Friday, July 26, 2013
What you may not be able to see is that the reflections poem is written on reflective, mirror-like card. the envelope has raindrops etched into it and the silver card shines through.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
OK, so you expect mail artists to share certain things in common, a love of post marks, the joy the sound the mail person brings when you hear their footfall up the path, delight in particular glues and stamps... but this revelation from Carina took me completely by surprise! To demonstrate how much Carina and I share inspiration, look at the pictures below and read the captions. I have placed Carina's trash rug on various floors in my house.
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on the painted floor of our bathroom.|
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on a Chinese dragon rug bought by my mother at the Long Melford antiques sale . I walk on this rug daily and it reminds me of my mother.|
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on a rag rug I began but didn't have time to finish that mymother completed when she visited last Christmas.|
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on the rug Patrick and I bought in Turkey on our honeymoon (with money my uncle gave us for our wedding).|
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on a rug that my mother gave me when she moved out of our NYC westside apartment. Everytime I see it I think of NY and my father. I think it was in the green room.|
|Carina Granlund's trashrug on a rug bought as a gift from my parents when we lived in Singapore. We went on an oriental rug course and fell in love with this rug.|
I don't know what more I can say except that Carina's gift is a very special one, one that will need a place outside my box of mail art. I love it and I love that it has helped me to understand Carina and myself more. I don't know if Diane's mother also made rugs but I can't help being sure there is more than just the postal thing that connects us all.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Where ever it belongs, this delightful card from janine takes me to another era. I think I am on a train eating chocolate bonbons. Not all mailart can transport me, but this one does! Thank you Janine.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Received this sandpo from Dimitra in response to my wishes for Greece. Very haptic. I wonder where the sand came from too. I have never been to Greece, and would love to one day. We have a very good friend who lives in Athens and has a rural place too, on one of the isalnds, I think. We always mean to go, but haven't so far. I wrote to my friend and asked how things were in Greece, her country, and she said they were tough but down-played it in a way too. I think you need to be in something to gauge it really... I love the stamps Dimitra chose. Good luck Greece!
I have also been experimenting with using clear injet labels over painted cards, recycled cards.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
The archeology of this piece by Borderline Grafix feels museum quality. Matt Stolte has an ocean project. More beautiful VISPO.