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

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


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


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?

Friday, October 05, 2018

NEW Tea Themed Mail Art call and more EXTENDED DEADLINE!!

 My friend, Patricia, has a new location for her tea shop. In 2011, people sent in Tea themed Mail Art, which she framed and has up in her shop. Yes, she moved it to the new place. BUT I'd like her to have NEW Mail Art. SO, I'm asking you to make some to send to her.

Theme-Tea, of course
Size - 4"x6", 10cm x 15cm
Family friendly
deadline-14 February 2019

The work will be documented on the old

Send to: Cary Town Teas
2517 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

She'll be very excited to receive new MA.

 Here's a piece of my Mail Art. The back ground is from an exhibit card and looks warped but it isn't.  I don't know where I'll send this off to yet.
This is what I did for Day 1 of Creative Sprint.  You can follow the link, click on the words, and you can join this FREE international, creativity game. It's a lot of fun. Really. You need to do this. It relieves stress and you make friends who are doing the same thing. Day one's prompt was to make something that fits in the palm of your hand from things in your immediate environment. Fun, right?

It takes only a few minutes and you have all day to think of something and do it.

Come and play with us.
I'm on Instagram as @mimgolub if you want to
see all the things I've done so far. And Check out
#creativesprint for all of the things coming in from all over the world.

Happy creativity!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Portraits of Me, and lots of postcards to voters!

A female Pharoah
Portraits of Mim
Postcards to voters, in Texas USA

More postcards to voters, in Texas, USA

The Grand girl, age 5, delights me with her art work. The other day, she got intereted in ancient Egypt so we looked up images and then she asked for paper and a pen. The dress has embroidery on the yoke and a pleated skirt. On the feet, sandals, She said "They might look like duck feet but they aren't." 
She made colorful portrait of me for my birthday a year ago July, and then made two portraits of me a few days ago. In one, I look angry, but she said "that you calling for Chuck to come downstairs." Actually, she was the one calling for him that day.  He was upstairs in his studio and she wanted to see him. 

I've been spending a lot of time writing postcards to voters to get out the vote in various elections. I did a batch for different candidates for state senate in New York state, and now we're on to the U.S. midterms. This is a very important election. I'm doing what I can to help by spending time and money on stamps. I hope my cards motivate the receivers to get out to the polls.

We're off for a few days on a trip to the opposite coast. Quite a good time to leave as a big hurricane is set to effect weather in our area this coming week end. I'll be posting photos from the trip when I return.

Do you get active in politics? What do you do? Do you have small artists to interact with? I wish I could still draw like that. I have too much education and can't regain that lovely unselfconsciousness of childhood. Picasso strived for it and I think he did a good job getting to it. What do you think?

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Skies, clouds, river, and bridge.

VMFA clouds

Potterfield bridge clouds

James River clouds

Potterfield bridge clouds

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bizoo - the cat

View from our bed!

Near you, it's where I have to be!

I decided to get back to my blog after a long absence, mainly because I think I figured out how to add photos.  I continue to struggle with my Toshiba Chrome Book, still learning to find my photos! Where do they go? I have to add them to my drive, I think, then I can't find them, oh whatever.

Here are two recent snaps of Bizoo, which came up on my drive, with a bunch of other photos that are boring and I don't know why I saved them, so I'll delete them after I finish this.

What's been going on - well, I've been writing lots more of those postcards to get out the vote. It's been really dismal for me, as many days I'm feeling distraught over what's going on in my country with the separation of children from their parents at our southern border. I think of my immigrant father and how he could have been taken from his mother. I think about our 5 year old grandgirl, mi corazon, and know how devastating a separation would be for her, for all of us.

  I write postcards. So far, since May, 600 for various campaigns. It's what I do now.

So what's going on for you? Do you have a cat? A dog? Do you participate actively in any political actions?