Friday, August 30, 2013

Scans of Old 8 x 10ish Collages

For some reason I had the scanner out the other night and just randomly decided to scan this series. All of these were done over a few months at the end of last year. Not sure why I did these and then stopped? Some of them I mailed, maybe five or six, but I kept these hidden away in a closet. I think they look pretty neat. Seeing these reminds me that I need to make a bunch more which is going to be my goal over the next couple of weeks. Maybe they’ll hang somewhere more official one day? Maybe I’ll end up mailing them out to folks? One from this pile, my favorite one, is hanging in my dining room.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More People With the Summer Loot

Thanks goes out to Allan Bealy (NYC), Mike Foley (Walkertown NC), Gerald Bosch (Lexington NC), Lex!!! (Oakland CA) and Sara Neeves (High Point NC) for showing off their Nostrils stuff. It's fun to see the packages hit their mark.

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Trashbook" from Vizma Bruns (Australia)

Most of this summer has been finishing up the “bigger” projects on my list. In other words, I’ve spent more time putting together elaborate packages of zines mixed with CD’s than I have making postcards. I want to make more postcards. I need to make more postcards! Very soon I will get back to making postcards since all of the packages have gone out, or at least most of them have gone out.
My main inspiration is going to be this lovely “trashbook” from Vizma Bruns in Waitpinga Australia. The front and back cover were made from a package that I sent her, so the traveling distance for much of this paper is insane. It’s like a tennis match from far, far away. Not sure if I’m going hit the ball back, this one’s too good to send on. Thank you so much Vizma!

Monday, August 12, 2013

People Enjoying Nostrils (Send Me Your Pics)

Look at all of these happy NOSTRILS fans showing off their gear and "fun boxes." Go ahead, send me a picture of you enjoying the NOSTRILS and I will make something special for you. At the very top left is my Mom (Lexington NC), Bruce Palmer (San Jose CA), Nick Fletcher (Portland, OR), Will Parham (Winston-Salem NC), and Scott Wilson (Charlotte, NC).

Thoughts on the Summer Makings Process

I’ve been productive this summer. Normally I wake up around eight o’clock and put on the coffee. I watch twenty minutes of online videos,...