Sunday, July 31, 2011

Green Theme Going On

Thanks to Garci for the all the Gecko images. I've got a little project going on, so if you happen to have some Geico Geckos you are not going to use in your own art, please send them along to me. I would love to have them and would try to reciprocate with items you might need.

Check out all the green on the back of this envelope. What fun. I especially love the S&H Green Stamps.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Humps Haven Gazeteer

Our very own Humps Haven Chapter of the International Union Of Mail Artists (IUOMA) met Thursday, June 23 at the home of Mrs. J. Thorndike Ripplecrest. "Nobody told me the meeting was at my house. A phone call would have been nice," Mrs. Ripplecrest said, shown above seated at her typewriter. "They descended on my house like a gang from the lunatic asylum." Some of those in attendance were Canai Sinhg, who serenaded the artists on his instrument, and our favorite twins, Milly and Tilly Sturmunddranghauser,daughters of our favorite local storage unit owners. When asked if their mail art turned out identical also, the twins answered in unison: "What do you think?" The Humps Haven Chapter meets monthly. New members are always welcome. Call Milly and Tilly at 123-4567 for more info, or as Milly and Tilly like to say, as one, "You can always send a request in the mail!" Their mailing address is c/o Stor-it, Hear? 365 Trout Squiggle Run, Humps Haven. Staff Photo by I.C. Hugh.

What a fun piece of mail from MABB (mailart365). Oh, in case you're wondering, that's supposed to be me Pensive Patty, in the lower left-hand corner by the file cabinet.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Motto

Make your own graffiti here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Get Well Mail

At first I thought the bird was chirping "Sweet". When I looked more closely, it was actually "Tweet". This "Sweet Tweet" is from Debra Robinson, one of Heidi's co-workers.

Check out this funny Cat in a Hat from Rachel Bouc.

This one just makes me smile. Kami and Debbie, two other teachers in the math department at school sent this cute, Cute, CUTE little froggie card.

Misty Davis sent me her treasured Stick "Singing in the Rain" card. Isn't it adorable! No one could blame her if she'd kept it, but I am honored to receive it. It serves double duty too by reminding me that one doesn't have to be one of the old masters to make art. The charm of this card lies in its simplicity, don't you think?

Becky left a paper trail from Pennsylvania to Crockett with this lovely vintage card. I'm a sucker for old-fashioned floral prints. Love it! She also included some fun stickers and ephemera which will soon be incorporated into some outgoing mail art pieces.

Doris and Bill Akers, my daughter-in-law Maranda's grandparents, sent a similarly styled card, chock full of prayers and cheery thoughts.

And, to wrap up this set, a mail art card from Rusty StoneZebra. Chocolate + Strawberry Ice Cream = A Cure for Many Ills.

Thanks to all for the get well sentiments. By George, I think they're working. If I missed a missive you might have sent, well, it's probably around here somewhere. My routines are all topsy turvy and I'm not yet firing on all cylinders. More mail posts to follow in the next few days and plenty of replies to keep me busy while I mend. Thanks again so much. It means more to me than you can know.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Now This Just Makes Me Sad

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Could someone please tell me what happened to the photos of missing children? Aren't those pictures supposed to be on milk cartons? Isn't that a law or something? No? Well, it should be.

When did we become more concerned with finding words in a puzzle than finding missing children? That depressing milk carton looked right at home on my breakfast tray with its reconstituted egg substitute and soggy Rice Crunchies.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Not my idea of a fun day

Emergency appendectomy. OUCH!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Call Me Fishmail

The recent spate of fish-themed mailart over at mailart365 reminded me of this piece I had done and never posted. It surprised me to note that I scanned it almost exactly a year ago.

It was a fun piece to do and went to Carolee, one of the authors of Good Mail Day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rachel B Checks In

Rachel and I touched base a few months ago, but it seems my letter to her went missing. I'm so glad she got in touch again via this postcard. I've answered and she may expect a letter in her mailbox in a few days!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Spoiler Alert: Don't Look, Limner.

I usually forget to scan outgoing mail, but as the post office is closed today, I have time. This Independence Day envelope goes to mail pal, Bobbie. The return address and flag cutout on the bottom left come from one of those mailings seeking donations for veterans. The flag postage stamps are ones from my most recent order from Errol Murphy and my red and blue pen work on the address complete the theme.

Now, everybody sing along with me and The March King.

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Walltype-- Sent One, Got One, Plus NL-690084

Thanks to Missive Maven for the heads up on Walltype. I registered and here is the first card I sent out.

And, I already have received my first card as well. Check out this gorgeous scenery from Colorado, courtesy of Dede.

Also in today's mail is this postcrossing card of Kathedrale Basiliek van St. Jan from The Netherlands.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Purple Coneflower

Check out this First Day of Issue postcard by Elle. Lovely, just lovely.