Monday, January 15, 2018

New Year, New Mail


My P.O. Box was full after I returned from Christmas travel and more cool mail art keeps arriving.  There were some holiday card stragglers, a new awesome booklet from e. coles (I am building up quite the collection) and more Artist Trading Cards.  I have been filling up an ATC binder that I often show off when friends come by.  These new holiday ones from Kerosene, Amy Irwen’s moon series and Cuan Miles’ latest ATCs are all in the binder.  I answered Eric Bruth’s mail art call for postcards made with recycled paper bags.  He sent back a piece in a handmade envelope from a pink paper bag.  Gregg Biggs’ postcard was postmarked on the “wrong” side, but I always like when mail art is authenticated like this.  Pier Roberto Bassi sent an artist stamp and a card emblazoned with number 17.  17 is my favorite and lucky number.  Hopefully a sign for a better new year.
  1. Carolyn Oord (aka Kerosene)
  2. Barbara Stasiowski
  3. Julie Crossman
  4. Amy Irwen
  5. Peter Müller
  6. Eric Bruth
  7. e. coles
  8. MIM
  9. Gregg Biggs
  10. Cuan Miles
  11. Heather Ferguson
  12. Pier Roberto Bassi

Thursday, January 11, 2018

time + color + memory = returns


 Last year I sent out a series of ATCs exploring ideas of time, color and memory.  You can read about the original mailing here.  The sets included a blank ATC to be filled in with each recipient’s’ color memories.  I have received ATCs back from nearby in San Francisco to all the way in South Africa. I learned that Jennifer Utter’s mother forbade her from wearing that lovely shade of red.  I was not so unfortunate.  Lil’ Tofu had a smart wool coat in that very color!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

San Francisco Smalls


MUNI Mandala, mixed media on canvas, 8”x8”, 2013


The opening reception is this Saturday, January 13 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (304 Valencia Street, San Francisco).  I only have one piece in the show, but, if I do say so myself, it is a good one.  My MUNIMandala made from old Fast Passes will be shown for the first time.  Come and have a look.  The show runs through April 7, 2018.