playing with paper

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book of the Undead

My first page for the Zombie Encyclopedia Project

My second page for the Zombie Encyclopedia Project

I honestly didn't think I would be able to participate in this project. I have never really had much interest in zombies. (Though I do own "Thriller" on vinyl.) I thought I might not even try; just send the blank pages back, or forward to someone else. Perhaps hearing my husband play "Stalker" the last few evenings had some influence. I decided to try, and I am pleasantly surprised with my results. (That is, if anything related to zombies can be pleasant.) Tame by some standards I'm sure, but I'm so glad I gave it a chance, gave myself a chance. I guess you just never know.

If you like zombies and mail art, check out Mail of the Living Dead for more. Now I have to figure out who to send this to next. Any takers?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Life, Art, and Letters

Life has gotten in the way of keeping up with blog posts and new creative endeavors lately (again.) I am spending my quiet moments these last few days sending Real Mail. I thank those of you whose letters arrived in my mailbox last week. My middle daughter spent three days in the hospital receiving antibiotics for pneumonia, and those letters brought more cheer to me than you could have imagined when you sent them. She is home now and almost back to her old self.

I wanted to share a story of art, love, and letters I enjoyed on NPR this morning.
"Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: Their Love and Life in Letters"

May you be startled by unexpected beauty today.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Old Outgoing Postcards

Re-purposed book cover postcard sent to Finland via Postcrossing
18 May 2011

Vintage airmail stamp collage sent to China direct swap
31 May 2011

Wine label and map collage card sent to Send Me A Million Postcards
7 June 2011
(I hope this project continues though the website has gone missing.
Does anyone have any information?)

Vintage linen card collage sent to Nadine of IUOMA
20 June 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011