Archive for August, 2003


Sunday, August 24th, 2003

This may actually be what i want to do, except instead of slots & tabs, i’ll affix the pages permanently. And i won’t have nearly as elegant a cover.

I think the test book will be a collection of cards and postcards — correspondence.

— i don’t have the press, but i don’t expect to be fan gluing the block, either.

— tyvek techniques

— coptic binding

— double guarded binding!! This is it!!!

CandyPug’s Animal ATCs

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

Pug Magic - I
(Click for all five)
Candy Phillips ATCs
Top, left to right: “Pug Under the Autumn Moon” 4/7 ; “Inside Looking Out” 5/13 ; “Pug Magic – I” 12/17
Bottom, left to right: “What can you See?” 6/9 ; “Proud Pug” 2/9

Candy’s included some wonderful dimensional elements in “…Autumn Moon” and the fence in “Pug Magic – I.” I’m blown away by the color application in the rooster stamp. The matting/framing is done so neatly on all of these — i’m challenged to get neater with my cards! I’m fascinated by the image production in the bottom two — I think they’re both produced with a transparency, but i’m not sure. Lovely, all!

I believe these are for a trade I’ve signed up for with a September 30th deadline. Oh my!

2003.07: HeyMaggie Feline Art

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

2003.07: hosted by Heymaggie
1; Theme: Feline Art
Submitted JEB-ATC2003.06.01 on 2003/08/25

2003.06: simplybooks photo ATC

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

Trade 2003.06: hosted by simplybooks
5; Theme: photographs
Submitted JEB-ATC2003.02.02 and JEB-ATC2003.02.10,12-14 on 2003/08/25.

Simplybooks also started a thread about what to do with photos.


Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

Octogon Reverse
(Click for the series album)

This entry has notes about the original photo series and a link to the photo album.

20030817: I spent about an hour and a half on 10 & 11. I noticed i can get the effect of tiling without slicing all the way to the vertices — thus, if two tiles from the same souce meet they can be left joined at the vertex and can be reassembled more easily.

I’m not happy with the alternations between 10 & 11. I think the squares should have contrasted with the octogons, but i initially rejected that as a choice because it didn’t mix the two photos evenly enough. This stripe effect is OK, but…

JEB-ATC2003.02.10: Octogon Obverse
Simple tiling pattern cut through two photos (taped together to the pattern). Used Golden Gel Medium as the adhesive. I don’t think it works that well with the tiles. When the paper bends, the tiles seem to come up at the edges. I touched it up a bit with Avery Permanent Glue Stic.

JEB-ATC2003.02.11: Octogon Reverse
(See #10) Birthday Card for Aunt Judy

JEB-SAW2003.02.03: Anchored against the Storm
Made into a card for Aunt Judy, from 2002.11.21

JEB-SAW2003.02.04: Bonita Light
for asdf, from 2002.11.16

JEB-ATC2003.02.12: Sea Meets Sky
Simple weave. Sky bits came from a number of different photos.

JEB-ATC2003.02.13: Baker Beach Dog
from 2002.11.22

JEB-ATC2003.02.14: Bonita Bridge
from 2002.11.15

2003.02: Chris Bush

Saturday, August 23rd, 2003

Trade 2003.02: with Chris Bush
1; Individual trade
Submitted JEB-SAW2003.02.01

Received ATC-r2003.02.01 “Since Us” 1/1 2003-08-09


Saturday, August 23rd, 2003


Addressed envelopes to asdf, heymaggie (ATC-hub & nness), simplybooks (nness – photo ATC), candypug (ATC-hub — 5/5)

I am a little confused because candypug sent me five wonderful pug cards which i received last night. All from her. So is this her five for five pet trade? Or just friendly? Ack! I don’t think i’ve a committment to anything in particular with heymaggie — her enthusiasm for my weaves & she has a call for feline art up….


So, i got most of the entries under control. The scanner “died” — the on/off power problem. At least i got the newest cards scanned in before it died. New cards will have to be documented by camera, i guess. Bleh.

Trade List

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

I’d like

men’s neck ties for my phoenix project
paper or fabric with William Morris/Liberty of London/Art Nouveau/intricate floral or paisley prints
any spare dip pin nibs you never use
Old oil pastels, tubes of water color or gouache
images of grey cats

I offer

Pumpkin Masters Vol 10 Pumpkin Carving Kit (3 oz)
2 oz of blue: postcards, clippings from magazines in 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 envelope
2 oz of purples and florals: greeting cards and clippings in 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 envelope
2 oz of warm tones and vegetative textures: magazine clippings in 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 envelope
Broderbund’s printshop select version 15 for Windows (a reward from HP, received in August 2003) (1.2 oz)

Post to Nervousness

Thursday, August 21st, 2003

name: Judith Elaine Bush
age: 35
country: USA

themes you like:
abstract expressionistic experiments with color, drawings of symbols or symbolic/
archtypical objects, landscape photographs, photographs of cats and other animals
(I’d love to photograph more birds), maps, architectural drawings, interlace designs

LMAOs you are interested in:
Currently a newbie with ATCs. I’m curious about the other forms as well. I’ve made
greeting cards and stationary for my own use and as gifts for years.

Do you make/do…

Yes! The rest i’m curious about.

Other art you do:
In the past: various fimo constructions, much photography, calligraphy, sewing,
some paper making
Currently: experimenting with acrylic painting after a remarkable outcome when
painting a cabinet. A fabric sculpture/costume for a performance piece. Dabble in
poetry. Ongoing photography. Beginning to experiment with book arts.

Other land mail art sites you’ve contributed to:

How long have you kept your eye on sign-ups?:
I’ve poked about in the forums for a few weekends now. I’m just signing up for trades
in ATC-hub. I can’t say that i’ve been observing the sign-ups.

What makes you want to join Nness?:
I am thrilled with my recent creativity. Nervousness seems like a place where i can
nurture this explosion and, instead of having it fade, develop it into a sustainable part
of my life.

Any questions you have:
I’m a bit frightened by the volume and have no idea how amatures keep up with this

Your website:

Your email address:
ATC at grey dash cat dot com

RAK from Steve

Tuesday, August 19th, 2003

Evil Clown
(click to see all five)

A cool surprise in the mail tonight!

One of Steve‘s own “Evil Clown Series #2/7″ (JUL 30 2003) and four Really Red ATC from a swap that apparently originated with Lisa Volrath (whose site is apparently undergoing some sort of server misery).

* junannepeck’s 4 of 5
* Tammy aka Alma‘s 1 of 5 Aug 2003
* Doug Young‘s 6/6 7-30-03
* cb Crane‘s July 2003 (Who lives rather close to me, small world.)