Saturday, September 13, 2014

I'm on a roll!

 Since, I'm in a catch up mood, I'll post some of the other pieces of Mail Art that I've made. More of my exploring the Inktense and water color pencils.
I added some collage bits to these, just because. I'm particularly pleased with #172, the way the large circle appears to be part of the water color area.

An acquaintance invited me to submit something to an exhibit in one of her Micro Gallery projects. She wanted 30 items, Mail Art for people to take away. 
 Since I do individual cards, usually, this would have been difficult, but I thought of the prints from another project that had gotten water damaged. I was able to cut away the borders, where the damage was, and ended up with postcard sized works. They're photos that were printed up for an exhibit I had several years ago.
It was called the New Jersey Turnpike Project. I would take photos, not driving, allowing the irregularities in the roadway, to cause the camera to move. The results were such fun. Lots of lights along the strip from the Holland Tunnel to Exit 11, if you know that route.

Here's a photo of the grand girl contemplating the big Buddha, at VMFA.

Good Grief, long time no see!


 I've been remiss in posting my Mail Art, that's for sure. I've been making it, not quite daily, but having a good time with it for sure.
Finding the woman for the vintage Chrysler building postcard made me so happy. I feel like I haven't had such a good combination in awhile, maybe since Tiny Town. #169 was sent to a Mail Art call having to do with the Moon Landing in 1969. I had First Cover from that time - trust me, not that valuable, all of you who might be horrified that I used a first cover for Mail Art. I did a collage to put inside the envelope.
#170 is more playing with my Inktense pencils. I got more of them. So fun. But I added a sleeping Buddha cause it seems so right.

The Big Buddha

La Paloma
On Sunday's we've been taking our grand girl to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and one of her favorite things to see is this Big Buddha, which is wood and from Japan. It's quite lovely and the room it's in is dimly lit and quiet. Only missing, a bench.

This pigeon is a ceramic piece that we saw at an exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, and I've been wanting to share it with you for awhile.  I wish I'd taken down the artist's name. A real miss on my part. If you know who did it, let me know.