Friday Dada: Call for Dada

Despite my best efforts, this week’s Dada post is not only late, but lacking in substance. I apologize.

For your amusement, I offer you the MinneDaDa mail art call.

MinneDaDaMailArt1984 Call from Thomas M. Cassidy (Musicmaster)

Address to Musicmaster – Lyndale Ave S – Mpls MN 55419 (NOT to Bookstore) so he gets it by August 1st (2016)


Happy Trash to you, until we meet again.

Tuesday Trash Bubbles: Strange Abacus

This week, I finally finished a bubble I began neigh on three years ago. It’s amazing what one finds in the studio detritus when cleaning and organizing!

Strange Abacus

This bubble manifested from part of a Tim Holtz blister pack. It was the insert that held things in place. I strung beads from end to end through each row, allowing them to move freely within their sections. Once done, I found a 4 x 6 index card on which I’d been playing with inks and stitched the pack to it.

Not so sure that I like the end result, but there is something to be said for it being finished at last!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities MAC

This week’s MMMAC really spoke to me. My hope is that it will speak to you as well.

My mailbox is a cabinet of curiosities… so much potential.

All details in the image, but please note the deadline: May 20th!

Don’t dilly dally! Go now and create something wonderful!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Why You Should Read Your Friend’s Blog

Today, I have chosen to share a very worthwhile post with all of you. You would think that the premise of the post is common sense and you’d be right, but you’d also be surprised at the attitude of many folks you call, “friend” if you had a blog.

Time is a valuable commodity and most folks think that investing that commodity in their friend’s endeavors (blogs, art, writing, sports, etc.) unless they coincide with some interest of their own, is a waste of time.

Please take the time to read and share.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

We all have that friend that writes stuff on the internet. I think they call it “blogging” or some new trendy name like that. Kids these days and their need for self-expression.

Source: Why You Should Read Your Friend’s Blog

Tuesday Trash Bubbles: REDO

This morning, while trolling facebook in an attempt to wake up so I could get on with the business of my day, it was brought to my attention that the opening of the the local Art of Recycling show was THREE years ago today. Hard to believe.

Trash Bubbles Heart the Earth IV

How fortunate for me, as I was trying to figure out what to post today. I’d not created a new bubble for this week and I’ve no time to hurry one through.

This post is a prime example of the “work smarter, not harder” attitude that I am trying to embrace when it comes to my art.

I hope you’ll enjoy this look back at my piece for that show, Trash Bubbles Heart the Earth. It is a mobile comprised of SIX Trash Bubbles. This is a retrospective of the blog posts that feature the piece, beginning with its inception.


Road Side Basics Close-up

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!





Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Star of St. Vincent

This particular Monday Morning Mail Art Call (MMMAC) is visually inspiring.

It asks that you use the Star of St. Vincent, also known as the Black Star of Digne, as your inspiration, but gives you free reign as to how to do so. I have thought of several ways to create pieces for this call since first running across it and am itching to create a piece.

mail art call 2016 - arte correo argentina - star of digne

intergalactic MAIL ART CALL // МЭЙЛ АРТ  //ARTE CORREO //邮件艺术 // ART POSTAL

1st International MAIL CART CALL & EXHIBITION in Digne-Les-Bains (Provence, France)

The local news blog “Digne ma ville” organizes from March 1 to September 1, 2016, in partnership with UNESCO Geopark of Haute-Provence, the first international mail art project on the theme of the Star of Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France).

Draw your inspiration from the Star of Digne and send your mail art before 1st September 2016 !

Theme: Black Star ( or “Star of St. Vincent ” ) of Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France))

Techniques: all

Size: 40 x 40 cm MAX

Deadline : 1st September 2016

Exhibition: yes , all the works received will be exhibited on September 2016 !

Send your artwork to:

Appel à Art postal – Etoile de Digne

10 , impasse de la Lauze

04510 Aiglun 


You have a while to come up with something for this call, as the deadline isn’t until September 1st. Hope you’re inspired. As always, we’d be interested to see your interpretation of the theme.

Some of you have been asking if I have been submitting to these calls and if perhaps I might share my work with you. With that in mind, here is the piece I sent in for the Urban Landscape Mail Art Exhibition:

Stormy Citiscape Urban Mail Art Call 2016 UK

Stormy Citiscape

There’s still time to participate in the Urban Landscape call, as the deadline isn’t until May 31st. If you’re interested, you can find that MMMAC post here:

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!