My friend Frannie sent me a card speckled with glitter (the best kind of card, in my opinion). The two turkeys were probably wishing that they would end up as a couple of roasts. I spent a quiet Thanksgiving with Mike and two elderly friends. Am grateful that we did not have any turducken. Today we went to see a movie about Marilyn Monroe. I'm not sure I liked the impersonation - it was a bit forced.
Friday, November 25, 2011
This amazing postcard and stamps are from a postcrosser in China. The Stone Forest is in Kunming, Yunnan Province. It is made of karst, and erosion of limestone. It made me want to go visit this amazing formation straight away. I alos loved the stamps she affixed, the calm goddess of mercy and a verdant green forest.
An unexpected, bright red card arrived from Giuliana in Brasil. It's a wonderful drawing/collage of a cat up in the tree. There's a cartoon cut-out in the upper corner with justd a sliver of someone (Blondie?) looking aghast. Thank you Giuliana, for this wonderful card!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I am initiating a traveling journal project among nation-wide chapters of the Women's Caucus for Art. 2012 will be the 40th anniversary of this feminist, arts activist organization. The journal will travel from chapter to chapter, with artists adding tiny artwork to the Moleskin journal pages. After the year is over, the journal will travel back to me (unless there is a postal mishap) and it will be auctioned off at our conference in New York City. Artists in my chapter have finished decorating the month of January with all kinds of art, including painting, drawing, printmaking, carved cardboard, fiber art and ink drawings. The front cover is an illumination created by a local artist and the puffy bookmark was created by a visiting performance artist.
A most curious postcard from a German Postcrosser. This is the Berlin Olympic stadium, built during the Third Reich in 1934. The postcrosser added a sticker against Nazis on the front and singed some cigarette holes through the card. There's also some altering on the margins with fringeing and pinking.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
A lovely volcano card from a Postcrosser in Iceland. I used to dream of volcanic eruptions in my home town of Kobe. There are no volcanoes there, but my dreams looked very much like this postcard. I also recall that Revlon had a wet, juicy lipstick called Fire and Ice.