Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some more Mail Art plus....

 This #67 was part of a #CreativeSprint day, where I showed, in a series of images, how to make a piece of Mail Art.

#60 was a #CreativeSprint, where I got inspiration from some mail. It was an article from EWG about the pesticides used in conventional strawberry growing.

#62 was day 17 of #CreativeSprint. It was about writing a poem, which I'm not good at so I cut a bunch of words out of a magazine, randomly, as much as possible, but of course I was making choices. I then arranged them into this Poem - THINKING, All looked, Embracing the good. See See, Feel this Life. Be bedcoming THE spring.
Not bad for a non-poet, I'd say.


In #66, I cut up a large pieces of Mail Art that I'd received awhile ago from my Mail Art friend in Hamburg. It was on firm cardboard but I was able to get it cut up into some varied sizes. I added the playing card, the cat and the lips, and sent it off to Erni. 
 Here's the Grand-Girl, Miss Z (3), who decided she was going to call me "M" and spells out my name.

She's sitting in the antique high chair that we got in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in the early 1970s.
It's her art chair upstairs. She's drawing doughnuts. She's never eaten one but she has a good idea what they are.

I received some mail art from Keith Chambers. Including a beautiful page of faux postage commemorating DaDa.

I had to frame it and display it.
What fun to make, send and receive mail that is not a bill or an advertisement.

The usual - Mail Art and a bit more

 These blue cards were made as part of my #CreativeSprint. It might have been for day 10, and had something to do with water (to state the obvious) and I wrote about something that happened to my older sister.

She lived on Kalsman St. in Los Angeles many years ago, down hill from a dam. One day the day gave way and, as she was running up hill with her children, she looked back and saw a wall of water going by on the cross street below her. She said that it was amazing. She could see cars, refrigerators, and other things being carried away in that wall of water. After a bit, the water started to come up the street she was on. It stopped at the steps to her apartment building. What a story. The power of water.



 So I mad a few water cards to send out.

#61 was also done for #CreativeSprint. Day 16, which was something about making oneself laugh out loud.
And it made my honey say "heh heh" and then I said "heh heh" too. So it worked.


And I wanted to share this little "hospital" scene with you.
Dan in the hospital
Our grand-girl (3) love the little people hospital. She loves to play with it at our home. She put our nephew Dan into it when she learned that he'd gotten into some poison ivy and had to see a doctor. She has kept the '"pretend Dan" as she calls him in hospital, although the real Dan is now fine.  This really makes the real Dan laugh when we give him updates.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Mail Art, Creative Sprint AND Slow Art Day 2016

2016 #43b

2016 #48c

2016 #50
 Here are a few pieces of Mail Art that I recently added. The two with the b & c are ones that I'd made earlier and was going to frame but then decided to turn them in to Mail Art, so I had to fit them into the numbering scheme I'm keeping.

So this is day 6 of #creativesprint and it's a lot of fun and keeps the brain going. There's still time to join us. Go to the website and sign on.
 This triptych shows three pieces of work from the VMFA McGlothlin collection. I'm hosting Slow Art Day there for the 5th time, on April 9th.  If you're in the area, join us. Just send me an e-mail to let me know you're coming and I'll have enough handouts ready. More about Slow Art Day HERE.
This image was, also, part of my #creativesprint. I used it for Day 3.

So there are two things you're invited to participate in with me. The first one - you can be anywhere in the world to be part of. The second one - you've got to be in the Richmond, VA, USA vicinity.

Hope to see you on one or the other or both!
Happy ART time!