Friday, August 31, 2012

Mail Art + clouds + book club

 With this piece of mail art, I made use of cardboard cut from a box of penne pasta. I used the window part, sandwiched some bits between it and a backing. I used some of my new Washi tape to hold the cellophane (or whatever that clear stuff is called) in place. The bits move around inside. Hopefully, this will make it through the post without ripping.

For this card, I punched out holes in the top piece and backed it with a piece cut from a cereal box. I used the two punched out circles to make a subtle difference in the art work.  When you touch the card you can feel the difference of the indentations and the added circles.  Mail Art for the site impaired? Hmmm, an idea!
 Yesterday, our little Club de lectores (book club) met to talk about three more chapters in the book Senderos-Fronterizos by Francisco Jimenez. Last month, we read his book Cajas de Carton, known as The Circuit in English. He actually wrote the books in English, then they were translated into Spanish. They are very moving stories about the author growing up in the 40s and 50s as the child of migrant workers. He, also, worked as a picker in the fields.
Some more lovely clouds. That puffy part standing up is so cute looking. I though it had to be a toy bear, seen from the back, looking to it's right. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

definitely a bear looking to its right! xo, bb