CappuccinoandArtJournal

Mostly postal but art and other things of interest too.
Come and visit.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Two Mail Art Gatherings in One Weekend?

My last post was about the LWA Mail Art Social on Friday -- and on Sunday we had a meeting of the SF Correspondence Co-Op. I know, you hate me. two mail art meetings in one weekend.
Well, that's the way we roll around here.
We had a guest appearance of this cursive beauty -- and it was for sale!
Imagine that.

There's always show-and-tell. SallyW brought that book in the lower right corner and it was really interesting. Maybe your library has it?

Our "theme" this meeting was sketchbooks of whatever interests/inspires you. And we saw some real beauties.

These are Gregg's and you can check out his blog
The Junk Thief
right here. 

Wonderful old stamp album turned into a book filled with collages by Scooter.

Two of mine.....that vintage telephone book is filled with collages....and, inspired by seeing all those other books I just started a new one....

Of course we had an artistamp for our passports! (And we had three new members of the co-op checking in and buying passports and adding stamps).

And another artistamp by James Cline, Burning Man Postmaster and -- I  just found out -- retired USPS letter carrier. How did I not know that?

Passports and artistamps...
(Can you see the little bumps on the artistamps? That is Braille!)

And what have we here?

One of our new members brought in a book she made using a Priority Mail Envelope she received.
Isn't that a great book?
I know you'all are going to be asking me -- YES there is a tutorial and you can find it
Right Here

And, I highly suggest you check out her wonderful blog with LOTS of tutorials and books she's made
The Mellow Miller
And I'd appreciate it if you leave a comment, tell her I sent you over. 

I can't just sit there -- I made a little collage postcard...

And, I brought some of the wonderful incoming mail I've received for show-and-tell.....

This little party-goer was so excited she had to take a little rest on her typewriter........

And here is a link to my pal Ryan's Flickr photos of the same mail art meeting -
PHOTOS BY RYAN
Check 'em out

AND
Remember my fabulous Rolodex Art Cards? Well, now you can have some too, Mail Me Some Art is hosting 
ROLODEX ART CARD SWAP
It looks like a good one to me -- I'm doing it! 
And, I added Mail Me Some Art on my blog roll -- there are a number of interesting swaps happening right now.
If you're looking for more folks to trade mail art with, this is a good way to go.

I added various things to the blog -- there is a brand new "contact me" form -- I still love comments but if you can't comment, try contacting me. 
And I added two new blogs on the sidebar - Mellow Miller and MMSA. 
Also a link to my INSTAGRAM photos. (click the Instagram logo after you click a photo to see them on IG)
So, I hope you all enjoy the changes. Say hello.

So, it is another Friday here....no mail art events planned this weekend but lots of fun is coming right up -- The Zine Fest, The Library Book Sale, The Vintage Paper Fair....
I might need to rest up and get ready for all the upcoming fun...

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL



12 comments:

  1. Passports and stamps! I'm flying to SF. Hahaha
    Happy to see the journal cover!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. pmarti5 -- I wish you were flying to SF today.......someday....and yes, that journal cover goes all over with me. i am loving it so much....(going to work on cheer-up mail for you today...)

      Delete
  2. Wow! What a great gathering! I almost feel like I was there. I visited all the sites you mentioned above - what fun to find new mail art enthusiasts with clever ideas. Thanks for mentioning the MMSA Rolodex Swap and thanks for being the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. cjrsq -- I wish you were there with us! Glad you enjoyed the post. And I put that MMSA Rolodex swap on the blog's FB page too -- a number of people have told me that they are doing it. I already made my cards!

      Delete
  3. Looks like fun every time! I've been enjoying your Instagram too (I don't have a personal account--just one for my dog--silly, yes).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Cindy -- silly is OK if it is fun! Thanks for commenting.

      Delete
  4. I realize I'm late getting here, but I was so enthralled by this latest club meeting you attended. And those stamps that included braille were so inventive.

    I also enjoyed the journals. Some were simply incredible. You are SO lucky to have such a great support group and a way to interact with others who share your passion.

    Now I'm going to be jealous of your Library Book Sale coming soon!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Elizabeth -- yes, I agree - I am so lucky to have a tribe of like-minded art friends. They are all inspirations.

      Delete
  5. Love seeing all this inspiration, as usual, & thanks for the links. I especially love the journals and books - the postal notebook was very clever!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy you enjoyed it, tamdoll! I love that postal notebook too.

      Delete
  6. I am loving those postage stamps. How fun are they?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you -- glad you enjoyed seeing them.

      Delete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...