susannia of the Planet Susannia blog.
Handmade envelope packed with postal goodies from Germany
and best of all........

.....this absolutely wonderful handmade booklet of her own collage work -- made
just for me.
The pages are all so wonderful I am going to post them in a
photo album on the
Cappuccino And Art Journal Facebook page -- so be sure to check them out.

INCOMING
From Mike Dickau (IUOMA) a wonderful mail artist and prolific artistamp maker
this great little story about his dad's typewriter
which recently came to him...

INCOMING
From James Cline, Burning Man Postmaster and mail artist, an edition of artistamps
he created to protest the closing of the Berkeley CA historic
post office.

INCOMING
From my pal Kelly P--a very fun envelope of all kinds of post boxes made from a
page of a discarded children's book from the library.
And where did she get that stamp?

OUTGOING
Turn-around is fair play -- origami letter booklet going out to Kelly P.
I will post the inside pages of this one in another album on the blog's FaceBook
page.
See what you're missing if you don't "like" CappuccinoAndArt on FB?
It is just easier for me to update things and paste albums and links on there.

OUTGOING
A bit more outgoing. There is a whole pile here I have yet to photograph....
a watermelon envelope to cool a pal in NYC, Alice in Wonderland for Alice,
postcards, lots lots more...
Correspondence Co-Op Mail Art meeting coming up on next Sunday.
Went to a fabulous zine-making workshop on Thursday night (more about that coming up soon).
Now I need to think up a mail-art zine...
any ideas?

Send Good mail -- Get Good Mail
                                                                               

22 comments:

  1. You're inspiring me to get cracking on my studio area! I just bought a huge old postal sorting desk with all the cubbies, so I need to finish cleaning the decades of accumulated dust off its shelves and rearrange to fit it in the room. :)

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    1. Melissa--happy to help! And a postal sorting desk with cubbies? You are killing me....

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  2. Awesome, I hope you had fun with your visitors :)

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  3. Nice neat desk, love your vintage furnishings...and the typewriter of course. Wonderful stamps, I can see why you are framing them and your collage book from friend Susuannia, wow love it. Great outgoing as always. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine....it is starting to get messy again but it was fun while it lasted..

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  4. Beautiful Pamela! Time to do it over here again! :D Thanks for one more excellent reminder ... See you soon!

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    1. Ginavisione-- you've got to come by and see the studio for yourself one of these days...

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  5. Hola GinaVisione -- yeah--see you very soon!

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  6. I love seeing your workspace...where all the magic happens! And how fun to see all these beautiful artistamps you are receiving! They certainly are works of art in and of themselves. Lots of yummy mail going out and coming in...I believe I need to get something off to you soon! :-)

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  7. A transformation! But your studio looks great whether it's tidy or.....not. :) It's always 100% inspiring!

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    1. aw...sallyw....you are very sweet to say so...

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  8. Very inspiring and creative workspace. I could totally work there!

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    1. Seth - come on over and hang out next time you are in SF.

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  9. I'm always amazed at how organized you are. If I sent and received as much mail as you do I would be buried.

    I love what you got from Planet Susania. She creates some pretty magical stuff.

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    1. Christine H -- I agree Planet Susannia is pretty wonderful. You're no mail art slouch yourself. Loved the UK mailings. (Still wish I got that one that never made it to SF)

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  10. OK...I see I need to clean up my space! An inspirational posting here!

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    1. Laura...things have started getting messy here again....

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  11. I love your blog...I just forget to write little comments...they are all so wonderful and inspiring and ever so much fun to read. Thank you for sharing it all with others...ju

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    1. ju -- oh -- big thank you. Comments keep me going.....

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  12. I love the San Francisco bag :) And I'm happy that I found this blog!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! That isn't actually a San Francisco bag -- it is a vintage pillow sitting on that chair.

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