Nothing beats settling into a good hotel room with your art supplies and starting every morning with making some mail art and working in a travel journal and drinking your morning coffee (or, in this photo, an afternoon tea).
|Roam around all day and night collecting paper ephemera and then getting to play with it.....that's my idea of a good time.|
|When I found a NYC pretzel in a bread basket at dinner I just knew it would make a good prop.|
You might even be seeing it again.
And when I'm done with it, I could actually mail it.
|And, my sweetie went downstairs every morning and braved the hoards in the breakfast room to bring my breakfast up to me.|
What a guy!
|Of course, I had to photograph it all all before eating anything....but he's used to that.|
|The (Fabulous) Ink Pad|
Click the link! You won't be sorry. The Ink Pad has about a million rubber stamps, including Jennie Hinchcliff's fabulous Red Handed Rubber stamps (and yes, I did buy another of her stamps), stencils, books, washi tape, cards and more -- plus very lovely and friendly people working there!
If you are in NYC -- get yourself over there.
(They have classes too, if you get your timing right, maybe you can go to one.)
|Be still my heart -- two shelves of MAIL stamps?|
Now where else do you see that?
|I rest my case.|
|Get your New York City stamps here!|
(I bought a Yellow Cab stamp)
|I took a bunch more photos of the Ink Pad so let me know in the comments if you want to see them.|
or, maybe I'll post them on the blog's FB page.
Just to torture you. It is almost Halloween, you know.
Trick or treat?
|The subway walls and poles are interesting too....I liked this sticker...|
|In fact, I liked it so much it seems to have found the way into my travel journal.......see it?|
|Altered NYC postcards|
I just cannot send them plain.
Why send 'em plain if you can send 'em fancy?
|These are my two favorites -- fuhgettaboudit!|
|OUTGOING FROM NYC|
|Another altered postcard -- bring on the tourist brochures! Lots to cut & paste.|
|Another morning -- another coffee and more mail art|
|Outgoing NYC postcards|
Of course, a person cannot live on mail art alone -- and I always make a visit to Junior's!
Wouldn't miss it.
SF cannot hold a candle to the NYC deli!
|There's that NYC taxi stamp now......|
|Just a little loot from The Ink Pad....(Red Handed Rubber stamp on lower left -- love that one!)|
|Brought along a little eye candy from Dori Singh (envelope by Dori).|
|What can I say? I like to take pictures of breakfast/mail/art tabletops?|
|Hummmm......a mailbox that had a hard night?|
|This looks like a nice little spot to sit down and write some postcards.|
|Loved this sign!|