|Some mail art pals and I found out at the last minute that
Hero Arts Rubber Stamps
was having a FLASH (don't you love that word?) sale a while ago. We didn't even know the factory was over in the East Bay (in Richmond).
Of course we had to go check it out -- and we made a day of it!
How about you guys come along?
|The factory store is open Monday and Wednesday from 10AM-3PM but a Flash Sale is extra special.
I think if you go to the website for Hero Arts (linked above) or the FaceBook page you will get notices when the flash sales are.
|See what I mean?? Boxes and boxes of stamps (mostly cling) for $, $2 and $3 only.
|But besides the tables set up for the flash sale, you can go into the regular little store too where there is more stuff...and a really nice woman named Debbie was helping us there.
|We made a day out of it and after the stop at Hero Arts, my pals had to deliver their altered books to
the Altered Book Show at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.
|And, lucky me, I got to have a preview of the wonderful upcoming show and auction of altered books. You can bet I am going to bid on some of them
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
If you're in the Bay Area I recommend you go.
|Several pieces were made of de-constructed books -- just my type.
|Right across the street from lunch were two thrift shops. It was almost as if they knew we were coming.......
|When we saw the $50.00 we were not amused but then we realized that it was $50.00 for everything in the basket.....hum......surely chipping in $25 each Monica and I have plenty to share. Score!
|Hero Art Stamps
These are some of the cool faux postage stamps I got.......
|And there are some MORE of the stamps I got....you all know by now I cannot resist faux postage...
|And the stamps are already in use in my altered passport project. You know my rule -- if you bring it home you better use it!
Can you tell the real stamps from the faux?