When I wasn't reading Robert Lax tonight, I was working on this mildly complicated little mailart mailing. I'd planned it sometime last night, so I arrived in Victor with some of the pieces prepared, but I had to figure out what to put on the card.
Starting from the outside, I began used a small cream envelope made out of laid paper, and with the premlip on the side instead of the top edge. I added a stamping of my return address in black on the premlip, the recipient's address in red, and a giant Native American crafts stamp (for US recipients). Inside the envelope, I added a card, folded in half, and made of blood-red laid paper. I added the colophon in pen to the back of the card. On the front of the card, I drew a title doodle followed by a small barely-visual poem I wrote tonight.
The poem is barely visual because I left the tittle off every minuscule i, except for the i in the word spring. Welcome to the warmer season.
Every envelope also include a little mailart announcement or enclosure that I'd received in multiples from one of my mailart correspondents.
The recipients of "all of it of now" (qbdp # 48) were the following:
1/12 Ruth and Marvin Sackner
2/12 Bob Grumman
3/12 Roy Arenella
4/12 Ruud Janssen
5/12 Jassy Lupa
6/12 Mick Boyle
7/12 Nadja Sayej
8/12 RF Côté
9/12 Reed Altemus
10/12 Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
11/12 Gail Fischer
Here's a view of my mailart-creation station in the hotel in Victor, New York:
Geof Huth, "all of it of now" (6 Apr 2005)
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