Sunday, May 08, 2022

A quiet day in my studio





An altered postcard that is had since we were in Mexico City in 2017. It called for some more bands. With color. 


This was a lot of fun, it’s the result of my playing around with the Layout App on my phone and some photos I too off the TV screen of the Kentucky Derby. 
I added arms to the man and then added the man to a postcard I had from a museum in Canada. I sent it off already so can’t check on the info   The image below is an altered photo image that I cut off of a card, maybe a Christmas card? It was so Nice I didn’t want to Toss it so I altered it. Now it has a new life as Mailart. Have you done that?


 

Friday, April 29, 2022

I'm still not sure how to get an image loaded where I see it, and not code, which is what I see while I'm typing this rignt now. i'm sure the image will post but this is very different from how this worked previously. Disconcerting. I'm not giving up, though. Would you? This image I created for an e-mailart project to email to a mailartist in Ukraine. He received it, that I know as he answered back, but how he is right now, I don't know. Best of wishes to him.


THANKS dear friends for letting me know how to fix this! 

Catching up on Mailart - 2

Lately, I've been having trouble getting images up onto my blog and to IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists. I don't know why, and because I don't know why, I can't fix it. I had planned to put information about the pieces that I posted in my previous post but was unable to do so as the images came up as code with no way for me to know where one image stopped and another began, so no info, thus my own comment on my own posting. I had hope to be more active again on this blog, as in the past, but that looks like it won't happen. too bad. Not that I have a lot of visitors, but this was a nice archive for me. I'm going to attempt to add a photo to this post. Wish me luck (me to myself) Well, it's showing up here as code. I hope it appears as an image in the actual post. Puzzled, very puzzled.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Some Mail Art - in and out

I received some Circle Mail Art from Sil in Belgium and sent a piece out to her same day. I've been lax about sending. I'm trying to be better about it and sending as I receive, BUT what to do about the pile up on my studio table - all wonderful gifts of incoming from Mail Artists around the world. Any ideas would be appreciated!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

A Memorial Poem

NAMES It's that time of year - the holy time - when we formally - communally - remember - and say the names aloud - of those - no longer with us - I'm thinking - this year - of the names - how long it would take - to read them aloud - so many people gone - everywhere - in the newspaper - I say the names aloud - of people I don't know - and yet - feel the need to say their names - aloud - Ida - Earl - Alfreda - Marvin - Robert - Shirley - Cornelius - Verlina - and Casey - Aloud - Giving momentary substance. -in memory- 09.15.2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Alterations to Vintage Cards

I cut out a bunch of shoes from a 1970's Sears catalog not knowing what I'd do with them.


Of course -  giant shoes in landscapes. What else?

I didn't keep a copy of what I wrote on the reverse for most of these before I sent them off. You can think up your own stories, if you'd like.

A giant shoe on the lawn of the United Daughters of the Confederacy building. Can you imagine how perturbed the ladies were to find this on their lawn?






 I have the story for this one - Who decided on a shoe ornament for the garden was never discovered. The gardeners disliked it immensely. It filled with water when it rained and was hard to drain.

I amuse myself, make myself laugh.

Write a few stories yourself and let me know if you do. 


A quiet day in my studio

An altered postcard that is had since we were in Mexico City in 2017. It called for some more bands. With color.  This was a lot of fun, it’...