Monday, August 19, 2019

Altered vintage cards and a MURAL!

Ah to swim or not.
Look, over here! 
Noah's mural for the Festival. Very exciting for him and for us.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Landscape Beautification Project - new series 2019

#29

#30
 The Landscape Beautification Project places large art works into the landscape to offer the public an unusual viewing experience.

Sometimes, it's quite disconcerting, such as the Dam project.
#31

#32




At times, the installation presents a monumental headache but so far there have been no fatalities amongst the installers or the viewers.









This project will continue as long as the appropriate images can be secured for specific locations.

Ah, yes, it's definitely been site specific.

If you have any suggestions as to artists or locations, feel free to contact the LBP.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

"Business" cards

I decided to have some "business" cards made from some of my collages. I had a bunch of the sunglasses series and several of the butterfly hand series on a thumb drive. I took it to a local printer and look what I got!! So fun. The large image is a 4" x 6" postcard. Next time, I'll make a bunch with that image since it's one of my favorites.

I'll take these to Kolaj Fest.  I'm very excited to be going back to New Orleans, and about going to this event. I'm hoping to meet some folks with whom I've exchanged Mailart.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

I'm BAAACK - where have I been so long??

Portrait of Me by grandgirl Z

Postcards to Voters

Postcards to Voters

Postcards to Voters

Poem by Z

Sky at Lombardy and monument














I've been writing a lot of postcards to get out the vote. Campaigns are listed through #postcardstovoters and are for candidates all over the country. If you're in the U.S. and interested in writing, you can join by sending an e-mail to Join@tonythedemocrat.org

The portrait of me was done by the grandgirl while at home and brought over as a gift. It wasn't from life, but from memory, she said.


















I gave the grandgirl three words to write a poem from - she wrote phonetically. See if you can read it.


















This view of the two buildings and the statue are sometimes the best view on my drive to Battery Park. The light hits them just right. I was driving so it was difficult to capture, and a bit dangerous, yes, I know.

Have you ever taken photos from your car while driving?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Mail Art collages

Circles at hand #11 2019
This one went to someone in the U.K. who joined my circles group on IUOMA.









#13 2019
This one I wrote a long caption - Something like this: The appearance of the large painting disturbed the tranqility of the lake. The observers were quite perplexed.

Ha ha ha


#14 2019 

Entered in a Mail Art Exhibit










For #14, I wrote something like, the postage stamps fell to earth like blades, causing dismay.
This was an not a natural phenomenon. I sent it to someone in Belgium so I wrote the caption in French.

ha ha ha

The freaking looking animal creature, was made for an exhibit about fakes, frauds, or something like that, in New Hampshire.

I amuse myself with these collage Mail Art pieces. Do they make you laugh?

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Ah!

Rubber stamping on an Add and Pass mail art piece.

I've so many other things to put up here but I can't find the images to add them to my blog. This has been a problem since using the Chrome Book. Oh the Mac was so easy, but I was not wanting to spend so much money to replace my old MacBook. Waaa. I opted for a Toshiba Chrome Book, which if you only want to do e-mails and keep documents and do google searches, it just fine. But for other things, I'm just not learning how to do them on this. oh well.

Anyway, here's a visual. And don't forget to send some Tea related Mail Art to my friend. You have until 14 February.
Send family friendly, of course, to CaryTown Teas at 2517 w. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23220  USA
Patricia and Misty will love receiving you mail and it'll be on display at the shop.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Rubber Stamped Mail Art


Having fun with my rubber stamps again.  I was using these to write my PostcardstoVoters. I felt the need to create some Mail Art using the stamps.
 With this card, I did a not so great job with the two stamp set of the bird. Not a good registration. It's one of the stamps that I got at Le Tampographe Sardon in Paris last October. I have to practice using it more.
The little airplane comes from Le Tampographe, also. I think this one is very effective in terms of the spatial effect of the planes overhead.
These two aren's as successful spatically, I think. And the red stamp pad was falling apart so I got globs of red which over went over with another letter. They're okay but not as successful as the first one. I'll do more of these probably.

What do you think? Should I keep on with the theme? Or play with something else?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

More Patterns

 My latest thoughts on these patterns, digital collages, is that I'd like to maybe print them and see how they hold up.

What do you think?

Square format, by the way, is because I'm using the Layout App on my iPhone.



Friday, January 11, 2019

Patterns

I started playing around with the Layout App on my phone for the first time on a flight home from somewhere, maybe Mexico. I was totally taken by the possibilites of making patterns. Collages in a different way, cut and paste in a different way.








Since that first times, I've played around with lots of my images to see how I can change them so that you can either see
what I was working with clearly, or the
original image is so changed you have no
idea what it was.
I've been finding this to be very meditative.

And I was especially happy to see them changed by being enlarged, printed, and hung up along a street in Kathmandu, during the most recent MicroGalleries event.
Sometimes, I think I'd like to create fabrics using these patterns, or wall paper.

What do you think? Other uses for them?