It took me awhile to decide how to alter Theresa’s card because I liked it so much! I decided to make a subtle change across the bottom.
Theresa R. No. 4
Here’s a card from Theresa:
Watercolor card from Theresa
We’re playing add and pass, here’s my response:
Imagine my delight when I found a postal museum at the main post office in Santiago, Chile! Here are some pictures of the mail boxes displayed there.
Museo Correos Chile – Buzones
Museo Correos Chile – grande buzon rojo
Museo Correos Chile – buzones rojo y amarillo
Museo Correos Chile – dos buzones rojos
I mailed cards using this mailbox on my last day in Santiago. Ciao!
Buzon Correos Chile, Santiago
Janus cards on wall of South Store Cafe
Janus closes February 2, so drive on out to the South Store Cafe in Scholls this weekend for a last glimpse of the two mail art shows: Janus, and the Graphic Arts Building Artists Mail Art Exchange. If you want to join in the fun next year, look for our call on the IUOMA blog in a few months. If you log on right now, you might see an inspiring call to work on today!
Out and Back Postcards
Posted in card, Graphic Arts Building Artists, mail art call, Received
Tagged collage, IUOMA, Janus, mail art, mixed media, paint, paper, photograph
Two mail art shows are on view through the month of January at the South Store Cafe: Janus, an international mail art call, and the Graphic Arts Building Artists mail art projects. The South Store Cafe sits at the corner of Scholls Ferry Rd. (Hwy 210) and Hillsboro Highway (Hwy 219). It’s open Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am to 2 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9 am to 3 pm. Come on out for breakfast, lunch, a cup of coffee and see some mail art while you’re there!
South Store Cafe
Here’s the original card #5:
The original card #5
And here it is in process:
Card #5 in process
The finished card:
Finished Card #5
Results: sent 14 cards, received 10, missing 4.
Mosaic of all returned Pine Picture postcards
The large card at the bottom center remains in its original state. Where do missing cards go? The one I sent to myself never showed up. I’m going to use stronger glue on the address labels next time, and see if I get a better rate of return!
Foursome No. 4
Each step in this card’s transformation makes it more interesting, more complex. If you look closely, you can see the second stage peeking through the rich surface of crayon marks. The second stage is shown below.
Foursome No. 4, second stage
Here’s a mosaic of all the cards returned so far – thank you all, it’s looking good! Maybe I’ll get more cards next week . . .
Mosaic of returned cards.