Saturday, November 25, 2017
BE NICE is actually a framed tea towel that I saw in a gallery in Paris last month. I didn't note the artist's name and I can't enlarge the photo enough to read the label. Maybe you can.
In any case, I like the admonition. It's especially powerful in our current political climate in the United States.
Maybe I'll make a book, someday. or not.
Oh and something very cool to share - My son made a shop where you can buy cool stuff with his cool images on them. Check it out HERE.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
|Homage to Josef Albers|
I can't remember which day that was for, but it was prompted by my remembering how much my art foundation year was so informative to my life as an artist and a teacher.
My profs had been educated by men who immigrated to the U.S. to escape Nazi Germany. They were teachers at the Bauhaus academy and brought their knowledge with them where they could all get teaching or professional jobs. How fortunate for all of us.
My teachers learned from them and passed it along to me. I remember how profound the feeling when I viewed the slides that Josef Albers showed to our Art History class. He was invited by our teacher, Canio Radice (who wore bowties to class and I think might have smoked a cigar.) I don't remember much about Albers, silly 18 year old that I was, but I remember the impact the slides of his projects had on me.
The second photo was taken in Jakarta. The organizer of MicroGalleries enlarged our favorite of my cards, and also made postcard sized copies of it for people to write on. I don't know what they wrote or where they sent them, but isn't this so cool?
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The MicroGalleries installation opens October 6th. I'm not sure how the pieces are pasted up but one looks large! These aren't the originals, of course. I sent digital files.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
|Day 1 - something to fit in your hand|
And here's the notice for all of you out there - you can do this, too.
It's easy, it's free, it's an international art game.
Sign up HERE.
Come on, join me. Use a translator, if you have to, but find out what's going on.
|Day 1 - use what's in your immediate environment.|
|Day 2 It's a long story|
|Day 3 Combine two things that don't go together.|
Monday, October 02, 2017
I think the only ones that I didn't have photos of were the first three envelopes. But hey! I got all the rest.
The adresses are obscured for obvious reasons.
I've heard from three people so far, via e-mail, ha ha ha, thanking me for writing to them. Sweet.
I hope they brought smiles to the recipients.
But that's not important.
I just wanted to share with you and to encourage you to reach out to people you haven't heard from in awhile, haven't seen or spoken to, or have only met on-line through one of your social media groups. It's really important to connect or stay connected. Really.
And here's another plug - It's not too late to join me in Creative Sprint. We're two days into it, but you can still join. Go to the link HERE.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
So far, so good. But then it's only day 5. I've sent mail to Morocco, Canada, California, New Hampshire, and Florida.
I even made some note cards using one of my SMILE collages.
Now for my pitch - Join me in the #CreativeSprint. Sign up. It's easy. You'll get a prompt in your e-mail box everyday for a month. You can choose to do it or not, but doing it daily is an amazing practice. Anyone can join. It's an international art game, sort of. It will change your perceptions, make you less anxious, buoy your spirits, reveal amazing things about your creativity, and you'll make a lot of new on-line friends all around the world. Really, it's amazing. It's free. Anyone can participate. Young, old, classrooms, schools, businesses, social groups. Do it. Join me. Please.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
|two tote bags|
|a couple more tote bags|
|dreaming of fishes|
|The partial eclipse shadow|
|The odd eclipse sky|
The eclipse was seen partially in our part of the country and, even at 86% or whatever, it was pretty phenomenal. The sky turned an interesting color, the light changed to something eerie, and not describable.
And I hope that my Mail Art recipients' spirits are lifted by receiving something fun in their mail box.
Hope you share some neighborly moments or get some good mail.
Hugs for everyone.
Monday, August 07, 2017
When I was notified that Micro Galleries was doing another event, I submitted a few images to see if they'd be interested and they were.
Yay, these pieces will be seen in Jakarta, Indonesia. I hope they "translate" visually for people of a different culture.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Butterflies always bring some joy into the world.
I don't know why the image of that Mail Art moved down below, but it did, and I can't move it back up here. Dang parameters of this platform. Dang.
I included a photo of the commemorative postage stamp sheet that the JFK images are coming off of. I scooped up a bunch of them when we were doing a mailing for a friend of mine, who's running for political office locally. I have lots of them, so let me so you'll be seeing this series a lot in the coming months.
|The stamp sheet|
Friday, July 07, 2017
The exhibit at the time we were there, two sisters from Buenos Aires.
I got a pair of earrings, but at the moment, I'm thinking "where are they?" I can't remember where I put the. Uh oh!