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Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Little of This and A Lot of Art

I've always got something going on here.......one day when it was too hot to do too much of anything I stayed in my studio and whipped out a postal zine...
always fun to do.

I made fifteen -- they take a while because I glued in real stamps and rubber stamped them -- I like to personalize them and not just xerox.
The first fifteen went out so fast I had to whip up a second set of 15....

Packed up the mail art kit and took a super-fast trip down to LA. I was down and back in the blink of an eye but I did manage to work on some LA-inspired pages for my own altered bookI love starting the day in a hotel room with breakfast and glue!

I have a thing for avocados!

There are so many fun spots in the LA area to eat (even if you do have to drive all over the place to get to them).
Avocado BLT at Tops.

Back home at the wonderfully messy work table -- I took out ALL the paper ephemera I dragged back from Spain and Morocco and I am determined to use it all up! I finished the travel journal about 98%, made a small collage book and an origami wallet that I filled with Spanish and Moroccan business cards....this is a well documented trip.

Some torn posters from the trip.....

I made some more pages to send to my special friend Dori to add to the altered book I made her for her birthday.
She is a little Texas gal, transplanted to CA, so here is a Texas page....

And, she likes tea.....


Altered book page for Dori

So, there you have it -- lots of things being made around here...

And, of course, some good mail going out too.

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL
My mail has been coming at 6 and 7PM!!!!

That is just too late in the day if you ask me. OK, no one did ask me but really....

It's another warm SF day today and I better go to the studio and make something.
It's a Maker's Sunday -- what are you all working on there days?
Have a good one!


24 comments:

  1. Where do you keep getting the inspiration from?! Your work looks great as always.

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    1. TomoyoHime....the ideas just keep coming to me.....

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  2. I know I said it before, but I'll say it again--you really are a mail-art-making machine!

    I love avocados too! They're not very popular where I live so when I find them, I can usually get a good deal. Do you like guacamole too or just avocados?

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    1. Avocados not popular? Crazy. I like guacamole and sliced avocados in tortilla soup and in salads and avocado toast.....bring them on!

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  3. Your postal zine looks quite interesting! I haven't made one in a while, thanks for the inspiration (once again). I bet Dori is loving the book you made her especially with ongoing additions from you. And that avocado BLT - oh yum!

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    1. cjsrq- Of yes -- that avocado BLT was amazing! And Dori sends me pages to add to my book too -- and so do you!!! I loved the latest. You'll see that zine in your mailbox soon.

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  4. Avocados are amazing, as is your art. How many pages was your zine? Our mail is usually here by 1 p.m., unless we have a substitute carrier or super bad weather. We live in an older neighborhood with the mailboxes on every house, so it takes the subs a while to make the rounds; I've seen them come as late as 5:30 or 6:00 and I still want to thank them because I know it's been a long day for them.

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    1. Thank you Miss Iowa! I agree -- I hate waiting so long for my mail but I do think it is a very long day for the carriers. My zine is a one page wonder -- you know, that little one made from one sheet of paper....Eight pages if you count the front and back covers!

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  5. Breakfast and glue :-))) the little things in life. That made me smile...

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    1. I knew you would understand, Marie W.....

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  6. I love the fact that you can just "run down to LA"...fun! Your zines, journals, and mail goodies look yummy, as always. I agree with you about delivery times... ours was creeping up past 4 p.m., and it was really starting to get to me!

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    1. Try 7PM.....lol.....Well, the LA run is a long drive on Hwy 5.....about six hours and we always take the much more scenic and beautiful 101 on the way home adding an hour or so to the drive....

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  7. I'm ALWAYS so impressed with your mail art and the wonderful joy you bring to people who you send the mail art to. Your zine is fantastic. How generous of you and how thoughtful to create each one individually.

    Your altered book is amazing. Glad to read it's nearly finished. But I will be sad to see it put to bed (so to speak).

    I loved the tea pages. I keep thinking you are going to join us for T on Tuesday. This would have been a perfectly perfect post for it.

    I had planned to make art out of some dreaded plastic bags and dedicate them to you, but time seems to have gotten away from me, so I might do it one of these months soon. Have a super art and mail art filled day!

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    1. Elizabeth -- Thanks for your lovely comments. I wanted to do the T posts but i couldn't seem to get on the right schedule since I post about once a week or so and usually on Fridays....but I will ry again sometime...
      I would be happy to send yo a zine and mail art if you give me your address. (just comment and I won't publish it)
      Good mail really does cheer people up -- and it is such fun to make and receive.
      I will look forward to YOUR posts too.

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  8. Pamela--I love it all, especially the Texas pages. Great work (or should I say, great fun?).

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that, Texas Leigh -- and of course you would like the Texas pages!

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  9. I came home from my trip and found the camera envelope (featured above in blog) in my mail box! Thank you. I love the outside and inside of the mail and the tiny Mail Zine is fantastic! I especially LIKED the 3d quality of the zine when you added the stamps to the printed zine. Great idea.

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    1. So glad you liked it Monica! I rubber stamped a lot too but that didn't add the 3d look ........I think I need a new ink pad...

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  10. That little postal zine looks pretty sweet!

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    1. sallyw -- I will send you one as soon as I "re-print' it -- two edtiions are already in the mail!

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  11. So busy - just reading your posts wears me out lol. Haven't made art in a while - work is exhausting lately. Need to win that lotto so I can hang at home all day. Fun art as usual!

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  12. Leslie -- lol -- I wear myself out sometimes! But I bet you have been working on SOMETHING.....I can't imagine the creative you without some kind of little project going....

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  13. What a great stash of goodies...I LOVE mail art as you know. Your postal zine looks fantastic!

    Happy Spring
    Gaby xo

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    1. Gaby Bee -- thanks so much for your comment and I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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