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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SFO TO PDX

(I get to deliver these little surprises in person.....and I can't post this until they are given out so when you read this post, I will be happily ensconced in PDX already.)
Don't you love planning a trip?
That is all part of the fun.....and I have been looking forward to this trip to Portland for months...

I am prepared -- I collected lots of .25 cent vintage Portland postcards at the Vintage Paper Fair last time I went -- so let the postcard writing begin!

I have a nice little map of the metro and it goes right to the airport....

OK, I do have a PDX map but I am horrible at reading maps, I admit it....
Luckily there is a whole mail art posse and they are meeting me and showing me around...
lucky me!
And, there's Lyft.

I paid SPECIAL ATTENTION to packing my mail art kit. I usually travel pretty light as far as supplies go...and I figure I can borrow from my PDX pals as needed...and I had to save room for a little "show & tell". And my SFCC artistamp passport is coming along too. Who knows? I may get a PDX artistamp stamped in it. There are rumors. 
Always pack a coffee kit......I am dangerous without coffee as soon as I wake up....

If I paid as much attention to packing clothes in suitcase as I did in bringing things for show & tell and little surprises for my pals, I might look better...
the clothes are always a bit of an afterthought. After art supplies.




I certainly do have lots of wonderful zippered pouches to store things in, thanks to a certain, wonderful pal who knows who she is.......

A Bon Voyage card from my pal, Monica......
Hopefully no fog delays at SFO because I've got a whole lot to do up there in PDX. Like, go to a PDXCC mail art meeting and eat Russian food at Kachka and write postcards and........well.......you'll hear all about it next time, folks.

And below are a few more shots of the tins I made my friends.....
I hope they like them.






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24 comments:

  1. Oh, wow.

    I knew I saved all those mint tins for a reason. Thanks for sharing and inspiring and free day dreams. We can use a trip. :) Have enough fun for the rest of us!

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    1. Limner -- oh I most certainly did have enough fun for all of you -- wait till you here! I figure it will take me at least four posts to share everything.....have you made an arty mint tin yet?

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  2. Those tins are lovely. Can't wait to see the highlights from your trip :)

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    1. Thanks, Cindy -- and you will. I may have to do several post there was so much fun had in PDX.....

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  3. I have been waiting all week to see your posts of the trip to PDX! I know you must be having an awesome and creative time.

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    1. Monica -- it has been awesome. I can't wait to go back.

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  4. What a grand adventure! Love the way you pack! And those tins are spectacular! I know they will be well-loved by all the recipients.

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    1. I do have my own packing system and it works for me.....and I think the tins went over well......

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  5. A coffee kit, a mail art kit...wow! you know how to travel!
    Love the tins! I'm certain they will too. ;)

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    1. Michelle -- oh yes! I do -- and there may have been some small wine bottle tucked into my suitcase too.....I think my pals loved the tins...

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  6. So much fun, I bet the recipients were surprised and thrilled.

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    1. Yes- they all seemed very happy -- and they were so incredibly nice to me.

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  7. Love the little boxes! Next time you are planning a trip to PDX, let us know as we are only 2 hours away and visit Portland frequently (I lived there for 2 years in the 1990's when I worked in the area's public transit). We could brunch at the Bijou!
    ~ Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

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    1. Jack! I didn't realize you were so close -- but two hours is a little far for brunch. I wet to some amazing places in PDX and I think I will do about four blog posts about the trip .....

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  8. I am in AWE of your trip and those mint tins you stuffed with incredible goodies for the people at PDX. I look forward to several installments of your fabulous trip and the wonderful time I am sure you had there.

    I'm like you in the respect that I take more art supplies than clothes with me on trips. You pack lighter than me, but I also can't live without my coffee!

    Have a lovely Earth Day and make great mail, too.

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    1. Elizabeth -- thank you! They did like the tins and the whole week in PDX was fantastic. I'm sure I have enough great photos and ideas for four blog posts. I was very glad to have that coffee in my room every morning. I don't need too many art supplies to be happy but I did get to play with my friends art supplies and that was fun -- plus I bought a bunch of rubber stamps (cheap!) at Scrap PDX and I had those to play with. To be continued.......

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  9. I'm sure you had a great time, these are terrific. xox

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    1. Oh I sure did, Corrine......way too much fun....

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  10. you went well prepared and looks like you made the most of each minute!! What an adventure. Portland looks like my kinda city!!

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    1. I sure did make the most out of each minute -- it was non-stop fun. I left the hotel in the AM and returned late at night.....

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  11. Who needs pretty clothes when you have pretty art material! ;)

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