Sunday, January 26, 2014
For as long as I can remember my aunt has spelled out NOEL in magnetic letters and affixed it to her refrigerator. Maybe it moved around a little bit. When I would come over to her house for Christmas dinner I would change the spelling to LEON. What a great prank, right? I did this every year until this last year when the letters weren’t on the fridge. I went all over the house just so I could mess up the message. Unfortunately I never found NOEL. A few days later I sent my aunt a letter about how disappointed I was. Last week NOEL sent me a response letter about why he wasn’t around for the holidays. Subsequently the letter is one of my favorite pieces of mail I’ve ever received. Such great stuff.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I feel like I’ve been on a roll with making mail-art. At this point in the year (a really new year) I have finished and mailed 25 different cards. Sitting on my shelf is another 15 cards ready to go out into the world, all I need to do is write in some addresses and boom, and they’re gone. I like some of these images too. I think I’m going to send more to shows. I think I’m going to make more. I think I’m going to send more. I need to send more. These are images of those that have hit their mark from Germany to Georgia. It’s going to be a big mail-art year. As soon as I finish up one of my zines that’s going out too. For some reason I can’t find the time to finish one of the zines, but I will. This week or bust on that project.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
It took me well over a year to finish my first collection of collages / mail art book. Less than a week later, maybe the next day, I started working on another book. This one I have a little plan with. I’m trying to work with new techniques, lots of colors, paints, collages, stickers, found images, and general garbage. This book is made out of watercolor paper I purchased at a thrift store some time ago. I brought out the spray-paint last night. Got markers on the thing and a collage contemplating the Barbara Streisand question? I really like that I add a thing or two a night and then leave it alone for a little while. One day I will have my own lair where I can continually have things on the burner, but until then I have something sitting on top of my dresser, ready for more additions.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I’ve written quite a bit about my great-aunt on this blog in the past. I wrote about how she introduced me to sending postcards (it was he...
Before I went to Europe I sent out a couple feelers to people about mail-art events, or simple meet ups. It was a desperate plea, one that d...
Out of the blue I got a message or piece of mail art (I cannot remember) asking if I’d be interested in a task. I love tasks! The task invol...