Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday

I was going to schedule this for Saturday, but...I'm posting it today instead.

Still playing with tea bags; experimenting with different techniques.  Different tea bags have different colorations and different folding methods.  Some are easy to open without tearing; some are not.  It doesn't make much difference as I don't mind the tears or ragged appearance of those that are more stubborn.


I'm almost through with the tea bags I'd been storing up.  The trip last week caused a quicker depletion than I expected since I wasn't drinking tea and saving the bags.  Should have started saving them earlier.  :)


Mail Art


from Jacque H.

 See what she included?
Beautiful lacy fabric, delightful items for decorating envelopes,
and cheerful stamps!

A vintage postcard from Naomi


A gorgeous shot of the lights 
along the Singapore River
from Melody.

Outgoing

To Jacque


 To Mila, and that is a pic of her on the tea bag.

To Max
 and another mini-collage on the back,a la Jackie Long

To StripyGoose,
a thank you for the pink-crested cello bird.

To Melody 

To Naomi


Some blogs that I've been enjoying, but haven't posted about:

Another 365 Days Around the Sun-- Cheryl marks her steps around New York City with photos.  This is a very personal NYC that brings it down to earth and makes it distinctive in a intimate way:  playgrounds, signs, trees in their spring glory, sidewalk art.  A New York in microcosm, making it feel familiar and unintimidating, another human space.  

Alisa Burke: Redefine Creativity-- This is my imaginary home.  My imaginary life.  Full of color and art and family.  Just reading her posts cheers up my day.  


:)


12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful riot of glorious colour!

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    1. I'm going to have to put the tea bags aside for awhile and make some more postcards and envelopes! Oh, darn! My life is just full of drudgery. ;p

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  2. Your postcards are so good. I love them.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I want to work in an art journal, but it is more fun to to send stuff out. Everything is an experiment, and I never know what to expect--which, of course, is just the way I like it!

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  3. Jen! This is a great bunch of inspirational mail art! There is something special in each piece for each recipient including you. I love that. I keep going back and forth examining each one and seeing something new each time. A great many happy mail days are in this batch. Love your sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Annie! My mailbox is a happy place these days. I love checking it each day to see if a new surprise is waiting for me. :) My work space, however, is a mess of paint and collage material and gesso and pastes and lists of things to try!

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  4. You are having such fun with your mail art! I love the cat poem to Max. It reminds me of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. I saw a version that had drawings and unusual fonts and loved the artistic style. Of course, it was an out of print library book and no longer available.

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    1. The cat poem was from T.S. Eliot, of course! I love all the Practical Cats. The drawing on this postcard was supposed to be Edgrrr, the lead in our Triad of Bad Cats. Unfortunately, although it resembles a cat, it doesn't look anything like Edgrrr!

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  5. I can't even remember now how I stumble upon your site but I'm absolutely thrilled that I did. I can't get enough of your mail art! Please keep posting your incredible work/play.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Here's a funny thing about writing the letters--I think about all kinds of things, that I don't always notice. Sometimes, it is in response to what someone wrote to me, sometimes, I just take time to focus my thoughts. Usually, I'm so busy hopping from one thing to another, one experiment to another, that things escape my attention, but when I sit down to answer a letter thinking I have nothing to say, I surprise myself.

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  6. It's the decorating of envelopes and postcards I find so fascinating. Amazing artwork...some whimsical, some outright drop-dead gorgeous.
    Now I can't wait to open your site/blog, hoping you've posted again.
    No pressure...ha-ha-ha.

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Good to hear from you!