|We've had two - count 'em - two - mail art meetings since I last posted and they have been great.|
My artistamp passport is really getting filled up too.
|For our September meeting, we were very lucky to have Mandy Ross speak and do a slide show of her fabulous collection of old scrapbooks.|
Mandy is @paperofthe past on Instagram and
here is the link to her website
She just happens to live in San Francisco and was nice enough to come and talk to us. You've got to check out her website or IG, you're going to love it.
|She loves old paper too.....and she joined out group...|
|Some scrapbook pages....pretty wonderful, right? I keep thinking (and hoping) someone will collect all the stuff I make one day when I'm gone...|
|For our October meeting, Deble did a demo of making fan books. She inspired the whole group and I think we all went back to our studios and made them. So easy and so much fun....|
|You can see why they are called fan books. Very cool.|
|I went home and made this one for a certain little kid I know! Pretty cool. You can use them as a birthday greeting and put dollar bills inside for a young child....I can think of lots of themes for them and all those pockets..|
|And, here's an accordion book I made using airmail envelopes. I like anything with an air mail theme. Those stripes! Those colors! These two book styles are quite similar and both super easy and fun to make.|
I follow you on IG but I love the additional details you provide on your blog. I however am getting ready to turn my blog off - have not posted since May 2017!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Jewels! Thanks for the comment and I am happy you enjoy the blog even if you do see me on IG!Delete
I follow you on instagram and facebook, I have a notification thing set up for your blog posts and I still check to see if I didn't miss a post from you. So here is one person who certainly doesn't mind to see things twice.ReplyDelete
You are so very nice and I am happy you enjoy the blog and IG and FB. Thanks so much for being so encouraging.Delete
I do enjoy your blog, and I always check out what you are posting. That said, I follow you on Instagram and like the frequency of seeing and hearing from you there.ReplyDelete
Hi! Just sent you some mail -- finally! And thanks for commenting and putting up with me in both places.Delete
I follow you on Insta and Facebook and love your posts! I also understand the challenges of keeping a more in-depth blog going. But your blog articles are so engaging, so keep meditating on it and the answer will come to you. xoReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I really do enjoy blogging but it was a lot more fun in the old days when people really seemed to follow and comment on blogs. But it does seem I have some lovely and loyal blog followers so thank you (all),Delete
I always look forward to your blog posts. I haven't made it on to instagram ... not sure I am ready to go down that rabbit hole! And I am still one of the few people I know who is not on facebook.ReplyDelete
Well hello FinnBadger.....So nice to know you are still reading the blog. I do really enjoy Instagram....I have it so I see mostly beautiful art and it is a lovely feed with much less politics or snarky stuff than FB. You might enjoy it.Delete
Those little books are so delightful! I still like blogs better than IG, so I'm glad you took the time to post.ReplyDelete
Miss Iowa -- thanks for your comment. I will try to post more open....I like blogs too....and those books are very fun to make.Delete
Still haven't thought to follow all of my blog writers on IG, was kind of like "Oh yeah! I should look her up!" But I do like to read articles as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jane -- I really appreciate you coming over from Instagram to take a look at my blog. Many thanks....Delete
I did miss you and would miss you if you go to Instagram exclusively! I too like all of the details you share here on your blog, I feel much more connected this way!ReplyDelete
Anyway, the choice is yours and I do understand the pain of multiple postings! argh!
Thanks for sharing today! I love those fan booklets and the fig tart looks delish!
Hi Jackie -- thanks so much for your comment and encouragement. I do enjoy blogging but I also really like IG. I will try to keep up with both for now. I try not to post all the same photos on all three forums (IG, FB and Blog) but it's hard.....luckily I like to take photos.Delete
Although I’m still not well, I apologize for taking so long to visit. I am just now making it out of bed.ReplyDelete
I definitely miss you, Pamela since I am NOT on Instagram or Facebook. Still just a blogger and proud of it. I'm so glad you are blogging for those of us who still find this the easiest and SAFEST way to get our art and our messages out there.
I have made a couple of those fan books, both inside an altered book. I placed tags inside mine, but I like the idea of gifts with money (or even stamps, too). Your art is fabulous, your photos are always amazing, and your food always makes me hungry, dear Pamela.
Well, Elizabeth -- how nice you are. And I do hope you are feeling a lot better very soon. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog too. I really appreciate your support. Feel better!Delete
I know, I too, am having so much fun at Instagram that sometimes it's hard to create posts. But I, like many, love your descriptions of things and to see more pictures, of course :-) I love all the art you've made in the last few months!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Margarete. I'm glad you check out the blog. IG realky is fun but it is nice to be able to write more......I always love your blog posts too.....Delete