|Always happy to be on-the-road....even if I have driven up and down Highway 5 about three million times.|
|The road trip might be getting a little old by now but I still love hanging out in a hotel room with my art supplies and a bunch of tourist brochures to tear up and play with....it never gets old....|
|What's Your LA Story?|
I can't really tell mine here because the trip didn't go as planned but this is a mail art blog,
not my life story.
Let's just say being in an LA ER on a Saturday night isn't for the faint of heart.
|A few art supplies traveled with me -- very few -- mostly I need a glue stick.|
There is a whole set of ABC rubber stamps in that Curious George Altoid tin -- pretty cool, huh?
It is nice when it's a road trip because you can bring along MORE STUFF.
|OUT GOING MAIL|
No hotel stationery but there was a fun place to stick my outgoing mail art.
The desk clerk did look at me funny while I was photographing this. But, by now, I'm used to getting looked at funny.
I kinda wanted that sign....
|Off to explore Olvera Street in LA. -- right across from the cool Union Station.|
It is a tourist place for sure but you can really have fun there if you like mail art and postcards.
|Postcards -- and lots of them. They have tons of them including lots of vintagey ones for 25-cents.|
I get really fed up when I go to places with no postcards.
|This one stall always has these cool embroidered postcards -- my favorites! And this time they gave me an idea for some mail art.......|
|Need a giant Mexico pencil?|
Lots of the Lotteria games/cards which are always great for mail art. they even had a day of the Dead set this year (for 3x more $$) (yes, I got it)
|More postcards....I am too cheap to pay $1 though...|
|Day of the Dead stickers?|
Yes, I think they will work for Halloween mail...
|Philippe's (Home of the French Dipped Sandwich)|
Philippe's is right there too -- a block away from Olvera Street & Union Station.
A fun spot with sawdust on the floor.
|A good place to finish up writing your postcards while waiting for food.....and I just happened to have made a Philippe's postcard to send to a pal....|
|There it is now -- the French Dip!|
|Philippe's gives you FREE postcards too. Always a plus in my book. And you can buy tee shirts and Philippe's mustard too.|
|Should I wear this for Halloween or Day of the Dead?|
What do you think?