Monday, September 13, 2010

Bay Area Book Arts Jam and mail art

I decided not to show my work at the Bay Area Book Arts Jam this year in October. It is THE best place to show them, and the most exciting. But, that's what tires me out too much. I can't run on adrenalin and high spirits any more. What I'll miss the most is the meeting one on one with book art enthusiasts.

Soon I"ll be back to posting more here and showing my newest things and talking about techniques again. I'll be showing more work locally as well. Recently I've been working a lot on mail art. Maybe it's the Nick Bantock show coming up that has kicked off my interest again. I am finding post card size gives an artist a large enough canvas to work on and there are so many things one can do one them. I've been altering vintage post cards and creating other mail art. I have been enjoying this book from Amazon.

Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art

If you'd like to be on my snail mail list, please email me with your address and you might just go to your mail box one day and find a piece of art from me. Janene

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More about the art show

I have not put much about the show here because I"m still using the laptop and it's not handy to add photos and such. But, an art pal, Roberta has been to the gallery, took pics and posted on her blog. So, to see more of the exhibit - and read her delightful blog - go HERE.