|Noooooooo I don't mean too many of these.....I know my limit......one martini and I'm done.|
|So one idea I had was to make a Typewriter zine....working on that....|
and BTW if you are a typewriter nerd like I am you have GOT too see
This is a riot--a French film with a speed typing contest and typewriters galore.
Even my husband thought it was charming.
|Ok, and how about making little booklets to write letters in? that's a good idea, non?|
|I thought so....so I made a few of these....|
|The insides are all a bit different..and so are the covers....|
|Then I figured I might as well make some more Postal ATC's trade.|
My friend Connie Rose
just made some and inspired me to make more too -- even though it's possible I should be doing other things..
|Oh yes--and in between all of the above I am still trying to clean and organize my studio. I came across a big box of my vintage greeting cards. Looking through them, I was happy to see many cards featured mail boxes and letters.|
|That got me thinking....instead of leaving these cuties sitting in a box, why not cut them up and make a zine out of them -- then a lot of people can see them.|
|So now I'm working on a mailbox/letter zine....got the images cut down to size and now I've got to write...er...type...captions...|
Could not find this movie playing in Seattle yet, but I will put it on Netflix reserve in case it comes out on DVD. Just back from a week vacation trip to Southwest Oregon, where I took a couple of pictures of mailboxes and old mail-windows (in a museum). Just reminded me how the mail came in on Stage Coach in Southern Oregon about 100 years ago.ReplyDelete
Now back to "work" putting old postcards up on eBay. It's always a fun project.
CJ--that movie is going to be tricky to find playing, I bet. Hope Netflix gets it for you. Sounds like you had a fun vacation.Delete
I haven't heard of Populaire, but it sounds like a great movie. Your art is always eye candy!ReplyDelete
shams -- that movie is playing at Opera Plaza right now. It's pretty fun even if a typewriter is the star and not a sewing machine!Delete
Got a beautiful postcard from you today!! <3ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mary -- Love seeing all the creative stuff you put out into the world too!Delete
You are most definitely an Aries!! Your output is mind boggling. And your postal ATCs are simply The Best, my dear!ReplyDelete
Connie - thank you and you'll be seeing one in person very soon.Delete
Overly busy produces great things from you! Love those typewriter zines...xoxReplyDelete
Corrine -- overly busy is right. But you should know...Delete
I like the idea of making a little booklet into a letter...I just may have to surprise a friend or two with that!ReplyDelete
That would be a great surprise for your friend, Cindy. they are simple to make and fun to get (and send!).Delete
Your work is so charming! Love your Postal ATCs. Such creativity with what you see around you.ReplyDelete
Well, thank you so much, Shirley. Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting.Delete
wow! you have been busy!!ReplyDelete
all so super toothsome and inspiring.
keep an eye on your mailbox! ;)
miss polly--toothsome -- love it! And I always have an eye on my mailbox (no lunging though).Delete
ah, such noble restraint! wise woman! just sent some postal fodder off your way this morning!Delete
I loved that movie trailer. speed typing is definitely my kind of sport! and a typewriter zine is a brilliant idea.ReplyDelete
Karen--I'll send you one when I finish them, Karen. And try to see that film if you can--it is a riot!Delete
Your postal ATCs are a marvel...delish! I like the idea of making a zine with the vintage cards. I have a stack in the basement; I'll have to go look for some thematic links!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Andria. Let us know what you find in your basement stash.ReplyDelete
Wow - you're one busy lady! It's like when I read Karen's blog and am exhausted by her productivity - this feels the same way! Yet I know I have a stack of projects too (some still in my head, does that count?) Your zine ideas are so cool.... Just a fab stack of delicious mail stuff!ReplyDelete
Terrie--I am busy....I should be doing some other things but I've been doing a lot of art....keeps me sane (or somewhat sane). Thanks for the comment -- it encourages me to keep working!Delete
I'm loving all of the items in this post. I wish I was as productive - I've been happy making one piece of mail art daily these days. I finally got myself completely moved back into my studio, just need to put a few things into their new spaces. I hope I'll be more productive now. Great seeing all of your work/play.ReplyDelete