Thursday Trash Bubble: PINK!

June and July have been restorative and I am back in the studio creating Trash Bubbles with giddy abandon as I prepare for an upcoming exhibit.

PINK! is a piece that began with a literal interpretation of itself. I believe that this packaging originally held a few sample size bottles of Victoria’s Secret products.

It now contains all manner of PINK goodness….

Appealing to any young girl with a love of Princess Pink, this Trash Bubble is not to be mistaken for a child’s plaything.

The texture-rich interior can be glimpsed from both ends, as well as through the front and back.

The creation of PINK! delighted me at every turn, despite the fact that pink is far from my favorite color. My hope is that you are able to find some level of enjoyment in it as well.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

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Monday Morning Mail Art Call: The Distance

For those of you who were looking for these posts and haven’t seen one since June… I sincerely apologize. I mistakenly thought that I had scheduled MMMAC posts through July. A brain fart, I suppose. I am hoping to remedy the situation beginning with today’s call.

The direction of visual arts of the secretary for culture of the province of Santa Cruz summons visual artists to participate in a mail art exhibition in October 2017 in the city of Río Gallegos. Those interested should send one or more works related to the topic “distance” via postal mail to:

SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA DE SANTA CRUZ, COMPLEJO CULTURAL – RAMON Y CAJAL nro.52 – RIO GALLEGOS (ZC 9400) PROV.OF SANTA CRUZ – ARGENTINA

The works will become part of the heritage of the secretary and will also be published on his website. Also, the following information must be attached: name and surname, ID Mail (email) and postal address. Deadline September 1st 2017. Size: 10 x 15 cm In any technique.
Queries to muestrasartesvisuales@gmail.com

Prof. Malena Malbrán
Directora de Artes Visuales de la Secretaría de Estado de Cultura de Santa Cruz.

Sec.de Estado de Cultura/Complejo Cultural Santa Cruz Ramón y Cajal 51-Tel. 02966 420606 muestrasartesvisuales@gmail.com 

Distance. How near? How far? The expanse in between… When we think of distance, we are usually thinking in terms of how far X is from where we are currently located, the distance between two points. I would venture to guess that we think of distance in this manner one or more times a day. But what about the distance in a relationship? The distance in one’s thoughts? An athlete’s distance?

As always, participate if you feel inspired to do so. Deadline: September 1, 2017

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Black and White

Black and white is classically striking in most instances. At the very least, it is crisp in its delineation.

This mail art call asks you to play with black and white, to use it to create something small that visually packs a punch.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Guess Who Turned 50?! Second Installment

My apologies to all for the wait. I’ve been having difficulty taking pics with my iphone. It was a storage issue… maybe you know it, too? Here’s how I finally fixed it https://www.simplemost.com/free-space-iphone-5-tricks/ thanks to a friend.

Without further ado, I present the second installment of the loot from the call that I shamelessly issued for my 50th birthday. Much of it came from folks with whom I have not had previous contact. I will be rectifying that.

From Bruno Andrews, a foil covered canvas collage.

From left to right: Bonnie Shorr, Illinois – Katerina Nikoltsou, Greece – Henk Vanooyen, Holland and Antonia Mayol Castelló, Spain

Clockwise: Marni Zainodin, Malaysia – Diane Bertrand, Canada – Sharon Stoller, California – Simon Warren, UK – Joey Patrickt, California – Pamela Gerard, California Center: Cindy McMath, Canada

Left to Right: RF Côté, Canada – Amandia Kapsalis, Illinois and Nancy Bell Scott, Maine

Clockwise: Jimmy Connors – Elise McWilliams, Ohio and Karen Wood, California

It is difficult to explain how very much I appreciate these handmade tidings and well wishes… Variety is the spice of life and these folks really managed to spice up my life.

My sincere thanks to each and every one of you! Mwah!

Look for the third and final installment to come later this week. 😀

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: New York – Big Apple

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:: NEW YORK – BIG APPLE III :: MAIL ART SHOW

An important event that, promoted by The New York Boyer Foundation, invites all around the world artists to participate on this international art exhibition.

Exhibition from 1 November to 30 November, on the New York Public Library Hudson Park Branch.

THEME :: FREE

MEDIA :: FREE

DIMENSIONS :: FREE (maximum size 8.5×11 inches or 22 x 28cm) Maximum of two works per artist.

Deadline : 30 September 2017

No sales, no jury, no returns.

All work will be permanently archived at The New York Boyer Foundation.

At the end of the exhibition, The New York Boyer Foundation will send documentation to all artists.

The work of art will have to be presented individually identified, with a label in the back of the same with artist’s name, title, media, size and year. Please provide also e-mail and website if the artist has one.

Send to:

The New York Boyer Foundation

New York Big Apple III Project

137 Thompson Street, Suite 13

New York NY 10012-3129

USA

For info e-mail: newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com

What inspires you about New York City? What springs to mind when you think of New York? Have you been there? Do you have favorite views and must sees? Use your art to give us a glimpse of your New York….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

Guess who turned 50?! First Installment

Oh, Happy Days!

For the month leading up to the Big Day, all of the incoming Birthday mail art was collected and saved. I began opening them when I needed a lift and boy, oh boy!

A BIG THANK YOU!!! to all who participated!

There were so many that I have decided to split it out into several posts, of which, this is the first installment.

Several of my Art Sisters sent lovely greetings… I was touched that Lynne even included me in the Feather Swap we held, in which I declined to participate. Isn’t it sweet?

left to right: Neha Luhar-Trice, Jill Adamy and Lynne Foerster

Local friends also sent some great wishes…

left to right: Karen Hart, Sharon Egolf and Jessica Manack

My cousin, Belinda Brown, got in on the action with this very personal collage piece. She used pics of me interspersed with all things originating the year I was born… Can you guess the common thread?

Some of the things surprised me… Did not know that my beloved Pens were 50 this year, which makes it even more awesome that they won the Stanley Cup,again! (for the 5th time, jus’ sayin’) Knew that Lite-Brite and I were the same age, but Kerplunk was a surprise.

Can you believe there’s more still on the way? I’ll have more to share tomorrow….

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Hope, Faith and Love

If only there were a little more hope, faith and love in the world.

What are your hopes and dreams?

What or who do you put your faith in?

Spread the love.

MAIL ART PROJECT “HOPE” – “FAITH” – “LOVE”

What does “FAITH” – “LOVE” – “HOPE” mean to you? What do you believe / love /  hope ? How would you describe what you believe in? Only original works will be exhibited during the “Luther Year 2017” in Germany online and in a exhibition.

No jury, no participation fee, no return. A catalog is planned.

Info: For my exhibition please send me only postcards that deal with any technique. Size: minimum 10 x 15 cm sent as a POSTCARD. Technique: FREE

Deadline:  31.08.2017

Send to: Artist Susanne Schumacher / Marktstraße 63 / 31303 Burgdorf – Hanover / Germany

email: susanneschumacher@okok.de  web: www.susanneschumacher.de

I am looking forward your contributions and I thank you!

Susanne wants you to put your best foot forward… what will you create for this call, I wonder?

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!