|Back to the Studio|
So, I lit a few candles and got busy in my studio....I have been feeling a little
deprived with the holidays interrupting all my art-work fun...
(very big thank you to Alice S. for mailing me that fab Thai postbox)
|Good, cheap fun..|
I am so easily amused....this 25-cent book from 1944 and a box of old snapshots a pal
gave me has kept me happily tearing and pasting and making collages for hours.
|Joan Crawford Envelopes|
I grabbed a bunch of these envelopes from the 25-cent box to tear up to use in collages.
When I got home and turned them over, I was quite delighted to see who sent them.
I posted these on the Cappuccino & Art Facebook Page and it is true, Joan Crawford lived at those
Too bad the letters weren't inside but pretty fun for a quarter.
When I wasn't tearing and making collages I worked on my travel journal.
Picked up some vintage Venice postcards on Saturday at the Fair to add in. Almost done but I am trying to cram in as much ephemera as I can inside...
I have been looking at Mary Ann Moss work on her fabulous journals on her online class
Ticket To Venice
I recommend her class if you'd like to learn how to make travel journals in her style,
travel along with her to Venice (via videos) or just enjoy watching her work on her journals and get inspiration.
|Turkish Chocolate Bar|
I had to eat the chocolate bar in order to get the box -- duty called!
No.....my IPhone case. Pretty nifty for a mail-obsessed person, wouldn't you say?
|Stacks (and stacks) of trip photos.....Now I've got to get busy and design and make a book to put all my trip photos in. This will be quite a project. Better get it finished before the next trip.|
|Then there's all that mail to answer and catch up with....I'd say my work is cut out for me.|
But January is blessedly free of holidays and commitments.
Well, there is a Postal Tea coming up next weekend. And Lunar New Year and
Valentine's Day mail-art exchange...
|Santa Cruz Post Office|
I thought this PO was quite creative with the bright pink paint. Normally hot pink isn't a USPS color, is it? I like it.
Check out my LA: Then and Now book made for Susannia -- right here -- and her lovely mail blog too
So, Happy New Year to all of you lovely readers and mail lovers.
I do hope it is a good year for the world.
PEACE IS THERE IS YOU WANT IT
Be kind. Try some random acts of kindness. Send a lot of mail.