Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Celebrate the Dog Mail Art Exhibit 2012

In June I posted a "call" for mail art for a "Celebrate the Dog" exhibit to coincide with National Dog Day on August 26th. Since then 43 different artists from 14 different countries have sent me over 75 pieces of mailart. They are all so fabulous! My exhibit went up last night at my local public library. It's not a usual artist exhibit with openings and crowds but I still think it's amazing to see all this great mail art on display.

It went from this ...

To this ...

(you can click on the image to view it larger)

I'm so happy to have collected all this amazing art and to be able to put it up on display. I thank the W.J. Niederkorn Public Library in Port Washington, Wisconsin for allowing me to use their display case for a month.  I tried to include some envelopes with interesting stamps from other countries.

I thank all the artists who sent me art about dogs. Dogs are loved worldwide!

Allison - Grand Junction, Colorado
Amy Irwen - Rosemount, Minnesota
Arte Correo Correo - Bridgeport, Connecticut
Brent Leopold - Pennsylvania
Brian Fitterman "King Pins" - Syosset, New York
Cara Harrison - Huntsville, Alabama
Carina Granlund - Petsmo, Finland
Dame Mailarta - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dani Street - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Danielle Maret Williams - Barden Ridge, Australia
Dean Marks - Paris, France
Diane Keys - Elgin, Illinois
Gerda Halbritter - Nudlingen, Germany
Harry Lock - Durban, South Africa
Helen Amyes - York, Western Australia
Janine Weiss - Boudry, Switzerland
Katerina Nikoltsou - Thessaloniki, Greece
KDJ - Orlando, Florida
Kim Moreno - Woodland, California
Lynn Radford - New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Lisa Iversen - North Manchester, Indiana
Louise Kiner - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael L. Orr - Clarkston, Georgia
Mim Scalon - Richmond, Virginia
Nolastra - Oakland, California
Not Hi Ng - San Pablo, California
Patty Radish - Stanwood, Washington
Paul Amyes - York, Western Australia
Pirjo-Liisa Komu - Hiltulanlahti, Finland
Prtzia TicTac - Stamberg, Germany
Rebecca Guyver - England
Roberto Rios - Humacao, Puerto Rico
Sabela Bana - Coruna, Spain
Snappy - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Stephanie Blake - Huntsville, Alabama
Stepanie Dodson - Tallahassee, Florida
Stripygoose - England
Suus In Mokum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Svenja Wahl - Heidelberg, Germany
Theresa Williams - Bradner, Ohio
Valentine Mark Herman - Sigean, France

Each piece received was documented in my IUOMA photo group "Celebrate the Dog."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Note cards

Here are some note cards I made for a swap - using a book page. The book text is the strip down the center. There is Chinese and Thai text. This is collage, some stamping, ink, sewing. The stamp phrases are from a Stampin' Up set as well as the flowers used on the cards and envelopes.

Raisin Boat Chicken Coop

I signed up for the "Netflix" version of rubber stamping through Raisin Boat. So far I'm loving it. My first set is the "Chicken Coop" set. Here is a card I made with it.
My son and I have a joke about living in a chicken shack and still being happy and so when I saw this set, I had to try it out. I signed up for the 2 stamp sets per month and I can send them back and request two new ones. It's a great concept and I'm looking forward to my next sets.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I put out a call for dog related mailart. So far I've received almost 75 items from about 35 people. I'll do a final count this weekend when I set up the exhibit. I'm displaying mailart for National Dog Day at my local public library in Port Washington, Wisconsin. I'll post pics when it's done ...