I am happy to say that pieces for the Year of the Red Fire Monkey mail art call are starting to come in and are showing up in the album I've set aside for that purpose. Please come have a look from now throughout the end of the year, and beyond!Continue
It's the 60th anniversary of the Red Fire Monkey Year, the year my brother (and fellow artist) Tom Atkins was born. I want to share my love of mail art and mail artists with him this year and, so, I'm sending out a mail art call on this theme. It will be a year long event starting now and…Continue
The 2015 Box Show is up now and will be up through September 13th when there will be a live auction.
Here's my piece for this year - very different from my original plan. Was sick for 6 weeks and didn't have the stamina for what I wanted to do. But, in the end, I like it nonetheless! (Held by Graham in this photo.)
Woman made and nature made joined together… The Rough and the Smooth.…Continue
I got lucky in the lottery at GRO and am now on the Annual Box Show list until I ask them to take me off. Woohoo! I love Box Shows!
I finished my first box for the show (opening will be on August 3rd) and will take it over to the gallery tomorrow. I really like how it has turned out and, if no one else buys it, I certainly will. The annual Box Show is a fundraiser for the gallery so the boxes are bid on over a 6 week period.
Here's an image of my box - Blue Forest…Continue
Most NY's Days we go to Miller Knox Park in Point Richmond (near where we live) to take photos. Graham brings one of his large format film camera (this year, his MPP with a film back instead of single sheets of film in holders) and I bring my Nikon D40X (digital SLR). It's a low key way to get out and do something on the first of the year and it's always sunny, even if a little too brisk to wear summer clothes. It is a great combination of the old, the new, and the perennial and as good…Continue
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Well, it's the end of September 2013 and I am just getting back here (to post a photo of my mail carrier in the 'local postal person' group). Life just gets more and more complicated at times. My husband got diagnosed with (luckily!) very early stages of prostate cancer a few months ago and that has taken a lot of time for research to decide what treatments, if any, he wants to undergo and, frankly, just to get our heads around it. We've been told that his kind of prostate cancer is so…Continue
Greetings to everyone! Here it is a new year and I'm going to try and use that as the impetus to get going on some old projects. My mom and my husband's mom both died last year quite suddenly and just a few months apart so I pretty much lost focus on a lot of things.
For all of you who participated in my Year of the Golden Rabbit call, I am still planning on doing the documentation. Most of it is here: …Continue
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I am posting open mail art calls on my Flickr page devoted to same - if you have an open call that isn't already up here:
please send me a jpg version of your call (i.e., not text!) so that I can add it.
So far, I've got 2 Year of the Rabbit calls (mine and dosankodebbie's), the book of ann call, word mail art, send me your soul,…Continue
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Anyone who is interested may want to participate in the Butterfly Project for the Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas. They estimate that one million 500 thousand children were killed during the holocaust so they are collecting that many images of butterflies, in any media, before June 2012. You can read more about it at:
I'm going to send some but I'm not affiliated with…Continue
As some of you know, I sing and write music as well as make mail art. I've noticed lately that I often respond to questions with song lyrics! Does anyone else do that? I don't do it on purpose, it's just that there seem to be song lyrics to fit any and all occasions!
My grandmother once told me that she was going to stop speaking in anything but aphorisms since they could cover anything she wanted to say and I'm starting to understand her.
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