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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Business (Almost) As Usual

Back to normal?
Whatever normal actually is. Back to making mail art.......one of my favorite things to do.

OUTGOING

And making a few more Stamp Heads....you can never have too many....
This never gets old....
Miss Millicent sent me some stamps for Xmas and I am back in business making Stamp Heads..

Still working on these....painting and stamping these vintage photos is a lot of fun. I keep wondering about the people in the photos...what were their lives like?
You can't have all play and no work -- time to write some thank you cards to all the elves and mail art pals who made/sent me Xmas presents.
I bought a new, bright red fountain pen which really helps me write all those thank-you notes.
Yes, I am just a letter writing fool!
And, my pals know it -- thanks Miss JH for the gift!
Another amazing gift from my incredibly talented pal Dori Singh.....she saw on my Letter to Santa I love Mr Zip and she made me some Mr Zip surprises....

Mother Russian-San Francisco collage postcard set made to send to my mail art pal Virgo in Russia.
I love trading mail with people all over the world.

I was thinking January would be a lovely, empty blank slate after the craziness of the last few months (with holiday after holiday, NYC and LA back-to-back trips etc) but
I see some things are filled in already. But they are GOOD things.


The January SF Correspondence Co-Op meeting is set for January 11 -- a great way to kick off the new year! And The SF Film Noir Festive is on for a week in January -- we love the constant feel of dread....
And my most favorite -- The Vintage Paper Fair is in January. You'll find me at the .25-cent table pouring over old postcards....
Oh! And my son's birthday is in January too. That's pretty sweet. How can be so grown up?

So it looks like January is a good month to look forward to.

Wishing you all a terrific 2015
filled with GOOD MAIL (of course) and good friends and good food and good health.
Enjoy the simple pleasures.

Happy New Year to all!

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

24 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to 2015! I'd be looking forward to it a bit more if there was a vintage paper fair in Portland. Hehe

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    1. Tara -- well, SF isn't that far away and we have two VPF's every year......Happy 2015 to you!

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  2. Happy New year to you too! And birthday wishes to the son, how old will he be? I am half way through the four months of being a mother to tow teens...one 19 and the other 13! The elder turns twenty(!!!!) in February.

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    1. Hi big mamabird - my son turns 24 on the 24th. Time flies!

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  3. Thank you in advance and Happy New Year form all russian mail-artists !

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    1. I hope I didn't ruin the surprise, Virgo. Happy New Year to you too -- wishing you a great year of mail.

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  4. Wonderful and colorful mail art! It is always such a treat to look at your new posts. Happy 2015!

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    1. Thanks so much, TomoyoHime -- so very nice of you to say -- and Happy New Year!

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  5. Great post about done great post. The postman series in the first picture is vibrant and eye-catching.

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    1. Thanks, FinnBadger -- I color copied some postman and stuck them onto envelopes.....fun project....

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  6. What is that cool glass thing with Mr. Zip at the bottom? A paperweight? a glass? It's awesome. & lovely mail as usual! :)

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    1. Hi Pie Poster -- yup, it's a Mr Zip paperweight -- so cool. I can use it to hold down my pile of mail "to answer". My pal Dori is so amazingly talented - i love everything she makes.

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  7. Looks like a perfect day to me. All those stamp heads, what a great idea that was...and still is. xox

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    1. Corrine -- the Stamp Heads live on! Happy 2015!

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  8. Happy New Year, Pamela!
    I signed up to follow your blog AGAIN, because it never shows up on my reading list. I'm not sure why, and I'm not sure this took care of it. Sigh.

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    1. Christine H -- that's odd -- thanks for continuing to try. You can sign up for it to come by e-mail -- have you tried that? And happy New Year Wishes to you & M for 2105!

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  9. In fact I did try that, which is actually preferable because I don't log into my blogger account that often. But I didn't see any emails, not even in Spam. I will try this again though. In the meantime it looks like I have been able to add your blog back onto my reading list.

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    1. Christine -- hope it works! People I know do get the blog by email regularly so I don't know why you wouldn't. I do not understand the gods of blogger...I have wanted to switch to another platform but I am not very good at figuring these things out...I appreciate that you keep trying to follow the my blog. Happy 2015!

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  10. Happy New Year, Pamela! I love the vintage postman images in your first photo. Where do you find them?? I also really like the Russia/San Francisco collaged postcards. You are right back into the swing of mail art things, I see. I got a new piece of furniture in my art room, and have been cleaning up and organizing. It's always fun, but I very quickly turn it into a procrastination tool. I need to get back to making things! Thanks for the postal eye candy!

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    1. Happy 2015, Andria! Yes--I got busy yesterday on January 2 and worked on two zines and some collage and mail.....good start to the year. Those postal pictures in the top photo are from a very old kid's book called (I think) The Postman. I color-copied some pages to use......

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  11. Inspiring - love all your pics! Got some new cancelled stamps and getting psyched to make some stamp heads and mail art! Happy New Year!

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    1. Glad you got inspired, Michele C -- have fun with those Stamp heads! And Happy 2015 to you too!

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  12. What beautiful, artistic, eye candy!

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    1. Thanks so much, shams -- appreciate you stopping by!

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