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57-365 Happy Australia Day

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Today is Australia day. It's like national BBQ day, in a country that already worships the BBQ.
It's going to be 38 celsius, 100 F. So we'll be having some vegemite then heading down to the opera house, you know the one, for some free outdoor concerts.

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#56 - Stained Reputation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When Estelle detailed the various spots on her favorite dress, she had no idea her dry cleaner was writing it all down. Or that he was such a gossip.

Estelle's second adventure is heading out to Paula.
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#6; Messages From Camp Postcard

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
message side


front side of the postcard

Sent to my best friend's boyfriend who lives only about 10 minutes away from me. :)

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#22 Postcard

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I recently went to urban outfitters and they have really cool tags on their clothing. So I recycled them to this postcard!
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#56 - Hunting

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What is the boy looking at? What is the owl looking at?

Only the shadow knows...

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25

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Acrylic paints, mixed with a glazing medium and an iridescent medium, then applied to a gessoed bristol card using sequin waste as a template.
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23/1/11 thru 28/1/11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011





















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2/365 Shattered Face

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2/365

Shattered face


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56-365

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Boy, it really pays to make your backgrounds ahead of time. It's 10:30 pm, we just had friends over for dinner and I realized I'd better not forget to make my MA for today and a quick few pictures thrown together will have to suffice. However, the watercolored backing I did ages ago makes it come much more alive.
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#365.047 & #365.048...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting caught up on the image scanning...


#365.047


#365.048
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021, 022, 023, 024 - Playing Catch-Up!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011




Had a crazy weekend, but got to send out all new stuff anyway! I used up my big mega gluestick though, so I'll have to go shopping tomorrow. But it was worth it! I got to utilize lots of scraps and pictures that I've been meaning to paste together. ^-^
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1-24-11 This Is Me -- No Excuses 3

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
No. 3 in the No Excuses series.
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1-24-11 This Is Me -- No Excuses 2

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Another strong statement using a simple delivery format.
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1-25-11 This Is Me -- No Excuses

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I wanted to make a deep statement in as simple a form as possible. What I wanted to say is, "I'm different, I like it, and I'm putting myself out there for all to see and accept -- or not!"
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#21 Postcard

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I went to Cup of Joe and decided to take their store card for one of my postcards... whoops. ahah least its free. put everything else is random findings :D
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#55 by Mim

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sweet Travels
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"No Way Out"

Monday, January 24, 2011
Monotype print.
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Winnie's Girl 28

Monday, January 24, 2011
Back of envelope

Front... even bills can be pretty, right?
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44/365 - Return to Sender

Monday, January 24, 2011

The return to sender sticker came from one of my first MA postcards that was returned to me because it was too small, and I am glad I can put it to further use! This one goes to my friend Nancy.
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43/365 - Computer Control Room

Monday, January 24, 2011

I have a really great vintage book called "The How And Why Wonder Book of Insects". Can't remember where it came from, but I think it once belonged to my older sister - who was a kid in the sixties. The price on the book is 59 cents! I find that the more popular that online books become, the more protective I am of printed books. I love them! How they feel in my hand, the experience of reading, the turning of the pages - I am not a fan of online books, hurts my eyes and the experience is not the same. Needless to say, I really struggled when deciding if I wanted to cut up the insect book for the greater good of mail art. Even though I had never read the book and likely kept it for the purpose of an art project, I felt very conflicted. Finally decided that it would just collect dust if I left it. Better to use it and put it's content out into the world of mail art. So this is the first card using the book's lovely illustrations. Sending it to my friend's mother, who is lovely in her own right.

More than you needed to know about my internal struggles over book preservation. Thanks for listening!
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#55 - Snoop Dogg

Monday, January 24, 2011

I got these ad cards at a whole foods cafe bistro, and doodled them up a bit.

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#5; Yearbook Envelope

Monday, January 24, 2011
front of envelope

back of envelope

inside of envelope


Sent to Utah to a friend who moved away. Stuffed with address labels! :)
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#4; Volcano Paint Chip Postcard

Monday, January 24, 2011

I used a free paint chip card for the background of this postcard. I love paint chip cards because they're free and at basically every hardware store or WalMart, etc. I sent this card to my friend in Florida who is going through a hard time right now. I hope she likes it! :)
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24

Monday, January 24, 2011

I used a self stick postcard backing for this one.  Sequin waste, transfer foil and then gave it a coat of acrylic soft gel (gloss).

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#55 - Chocolate Philosophy

Monday, January 24, 2011
Gandhi said "be the change." Lake Champlain chocolate says "let chocolate change your world." Ah ha! Eat chocolate, go in peace!

This will go to a Sendsomething mail enthusiast to whom I've owed a something for a long time.
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My Head

Monday, January 24, 2011
Self with Mom's Patchwork Square Dance Skirt, 2008

Hi All:
I will be away for several days. My mom is dying. She is 89 and has Alzheimer's. If you are so inclined, send prayers her way for a peaceful, gentle passage. Her name is Edna.
Back soon,
Martha
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55-365 Eat the rich

Monday, January 24, 2011
This morning I found myself at the breakfast table with the Environmental report for Bangladesh and the 'society' page of the Sydney Morning Herald side by side. I'll just say it was a bit sobering and sad. I was immediately reminded of this great mantra from the 60's or 70's.
The picture of the woman weeding her subsistence plot is actually from the Bangladesh report.
And no, I'm not suggesting she's a cannibal, rather, that if these Aussie ladies had been grown up in a Bangladeshi subsistence garden their outlook might be a bit different.
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Boo Cartledge -- MailArt 365 / 55

Monday, January 24, 2011
MailArt 365 / 55.  I wish you were sitting next to her with a cup of coffee and some strawberries.
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#23/365 Aurora Rabbit

Monday, January 24, 2011
23 JAN. 2011 Fabric PC for swap-bot Scrappy Fabric Postcard : required to use at least 3 different fabrics and send to 2 people. I have one more to make but will probably do something different.
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#22/365 Something Fishy

Monday, January 24, 2011
22 Jan. 2011
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1-24-11 The Picnic

Monday, January 24, 2011
This is an altered photograph of a country church. I added the 19th century figures to it from a painting.
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#52, #53 and #54

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sew, sew, sew...
I am going to start using other colours of thread for my next set of stitched postcards. Its hard because I like the obviousness that the black thread has. I will try using complimentary colours, that should help.

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1/365 A touch of make-up

Monday, January 24, 2011

1/365

A touch of make-up

So Don`t forget to put on your best make-up.

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