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Christmas Mail Art

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2011 at 07:42

The internet moves much faster than I do and I realise Christmas is in the far and distant past but I thought I should blog these before 2012 comes running in on top of me.

I sent less mail art than I would have liked due to exhibitions and real life taking up far too much time. Above is the mail art I promised @TheChecks whose music I have loved for years now. I got a really nice message about my work from them and sent some watercolours flying off to NZ for them to enjoy.

My friend Maye’s birthday and Christmas come along at nearly the same time so I sent her some mail art this week because I haven’t been able to see her often enough for the past year and more. The ‘magpie’ story began somewhere along roadtrips we used to take where we would judge how great the day would be on the number of magpies we saw so I sent her one of the RSPB magpie brooch pins. My superstition will eventually make me send her a second one.

These were sent to my favourite cousin who I didn’t get to see because exhibition timings ruined my plans for a trip, so I sent some lovely prints of work that only she would not find offensive and other  bits and pieces including mini envelopes. I’ve now made so many envelopes from old books that I could start a new world.

I sent a package off to @annajanesearle whose work I’ve admired for a while now, she does amazingly intricate illustrations and her blog is always full of great thrift finds and projects, it makes my day a better place. You can read her post about what I sent her here: http://www.annarack.blogspot.com/2011/12/mail-art-from-second-magpie.html

I sent some Christmas postcards and alot of snowflakes off to my friend Steph and @Dig_A_Pony in return for cards. @Dig_A_Pony sent me the most amazing Victorian card ever, proof that we were Victorian twins once upon a time.

I forgot to photograph them but I sent three envelopes full of snowflakes to my three little cousins which probably made an awful mess on the floor when they opened them but now they’ll know how I live – above was the aftermath.

A few of the postcards I sent everywhere. Thes were made from alot of snowflakes, some Christmas tree shapes and an old t shirt. Dry brushing for the ‘icy’ look might have been the most fun I had all Christmas but I also woke up with a very sore arm the next day – which makes me seem oh-so-lazy.

Here’s to mail art of 2012.

“Fun is overrated,” said The Circus Boy

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2009 at 14:55

Ive tied up a million plus loose ends and can now sit back and think of all the rest of the things Ive been promising to do.

Took a quick trip to Dunfermline last week, as did many. It’s the best random town I’ve ever been to for a gig. I spent most of my time in that massive park feeding squirrels, crows and magpies, found a peacock, visited the abbey several times, wished I could have made use of the skate park behind Carnegie Hall…

I took a lot of photos, may use some of these as a basis for prints.

Now Im off to purchase a heatgun (so exciting) and maybe some flights to Bristol so I can see the Banksy show.

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