Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More in the JFK series

The Mail Art on the left with the Kehinde Wiley painting as the background is the most recent of my JFK collages. I'm really fond of how it turned out. I'm, also, using old postage stamps in these collages.

Number 80 was made today, to send to an Internet friend, who found out she had a life threatening illness.
Butterflies always bring some joy into the world.
I don't know why the image of that Mail Art moved down below, but it did, and I can't move it back up here. Dang parameters of this platform. Dang.

  I included a photo of the commemorative postage stamp sheet that the JFK images are coming off of.  I scooped up a bunch of them when we were doing a mailing for a friend of mine, who's running for political office locally.  I have lots of them, so let me so you'll be seeing this series a lot in the coming months.
The stamp sheet



Friday, July 07, 2017

La ciudad de Mexico (February visit)

A beautiful mural in a difficult location.
 We came across a courtyard full of sculptures like this. Charming, I loved them. I have no memory of the artist. Anybody recognize these?
A church interior, very peaceful even with a lot of people in it.
 So much gold. It's real, too.
Architecture against a blue sky is kind of perfect.
In the gallery at the Museum of Design. There's no collection, but rather shows of design work that change, and a nice shop.

The exhibit at the time we were there, two sisters from Buenos Aires.
Fabulous jewelry, and all for sale!
They used vintage materials for parts of their work. Very different.

I got a pair of earrings, but at the moment, I'm thinking "where are they?" I can't remember where I put the. Uh oh!

Mail Art Mail Art Mail Art

circa 2003
 I rediscovered a small cache of my own small collages that I made when US postage was $.23. I used them as samples in classes that I was teaching. So I added something to each one, and made them into current Mail Art to send out. I'm more minimal these days.
This card was sent to a VisPo mail art call.
 This card is going to a fish mail art collector.
I can't remember where I sent this one but it turned out interesting, spacially.
circa 2003

circa 2003

circa 2003

 I sent this one to Margate, U.K. for a fundraiser for Margate Caves something or other. A community center is planned and they're raising funds. AND since my pseudonym when I was worked in reservations for a now defunct airline was Miss Margate, I had to submit. My British colleagues were much amused by my pseudonym. It was like saying Miss Coney Island to an American.
This images is from the sheet of JFK stamps put out by the USPS. My friend used lots of the stamps for a mailing and I got the part left over. You'll be seeing a lot of JFK in the future.
This collage is on a CD. I'm not sure who'll receive it, yet.