More postcards

I love making postcard collages. First off, it’s a great size for making a collage. Second, a postcard is usually sturdy enough to be a good substrate. Third, it’s so fun to send and receive mail. I’ll say more about that in my next post. My friend Ronda without an ‘h’ and I came up... Continue Reading →

A Day at the printer’s fair

I've been waiting for the printer's fair at San Jose History Park to happen this spring for quite some time. Over the last few years I'd heard there was a fair hosted by the San Jose Printer's Guild, but I never managed to make it. This year I actually put a note in my calendar... Continue Reading →

Busy making postcards

I always seem busy, making collages in my gluebooks. I have several of them going on at one time, but haven't taken the time to show them here. I need to work on that and get writing. But I've also been busy making postcards that get sent to my various mail art pals near and... Continue Reading →

Vintage in the desert

Last weekend my husband and I attended a workshop on making tiny houses, in Joshua Tree, CA, at the Atomic Trailer Ranch. There's a lot of information in that sentence and even more questions -- What was I doing? Where? And why?!! Tiny houses are cool. I've got an interest in them. People should have... Continue Reading →

The Eclectic-page notebook

Sometimes it's the background paper that creates the initial spark in me for making a collage, so I decided that I wanted a notebook of a bunch of random papers for collage art. A couple of years ago I bought a used Zutter Bind-it-all, which is a tool to cutting holes on the side of... Continue Reading →

The Pantone postcard project

Earlier this year I received a box of around 50 postcards, all of different Pantone colors, from a good friend of mine. Without much thought I realized these cards lend themselves to having collages created on these colorful backgrounds. So without any planning I went to work using up scraps and little paper bits to... Continue Reading →

Global Priority Mail journal

Recently I put together a postal-themed journal for a postal-friend of mine who has sent me some wonderful no-longer-in-use forms and papers from the USPS. I constructed the cover using a flat Global Priority Mail envelope that I cut down for the front and back. I used another envelope to cut the length of the... Continue Reading →

Postage stamp art

In the last few months I've been playing with postage stamps, using them in collages and art projects here and there. A very talented artist and a friend of mine who is very interested in working with postage stamps, has been working on a postage stamp glue book that I fell in love with. I've... Continue Reading →

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