Thanks to Nancy Bell Scott or whoever coined the term Blogjam. It’s the perfect word for my current affliction. Apologies to all whose mail art has been languishing near my scanner. Let me begin with Stephanie Blake’s Whirligig Mugshot which amazed both of us by arriving without a scratch. Not even a torn edge.


 I know many of you will be tempted to try this at home but be advised that not every sewing machine is equipped for this kind of work. Also you may want to take a moment to retrieve that grommeter you bought four years ago at the Gigantic Eight Family Garage Sale. It could be one of five places. I'll wait till you get back.

 I believe these are FBI wanted posters that Stephanie has so artfully shredded. Bits of criminality surface here and there in the text. Okay, if you have your grommeter at the ready let's begin.

 Thank you, Stephanie.


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Comment by vizma bruns on April 23, 2012 at 4:21am

Those Huntsville girls sure are talented!!

Comment by Svenja Wahl on April 22, 2012 at 1:12pm

Wow, it's great, wonderful work!!

Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 22, 2012 at 2:33am

Such a great piece, wow!

Comment by David Stafford on April 22, 2012 at 2:24am

That's the thing about grommeters....they'll shape shift on ya if you don't use 'em regularly....


Comment by Ana Karina on April 22, 2012 at 2:22am

there it was, David! except i was disappointed to see it wasn't so much a grommeter as a roll of clear tape.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on April 22, 2012 at 1:40am

I'd love it, Stephanie, thank you ~

Comment by David Stafford on April 22, 2012 at 12:49am


Did you look in the drawer where you keep the duct tape?


Comment by Carina on April 21, 2012 at 9:33pm
Yes very unique, great work.
Comment by Ana Karina on April 21, 2012 at 9:25pm

amazing, Stephanie! i love it. 

David I looked in those 5 places and still can't find that grommeter!

Comment by Arac on April 21, 2012 at 8:58pm

Very nice!



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