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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Random (and hopefully) Interesting Things

ZINE FEST

How can it already be September? Time is flying by. So many art projects
and (it seems) so little time.
The annual SF Zine Fest was this last weekend here in San Francisco and
it was a whole lot of fun.



Miss RED LETTER DAY
Jennie Hinchcliff setting up our SF Correspondence Co-Op table at the
zine fest. We had artistamps and zines and lots of people looking (and buying) and
lots of fun.

OUR TABLE AT THE ZINE FEST

Look at all that postally related and mail art stuff! We took turns at the table and at the
giant collage station....

CHICKEN PURSE

Maybe not mail art but I couldn't resist taking a shot of this chicken purse.
How fun is that?

Zine Workshop

Before the zine fest, Jennie hosted a workshop on making several different kinds
of zines/origami booklets/sewn books....

Lots of inspiration -- and I definitely got inspired!

Folding books, accordion books, sewn books....

Loved these book presses in teal and red at the
SF Center for Book

SF Center for the Book

.......and then there is the book tape....rolls and rolls of it...

Correspondence Co-Op Meeting

Our last Co-Op meeting was really fun too. Alyson Kuhn of
Felt & Wire
was there and she wrote about our wonderful mail art group. And, I took some of the
photos so check out the link.
I think you'll like it.

Co-Op Meeting

Another meeting - back in our old space. These mail art meetings are so much
fun. Hope this encourages others to start up a group.
We share techniques, make zines and artistamps, have a swap table, do show and tell...
Rumor has it our next meeting we will have a stamp carving tutorial...
and of course there is food.....
OUTGOING
I have been busy...handmade "Underwear Envelope" went out this afternoon...

OUTGOING

.....and all these collaged postcards.....

OUTGOING

And some lucky person is going to get this very large origami booklet filled
with things I picked up at the zine fest....

Yesterday I did not get any mail at all. Now how wrong is that?
I am still waiting to see what happens today.

I'm working on making a giant NYC origami booklet with lots of pages made
from menus and maps...
and making a couple of travel albums to take on my upcoming trip..

Now, what are all of you working on?


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21 comments:

  1. Those book presses are lovely and now I want a chicken purse.

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  2. The Zine Fest looks like so much fun, Pamela...how great to learn all those different styles of books and booklets at Jennie's workshop. And I agree with you and Mary that those presses look amazing.

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  3. Looks so cool, one of these days I will attend a zine fest somewhere. I love your origami booklets, and your underwear post....xox

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    1. Corrine--do they have a Boston zine fest?

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  4. This and a number of other things (the missing bowl of Ramen) make me want to live in San Francisco again. This looks like an incredible amount of fun.

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    1. It was! But at least you can come and visit...and eat ramen....

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  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun!!! Love your origami booklet and the pic of the chicken purse? How cool is that! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Karenann -- for you -- and the others who like the chicken purse -- the crazy thing is available on Amazon!

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    2. Karenann -- now you know who got that big origami booklet!

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  6. Oh what fun you must have had at the Zine Fest! Did all your zines sell?? I'm still interested in purchasing one :> And that origami booklet filled with goodies from the zine fest is to die for!! Thanks for sharing and all your pictures are great.

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    1. Happy Mail Day -- I did sell out of the zines but I am going to make more so you will get one. And I am going to make some of those themed, large origami booklets and sell them on me ETSY shop (when I get it set up) so I'll keep you posted.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  7. that zine fest looks like fun, fun, fun. going to have to research something similar in Boston and if I find one, Corrine and I can go together....

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    1. Bet there is a zine fest in Boston or Cambridge....keep me posted...(I can ask a friend of mine...)

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  8. Oh envy, loved all the images and the activities. I'm living vicariously.

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    1. Mim! Hi -- nice to hear from you. I lived vicariously through you when you were in Paris!

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  9. Zines are such a cool art form :D

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    1. Annejo--You made it before I ran out -- I sent one to you in The Netherlands. Hope it's arrived by now....

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  10. Did you create a zine? Would love to see it if you did.

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    1. Steph--I ran out! But I hope to do another printing......

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