Monday Morning Mail Art Call: Mushrooms and Happiness

Happy Monday Morning!

It feels so good to be getting back into the routine.

This week, the offerings are both from Spain.

First, an international mail art call for Mushrooms of the World. It is fall where I live and wild mushrooms are everywhere. Last week, at a locally owned and operated restaurant, Scratch F&B, I ordered a delicious Pennsylvania Wild Mushroom Crostini plate for dinner. That might be why this one grabbed my attention. I have visions of whimsical mushrooms dancing through my head….

The second offering for today: Happiness. Who doesn’t need a little more happiness in their life. This call asks you to reflect on what happiness means to you. (Pharrell Williams’ song, Happy, is playing in my head now, mingling with the mushrooms!) Can you put your version of happiness on a 4×6 postcard? Antonia Mayol Castelló is hoping you’ll do just that by December 31st!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

P.S. If you are local to the Pittsburgh area, you might want to check out Scratch F&B. Here is the link to their site: http://www.scratchfoodbev.com/#splash

 

The Warhol Celebrates 20 Years!

Has it really been THAT long? A friend remembers being there for opening night and she could scarce believe it.

Two years or twenty, one thing hasn’t changed; NO photos allowed. The only op I got was on the sofa in front of the huge photo of Andy sprawled out on the same.

Hey, it’s better than nothing. At least it’s proof I was there! 🙂

20th Anniversary of The Warhol, Pittsburgh, PA

Love the silver painted brick wall, so reminiscent of the Silver Factory!

My trip could only have been made better by the appearance of a ‘Shot Marilyn’ hanging in  the gallery. Go ahead, sue me for hoping! 🙂

All of the folks out there who do what we do (Pop Art of any kind) should be thankful for folks like Andy, George Maciunas, and Ray Johnson, among countless others. They paved the way, set the stage and endured criticism from the masses for being outlandish, untalented, foolish, and desperate for attention. Thankfully, time has chosen to remember them and their contributions differently.

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!