|The more art field trips I go on, the more I want to go on...and my mail art pal, Leslie|
invited me to take Bart to the end of the line and go visit her in Tracy, CA.
It is a long way from SF and it was made even longer buy the fact Bart broke down for five hours in the middle of the day while I was in Tracy. Happily I didn't know!
One Woman's Hands
Check out her blog -- there was some show & tell of the pieces in her post here.
|After riding to the end of the line, Leslie picked me up and there was a quick stop for coffee and then on to the thrift shop she has been torturing er....telling me about for the past year...|
|Everything I heard about it was true! We scored big time. Books to tear up and re-purpose.|
Collage books. A typewriter book. All kinds of great stuff. Did I mention I had to carry all my scores 100 miles back to SF?
|Can you see those prices?|
.50 cents for a hardcover? .20 cents for a paperback?
The next best thing would be free books and oh yes -- there will be a post coming up about free books soon too.
|Leslie scored this charmer -- an ancient cookbook with bits glued in and making the whole book even more cool.|
|After all the excitement at the thrift shop (and there was no fighting over the books...really...we agreed to share)...there was show and tell in Leslie's studio.|
I love to see what she she is working on and there is always a lot to see.
|I love these pages she made (she talks about them on her blog).|
|And this envelope! She actually sewed bits of fabric and that little flower design on there. Is that my type or what? I love it and it would be very nice if she mails it to me. (I can try).|
|More Show & Tell -- besides what she makes, there is always a treasure trove of cool stuff she has found in her travels around town. I swear Tracy has more cool stuff to find than SF.|
Too much competition here in SF.
|You know lunch if always involved. Yummy deli sandwiches taste better eaten on those vintage|
plates....surrounded by ephemera....
|Looking around her studio is always great fun too...|
|Collage by Leslie|
|Some artwork by Leslie and her mail art friends -- I spied one Postal ATC by me!|
|More of Leslie's art....|