Showing posts from January, 2017

One on One Pamphlet with Tiina Kainulainen (Helsinki Finland)


"Eat At Slappy's" Collage

I belong to an online group of ‘dudes’ that post a lot of questionable images. It’s a group for about fifteen or so people to annoy and gross out each other. It’s like the back of the bus in high school. A few of the guys in the group work at a chicken restaurant in town name Slappy’s, a very good restaurant. Somehow this small group started making memes with the phrase “Eat at Slappy’s” and then posting them to our small group. Some of those images were quite questionable, silly, or even offensive. It took on a life of its own and blew up. Everyone in the group was slapping the phrase all over strange images found online. It got out of hand, so much so that it was suggested we should stop.

Right in the middle of barrage of images I went upstairs to work on some things. Without much direction I made a couple larger collages with a couple karate dudes right up front. Thinking of what to put with the karate dudes I went with a phrase I’d seen one too many times that week, “Eat at Slappy…

Address Books

At the end of this year I realized that I was running out of room in my current mail-art book. This book keeps all of the addresses for my correspondence. It also keeps a tally of how many pieces I send each year and how much I have received. Beside each person’s name that I correspond with I have the amount of work they’ve sent me and the amount I’ve sent them. I try and keep this as accurate as possible to ensure that I don’t cheat anyone. I try and stay equal with each person I send to, don’t want too much of a disparity. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen behind with some folks, those that are just too prolific. I’m sure that I miss something every once in a while.
I’m now starting on my third mail-art book. The first book I decommissioned about three years ago. Through the first two I have other types of lists. I have a world list where I tried to mark off the countries I’ve sent to, I have since abandoned that effort. I’ve also had lists for zines as well as CD’s and even as somewhat co…