Archive for July, 2005

FM2005.11

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Mal*Hart: One of nine faux front postcards. Liquid paper correction pen, black pigment pen on Advantix grocery-store developed photos (from a disposable camera that had likely been too long at the store). Two Mr M definitive stamps with cork cancels of red eye and blue Maltese cross. The digital versions of the photos can be found here.

I took the photos at the Los Baños State Wildlife Refuge and the Merced National Wildlife Refuge on 2005-03-26. The wetlands were full of bird song, birds, and water (it had rained quite recently). We saw the endangered marsh rabbit, ibises, butterflies, egrets and herons, ducks and other waterfowl, and numerous California ground squirrels.

It was always a shock to pull out from the refuges and realize how much land was consumed by farms; how small the refuges were. It’s not really accurate to point to big box stores as changing this landscape — first the land goes under the plow, then the sprawl arrives.
MAL*HART

Berry & Hoare

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Mail from Adam A Berry & Tyler James Hoare.

I’d sent Tyler Hoare a postcard after seeing his card and query at Mick Boyle’s blog. He sent back an envelope with artistamps, including on marked “MaestroStamps are for Mail Art maestrogaxiola.com” with the image of one of Hoare’s Red Baron Fokkers on the SF Bay shoreline. Inside were some copies of articles about Hoare’s work (smelling delicately of sandalwood!) and a collage from magazine images. The collage struck me with its simple lines as being very well integrated, none of the boundaries that some collages seem to keep between different image sources.

I’m not sure what inspired Berry to send me his postcard (my address at Mail-Art.De perhaps?), yellow acrylic and collage element, but i was tickled to receive it.

Hoare envelopeHoare collageBerry Postcard

Berry & Hoare

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Mail from Adam A Berry & Tyler James Hoare.

I’d sent Tyler Hoare a postcard after seeing his card and query at Mick Boyle’s blog. He sent back an envelope with artistamps, including on marked “MaestroStamps are for Mail Art maestrogaxiola.com” with the image of one of Hoare’s Red Baron Fokkers on the SF Bay shoreline. Inside were some copies of articles about Hoare’s work (smelling delicately of sandalwood!) and a collage from magazine images. The collage struck me with its simple lines as being very well integrated, none of the boundaries that some collages seem to keep between different image sources.

I’m not sure what inspired Berry to send me his postcard (my address at Mail-Art.De perhaps?), yellow acrylic and collage element, but i was tickled to receive it.

Hoare envelopeHoare collageBerry Postcard

Berry & Hoare

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Mail from Adam A Berry & Tyler James Hoare.

I’d sent Tyler Hoare a postcard after seeing his card and query at Mick Boyle’s blog. He sent back an envelope with artistamps, including on marked “MaestroStamps are for Mail Art maestrogaxiola.com” with the image of one of Hoare’s Red Baron Fokkers on the SF Bay shoreline. Inside were some copies of articles about Hoare’s work (smelling delicately of sandalwood!) and a collage from magazine images. The collage struck me with its simple lines as being very well integrated, none of the boundaries that some collages seem to keep between different image sources.

I’m not sure what inspired Berry to send me his postcard (my address at Mail-Art.De perhaps?), yellow acrylic and collage element, but i was tickled to receive it.

Hoare envelopeHoare collageBerry Postcard

Fun with Paper & Printer

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Paper Mac’s “Make your own Mac”
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The Toy Maker’s paper toys and projects

Added 2005-08-01: Rare Animals of the World
Added 205-08-01: paper CD case

Fun with Paper & Printer

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Paper Mac’s “Make your own Mac”
*
The Toy Maker’s paper toys and projects

Added 2005-08-01: Rare Animals of the World
Added 205-08-01: paper CD case

Fun with Paper & Printer

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Paper Mac’s “Make your own Mac”
*
The Toy Maker’s paper toys and projects

Added 2005-08-01: Rare Animals of the World
Added 205-08-01: paper CD case

An altered book, at snc

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I believe i will be in line after Aeolian Solo for a book bluecrayon will send around for us to alter.
LMAO2005.01

Last night’s work

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Christine came into the office and pointed out that i should go out and enjoy the summer evening and the garden before they were gone. She was right. I collected marigold, nasturtium, calendula, and sweet pea seeds. I noted that the sunflowers had ripening seeds, too! Somehow, knowing that i can plant those seeds for next year, made me much happier about the garden. I’m not sure why.

Later in the evening i carved another pink pearl stamp, a draft of what i need to cancel FM2005.04, and a cork stamp of a leaf. I’d carved a paw print in the morning At New Year’s i first became excited about “tray[s] filled with inky, dirty cork stamps.

I think I’m well on my way.

box partly filled with inky, dirty cork stamps

YooperHill

Friday, July 29th, 2005

My first receipt from the secondary nervousness condition forums, a postcard from Yooperhill:
Yooperhill's postcard