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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Rainy Days and Sundays....

SF Correspondence Co-Op Meet-up
A rainy (yay!) Sunday here in San Francisco and what better way to spend an afternoon than hanging out with mail art pals?

Co-op Passport
New artistamps for the royal passport!

And more stamps....these made by JC the Burning Man postmaster....

SWAP TABLE
There is always something fun on the swap table...this time I definitely brought more stuff than I took away....honest.

Gift Bags
We had a co-op members's birthday to celebrate and a couple of folks brought small gift bags.
A very sharing group of people.
There was some chocolate.

Show & Tell
There is always show-and-tell and BS brought two books she made.I had a great time fondling them and getting ideas I'm now inspired to try making a couple of new books myself myself.....

I packed up one of my wonderful Dori Singh zippered bags with glue sticks and tape and filled up my water bottle (yes...with water...) and I was good to go!

Now...can you think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon?

I didn't think so.
Now if I could just get that horrible song title out of my head it would be good.
I am totally going into my studio tomorrow to start making a couple of books, thanks to the inspiration today.
I highly suggest you start up a group like this in your area.
You can start with two people....
an afternoon of talking, sharing, looking and mail art is too good to to miss.

What did you do today?

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL
and
Make Things!

23 comments:

  1. Another fantastic update about your mail art life. There seem like a large number of correspondence artists in your group - sounds like a good source of energy and inspiration.

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    1. FinnBadger -- I think there were about twenty or so at the meeting. And yes, a terrific source of ideas and inspiration....

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  2. Hooray! It definitely looks like you had a fun time. I'm looking forward to the next Portland meeting!!

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    1. Maybe I will see you at a PDX meeting sometime, Tara.....

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  3. Great to see you today. Looking forward to the collage class and a couple of weeks
    - Gregg (In my Word Press guise)
    junkthief.wordpress.com

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    1. Good to see you too, junkthief...and I am looking forward to that collage class....

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    1. You were there in spirit (& zippered bag), Dori!

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  5. Oh, I only need to find a space and I would have those mail art gatherings every week!

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    1. TomoyoHime--sometimes an art store will host a meeting. We had had letter writing socials in two different stores -- and the library often will let you use a meeting room if the event is open to the public.

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  6. I received your goodie bag today!
    Many many thanks! Have a great week!

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    1. Great! That didn't take too long, Susannia. Another is on the way. I am making up for lost time!

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  7. JEALOUS! ;)
    I NEED one of those passports! You're killing me! (lol)
    Your Sunday sounds fantastic. I really like the "Sharing Table". What a great, creative way to reuse items! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a fantastic week!

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    1. Thanks, Linda -- the passports filled with artistamps is so cool. I'm on my 4th one.....and yes, the swap table is a lot of fun too. The whole darn thing is fun!

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  8. Great group and so fun. I did a group doll making not long ago and we had so much fun. Going to try and do one, once we dig out from under the snow banks. xox

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    1. Corrine -- yeah -- dig that snow and have some some art fun!

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  9. That's funny. Just now I was practicing "It's raining men" for my next karaoke evening. Well it's raining mail art in SF, lucky you! :-)))

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    1. Marie W -- I would have to have something other than water in my water bottle if I was going to sing karaoke........

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  10. I've been thinking about getting a small group together for something like this...I really like the idea of the sharing table. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. Cindy -- I hope you do it -- it is such fun. You can always start small and if you get a big crowd you can usually find a venue to host a meeting. The swap table is really fun -- a good way to pass on things you have too many of or don't need. I have gotten some terrific rubber stamps at our swap. And hanging out with other people who share a passion for mail/art is so inspiring. I love when folks bring items for show-and-tell. We have demos too - e.g. how to fold an origami book, how to transfer images, etc Good luck!

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  11. Looks like such a fun day. I wonder if there's even a handful of people in Tracy with any clue what mail art is? Maybe I'll check with the library about their room...

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