Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mom and Dad Wakefield find out what Jessica, Elizabeth and Steven have been up to at college. What, your kids get married, shot a guy and gain a ton of weight while suffering from depression and you don't find out until Christmas break. I plan to be a much more irritating and hands-on parent when my daughter goes away to college this fall.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
This book showcases mail art by the world's best illustrators and designers, along with some interviews and contact information. It's a must see:
Although it's not available for checkout at the public library, you could make a visit to the Post Memorial Art Reference Library (located in the SW corner of Joplin Public Library) and have a gander. It's worth it!
Lately, I’ve obsessively absorbed all-things-mail-art that I can rest my eyes on. Presently, my favorite mail art book is GOOD MAIL DAY, which is co-authored by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler and looks like this:
- Mail Art is for EVERYONE. You needn’t be an artist, per se, to participate in mail art.
- Everyone has time for mail art, even YOU. Think of time spent waiting for the dentist, an oil change or those breaks at work that are long enough to do something but short enough to not do too much. This is an opportunity to create a postcard, decorate an envelope or cut images to use for future (perhaps mail art) collages. Accomplish this by creating a Mail Art Travel Kit.
- The Mail Art Travel Kit may be as simple or elaborate as you like. The basic idea is to throw together the items that you use most to make mail art, such as a glue stick, a tiny scissors, pens, postcards or cardstock, along with stamps, and put it in your ideal easy-to-carry carrier. Like, a re-purposed envelope, a pencil pouch, a small purse, a Crown Royal bag or whathaveyou.
- For The Ten Commandments of Mail Art, advice on how to WOO Postal Employees, fantastic projects and much, much more, I suggest reading the book proper.