Friday, September 27, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
|$5 takes you a long way there....I got some odd rubber stamps (bottom left) and old stencils...|
|And, you know, I could swear these are artistamps? First Dog in Space?|
Ok, I'll take some...
|A big old box of postcards to browse through...Got a few for me and some for friends...|
|Got a big stack of this paper -- I see it for a whole lot of $$$ in the downtown stationery store...|
looks good for writing letters, don't you think?
|Mail art Fodder|
|These envelopes have gone by the wayside these days...but I love them...you can mail things in them or cut them up for collage...they just look cool with all those crossed out names.|
|I am slightly confused about the USA map -- I think they cut out the wrong sections...|
but I know I will think of something to do with it anyway..
I just like it..
|And, yes, these were free but it's a good thing they were since now I can't think of anything to do with them.|
I thought they are the right size to hold ATC's but they are too small and they are open
on two sides...hum...
Any ideas anyone??
OK, then I went to the art supply store and this was $25. I think it was a lot more fun to shop at SCRAP.
But I did get a free cupcake.
|Came home and puttered in my studio. Unearthed an old basket of postcards from my past travels.|
They were fun to look through...
|...and some fun stuff inside like this little French postcard bag...|
Demandez LYNA cartes postales
|I found some Air Mail Stickers that I got free on JAL..|
Can you believe airlines used to give away air mail stickers?
Something cool from Stephanie Blake....love her mail..
She makes what she calls "collage packs" and they are great...I got a whole lot more good mail
this past week but it was raining so hard I couldn't get any good light to photograph it.
Monday, September 16, 2013
|Noooooooo I don't mean too many of these.....I know my limit......one martini and I'm done.|
|So one idea I had was to make a Typewriter zine....working on that....|
and BTW if you are a typewriter nerd like I am you have GOT too see
This is a riot--a French film with a speed typing contest and typewriters galore.
Even my husband thought it was charming.
|Ok, and how about making little booklets to write letters in? that's a good idea, non?|
|I thought so....so I made a few of these....|
|The insides are all a bit different..and so are the covers....|
|Then I figured I might as well make some more Postal ATC's trade.|
My friend Connie Rose
just made some and inspired me to make more too -- even though it's possible I should be doing other things..
|Oh yes--and in between all of the above I am still trying to clean and organize my studio. I came across a big box of my vintage greeting cards. Looking through them, I was happy to see many cards featured mail boxes and letters.|
|That got me thinking....instead of leaving these cuties sitting in a box, why not cut them up and make a zine out of them -- then a lot of people can see them.|
|So now I'm working on a mailbox/letter zine....got the images cut down to size and now I've got to write...er...type...captions...|