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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Little of This & A Lot of That

I am tired.
I have been spending lots of time in my studio but most of it has been cleaning, sorting, organizing and throwing stuff away
rather than making art.
Someone better remind me to STOP bringing stuff home because there is just no more room.
The mail art filled shopping cart has left the building.

I did squeeze in a little time to work on various projects though.....

July is National Zine Month. You did know that, right? So I made a little one page wonder....

Sharing a little postal love.....

Postal themed ATC's going out......

OUTGOING MAIL

OUTGOING Mail

OUTGOING MAIL

OUTGOING Mail

OUTGOING Mail

OUTGOING Mail

Why yes, I am having fun playing with the apps on my phone....thank you for asking.

And then there was lunch.....

Mexican food is the go-to cheap lunch here in SF...and so good...I need my energy back if I'm going to keep cleaning my studio....

Vintage Paper Fair is coming up in August, SF Correspondence Co-Op meeting soon in July and I'm making more booklets....

What are you all working on?
And what should I do with all my mail-art????

Send Good Mail -- Get Good Mail

31 comments:

  1. What incredibly wonderful mail! Hope there's something there for me.
    When is the Vintage Paper fair? There's a chance I might be in the Bay Area in August...
    Hugs.

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    1. Ha ha -- are you an Aries, Connie? You sound just like me....yes, indeed there is something on the way to you and you should get it tomorrow.
      The Vintage Paper Fair is August 3&4 this year. I think it is great. Loads of 25-cent postcards and all kinds of fun stuff.

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  2. So is the paper fair amazing? Something I simply *have* to come to the city for?

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    1. Leslie--Vintage Paper Fair is August 3 & $ and I do think it is worth a trip.
      You and Connie can check it out on my previous blog posts -- just type "vintage paper fair" into the search box and you will see a number of posts about it.

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  3. And of course your outgoing mail is very cool, love the couch envies. And lunch looks delish - I could eat Mex every day of the week for one meal or another.

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    1. Leslie--loved your collaged postcard and you have definitely inspired me to start using family photos....you will get one soon.

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  4. Such a feast for the eyes! You are definitely the collage queen!!!

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    1. Thank you, shams....I love collage....now if I could just sew....

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  5. Vintage Paper Fair? :-0 I think I have to book my flight....

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    1. Marie--that sounds like a plan! All the mail artists who go can meet up and have lunch!

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  6. Good think Karen did her zine for July, did you get mine? I sent another one to you...xox

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    1. Corrine...noooooo....nothing from you yet....it better come...

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  7. Adoring the postal themed ATCs!

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    1. Are you going to make some? I'm still trading.....

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  8. Now I have to admit that shows a little discipline when an artist can actually take a bit of time to sort and weed. Makes your real harvesting so much easier and more fun.

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  9. As for what I do with my mailart...I photograph them, keep the really unique ones and then reuse some to make more mail art. I sometimes collage them and cover them with clear packing tape and use them to make post cards, for the cover of handmade journals, and notebooks that I send out to penfriends and mail artists. Good luck on reorganizing your studio!

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    1. What good ideas, elle! Thanks so much. I did cut up some envelopes to use on the Postal ATC's....hum...handmade notebooks and jouranas? Now that is right up my alley!

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  10. a surefire way for me to wanna create....start cleaning up the mess..only makes me sidetrack to make more ...art and mess

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    1. You got it -- more art and more mess......but the art part is a lot more fun than the cleaning part.....

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  11. surefire way for me to get creative....start cleaning up the mess...sidetracks me to make more..art and mess

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  12. Ack! Please tell me you didn't throw out any goodies from your art space?!?! I would have gladly taken any of your cast-offs into my own, insanely bursting-at-the-seams workplace! No, don't tell me...I can't bear to hear that you threw anything out! (lol)

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    1. Andria--when you cannot find anything or walk around your floor it is time to toss -- trust me! Now I have boxes filled with stuff like "Collage", "Chinese ephemera", "France"....and it is much easier to find what i want to work with...

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  13. One person's junk is another one's collage mail art. I'd love some random cast off stuff!

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    1. Cuan -- Well, I put my cast-off stuff outside on the sidewalk and people just take it...nice way to re-purpose and re-cycle...but I did just mail you a little something yesterday that i hope you will enjoy. Let me know when you get it. Thanks for commenting.

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  14. Ooh, I know how that sorting and purging goes... no fun!

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  15. Oh, your zines are so colorful!! Any for sale? And how fortunate for those that live near you and can grab some of your "trash" ... what fun I'd have recycling your stuff :> Sending something your way this week.

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    1. Happy Mail Day -- I am selling the zines at the SF Zine Fest but one just might find it's way to you.....

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  16. Ohhhhhh i know just how you feel when trying to decide what to keep and what to toss and what you absolutely must save. Loving the blog. Thanks for keeping it so lively and fun. ju

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