David Stafford
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David Stafford's Discussions

Mail Art Call

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14, 2014. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Best adhesive for collage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kosmo Vinyl Apr 9, 2017. 82 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

Collage Materials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Dec 13, 2011. 47 Replies

20 years ago I came upon a stash of Time Magazines circa 1952. These have followed me around long enough. If anyone wants them and is willing to pay the shipping I'll send them to a good home. (in…Continue

 

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Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post Public Service Message
"Your description of that superpowerness is humbling, Dave, and as scary as McCarthy's face when facing pod life. Today, on learning I have no cell phone, Eyemart said "Then maybe you can find the last pay phone in America and call us to…"
Mar 31
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post Public Service Message
"Yes, the experience I have as a non cell (as opposed to incel) is similar to Kevin McCarthy's in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (or perhaps Rowdy Roddy Piper in "They Live.") Walking down Castro Street in Mountain View, in…"
Mar 29
Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post Public Service Message
"Thanks too (esp. for the laugh) from another corner of the no-cell-phone club. It's like island life, except people are all around. They're just not paying attention. This is life on earth now, folks. Sad. But I'm going to try that…"
Mar 29
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post Public Service Message
"Thank you and you're welcome, Carl. Who would have thought I could be nostalgic about people just sitting around talking, something I never valued quite highly enough at the time."
Mar 29
carl baker commented on David Stafford's blog post Public Service Message
"david, thats wonderful, and so practical, and the jello is so tasty. there are no questions, only disbelief about cell phone madness. well done, thanks. cb."
Mar 29
David Stafford posted a blog post

Public Service Message

Note: As part of my plea agreement I am required by law to post these PSAs periodically. Let me know if you have any questions.See More
Mar 28
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post A Public Service Message From Dave
"Richard, it's all based on mysterious algorithms I found in an old shoebox."
Mar 14
Richard Canard commented on David Stafford's blog post A Public Service Message From Dave
"12 or 13.03.19 Dare Mister David Stafford,  ...Oh, I think I get it---all one has to do is -just spin the wheel ! Thanx for posting. SinCelery, Richard Canard"
Mar 13
David Stafford left a comment for Bradford
" Bradford, Did you send me a message. I'm not sure I received the entire thing. Let me know. Dave"
Mar 13
David Stafford posted a blog post

A Public Service Message From Dave

I know just how vexing an issue this can be and that's why I've decided to offer this handy info wheel to those confused by this crazy, mixed up, modern world of mail art. I hasten to add: this is only a prototype. We're looking for investors who might want to help us iron out a few of the kinks. Please go to our gofund me site elsewhere on this planet. Or just bask in the knowledge that there are answers out there to questions that seemed beyond the reach of science. Many thanks to DeVillo…See More
Mar 13
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post YEAR O THE PIG PLUS MORE
"Okay, Ladies...we are all square. Katerina and Toni's monies received. Thank you! I hope everyone finds something of interest or use in these decaying talismans. I have more if anyone's interested. The cost for mailing is usually between…"
Mar 10
David Stafford commented on jon foster's blog post David Stafford's Response to 10 Years Of Mail Art Letter
"I'll try harder, Debra."
Mar 10
Ramona Adams left a comment for David Stafford
"I’m glad it arrived. I am really loving the magazines. Thanks again for the offering. "
Mar 2
David Stafford commented on David Stafford's blog post YEAR O THE PIG PLUS MORE
"You're welcome. Stay caffeinated, Norma."
Mar 1
Norma Soulet commented on David Stafford's blog post YEAR O THE PIG PLUS MORE
"Hi David, So happy the money arrived. Thanks for posting my "short work". :)"
Mar 1
David Stafford commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post David Stafford sends February magazines :-)
"You're welcome, Katerina. "
Mar 1

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Mail-Artist since:
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Seemed like a good idea at the time....
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137 Alamo Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Public Service Message

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 8:52pm 5 Comments

Note: As part of my plea agreement I am required by law to post these PSAs periodically. Let me know if you have any questions.

A Public Service Message From Dave

Posted on March 13, 2019 at 3:26am 2 Comments

I know just how vexing an issue this can be and that's why I've decided to offer this handy info wheel to those confused by this crazy, mixed up, modern world of mail art. I hasten to add: this is only a prototype. We're looking for investors who might want to help us iron out a few of the kinks. Please go to our gofund me site elsewhere on this planet. Or just bask in the knowledge that there are answers out there to questions that seemed beyond the reach of science. Many…

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YEAR O THE PIG PLUS MORE

Posted on February 8, 2019 at 9:40pm 13 Comments

Happy Year o' the Pig and all that. But wait...there's more. I'm finishing off my gargantuan scanning project. And now I have all these old magazines that I'm wondering what to do with. I've considered selling them on Etsy but it seems like a fool's errand since…

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Super Megathon Blogarama Deluxe-a Go-Go IV: The Umpire Strikes Back

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 12:31am 6 Comments

Brooke C. of Seattle sent my mom this fresh collage/painting. Alas, to complain about too much rain is not something we ever do in New Mexico. Would that we could. But your collage is still lovely, Brooke.

And she sent me this colorful…

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At 12:20am on March 2, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

I’m glad it arrived. I am really loving the magazines. Thanks again for the offering. 

At 12:13am on February 27, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

I’m sorry about your mom. It doesn’t matter how old you are it is difficult to lose parents.  My mother is 89 and has some dementia but is otherwise pretty healthy for her age. My father died at 45 but his father lived to be 101.  

Your moms dream visit shows that she is still with you.  

At 10:21pm on February 26, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Living in Hattiesburg is much like some of the ads in your magazines. We moved here in 2015 from Nashville area. I grew up here but left when I was 19 and vowed never to return. The weather is great. Hattiesburg is a little over an hour to the gulf coast and about the same to New Orleans. The culture is different. The other day I overheard a couple of old men (probably my age) talking about how they would not own a cell phone even if someone gave them one. Internet is not available everywhere here and lots of people don’t use it. Many people still use cash and don’t trust banks or government. The first question I get asked is where I go to church and they are astonished that I can function when I tell them we don’t participate in the religious experience as they understand it. Women are expected to “fix their husbands plate” and “get another glass of tea” on demand. My female relatives actually ask their husband’s permission to buy things and go places. I’ve slways been a bit of a rebel. Only came back to care for my elderly mother. But housing is really cheap and medical care seems to be excellent because the doctors are not focused on getting rich.  Food is incredible with lots of Cajun and seafood and fresh vegetables. 

At 9:17pm on February 25, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Wow...thanks for the link to your site.  It is an amazing and most interesting archive.  Some of the pages are before my time but I can remember the late 50's forward.  (telling my age here). I commend you on many hours of hard work.  

I have a small collection of ephemera (mostly rescued from flea markets and antique malls) which includes a few scrapbooks and photo albums from the late 1800s and some magazines along the same line...ladies home journal and harpers.  I have not done as well about scanning them.  Mine are in rubbermaid tubs waiting for me to die so my kids can toss them :-)  I don't have many from the 1930s-1960s so these are special to me.I think the paper that was used in these older magazines has a really special feel to it.  Today's magazines are so flimsy.

 

At 8:01pm on February 25, 2019, Ramona Adams said…

Hi David,

Your awesome package came today.  I don't think I have ever had a package arrive so fast.  The post office gods must be working overtime.  It's a long way from Santa Fe to south Mississippi.  These magazine pages are wonderful.  I will have a great time sorting through them and making art.  I will put a "check in the mail" (sounds so trite) soon.  Thanks again.  

At 2:24am on February 21, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi David,

I received your wonderful magazine pages! Thank you so much.

It is so much fun to look at all of them.

I will be mailing the amount for postage on Friday!

Norma

At 1:48am on February 21, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…

Hi David,

I received your wonderful package of vintage magazine pages - thank you!  I will mail you a check for postage, unless you prefer PayPal, in which case send me your email address.  Such great images!

Amy

At 5:17am on February 10, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…

Hello,

I would love to receive a package of old magazines.  Let me know the postage and how you would like to be reimbursed.  Thank you!

Amy Candiotti

1415 E. Union #1

Seattle, WA 98122

At 8:37pm on February 9, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Oh goodie! Happy Mail headed my way! :)

Thanks, I can't wait.

Norma

At 8:27pm on February 9, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi David,

Not a problem! Just mix me up a nice assortment , ok?

Thanks,

Norma

 
 
 

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