Thursday, December 2, 2021

What Time is Your Flight?

 A new commissioned piece for a couple of travel buffs who are collectors of airline ephemera.  They spared some of their old airline timetables and allowed me to cut them up to create this collage.  While I have a long history of travel-themed art and this is one of my familiar quilt-inspired patterns — this is my first time working with schedules and timetables.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A Fall Cornucopia of Mail Art

Postcards, artists stamps, glitter, rubber stamping, clever envelopes, mystery mail, etc.  It has been a little of everything this Fall.   Here is a list of the artists shown in this posting: 
  1. Heather Ferguson – California
  2. Fleur Helsingor – California
  3. Sarah Wildfang – California 
  4. Katerina Nikoltsou – Greece
  5. Margarete Miller – California 
  6. Esther Kwan – California
  7. Michel – Oregon
  8. Kathy Barnett – Missouri
  9. Barbara Stasiowski – California 
  10. Jenny Soup – Oregon 
  11. The Sticker Dude – New York 
  12. Gregg Biggs – Museum of Unclaimed Ephemera – California

Sunday, November 14, 2021

The Professor’s House

It would be ideal if a copy of The Professor’s House was in this bookcase from my Chaekgeori-inspired series.   But this Australian professor teaches computer science rather than American Literature.   And while he has a model rocket on his shelf, he is not a rocket scientist (though his dad is).  Like all my friends, I find commonalities when I paint their bookshelves.  For example, so many of them have Rubik’s cubes on display.  I best not make a snarky comment about nerds and Rubik’s cubes though, because you might find one on my own bookshelf.  

Monday, November 1, 2021


It’s November, or in Polish, Listopad.   The Polish name for November literally translates as “leaf fall.”  There is this subjective phenomenon where you can learn a word in another language and somehow find that word quite appealing.  Listopad is one of those words for me.  I like it so much I was inspired to carve some rubber stamps and then use them to make a new series of artist stamps.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Mail Art to Remember the Dead

Covid has kept me home and I have not travelled to Mexico for two years now.  Ideally, I’d be there for the Día de los Muertos celebrations — it is one of my favorite holidays. Instead, I will make my ofrenda at home in San Francisco.  And this past week I have been carving rubber stamps and making some mail art for the holiday.   These postcards are on their way locally and around the world.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Mapping the Brain

More brain-themed mail art on its way in the post.  I like the effect of rubber stamping the brain onto old maps with topography where the roads and rivers becomes veins.   

Sunday, September 26, 2021


Using some brain power to carve some rubber stamps.  This first round is a collaboration with the Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Žuromskas (he did the painted paper).   These are heading around the world in the mail — more to come soon.