Feb 25, 2008

MAIL ART 3, Coming this April

Are you interested? I know at least that Amanda is. Mail Art participants will send a piece of their own original artwork to a randomly assigned recipient each week. Artclash asks that everyone spend at least two hours each week creating their artwork and mail each piece on time, so by the end of the month each will have sent and received four pieces of art. The last Mail Art project drew over 100 participants from 12 states and 3 countries!

To participate, please send your name and address via snail mail to 4535 Larchwood Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143 by March 14, and they will send you the names and addresses of 4 other participants.


Feb 12, 2008

What's this "meme" thing?

Capella tagged me! Here are the rules of the game.

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Make sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting that you did. (I don't entirely get this, but I think that means I go to their blogs and comment in them.)

Six things:

a) non-important thing #1: I like almost all food except I hate zucchini and all summer squashes. I think I might lack some kind of enzyme for liking them, since everyone else seems to think they're peachy.

b) I don't like it when people park unwanted furniture near my desk at work. It happens more often than you would think.

c) I am known for being the official cake-cutter at all birthday or shower or party situations where cake needs to be cut because I really enjoy the way the knife feels as it slices through sheet cake. I have a lot of practice knowing how to slice the pieces up without undue frosting buildup on the knife, which causes unfortunate disfiguration of the fluffy roses. In general, I have good haptic skills.

d) I looked at my seed catalog the entire time everyone else was watching the Superbowl. I am trying to make it through to the spring by thinking about Sungolds and Armenian cucumbers...

e) I believe I could have been an awesome hairstylist and perhaps that I missed my calling. I also would have been an incredible private investigator or a competent seamstress/patternmaker or a decent math teacher. I would have been the world's worst astronaut, bible salesman, and/or podiatrist.

f) I don't like it when people touch me with their moist toes. Ew! I have several similar pet peeves that most of you already know about, like the whole gum cracking thing.

I tag Karen. I know I'm supposed to tag more people, but Capella already tagged my sis. I don't know that many people with blogs! I am not sure Amanda would do it... would you, ABH?

I love Karen's stories:

K- "here, you'll like this hush puppy."
Lili- "i don't wanna eat puppies!"
K- "it's not a real puppy. that's just the name."
Lili- (taking a bite) "i just felt a puppy bone!"

Feb 10, 2008

Open postcards to ABH and AEW...

... and a teaser to the rest of youse all.

These and these are the last four entries of two series of digital postcards. Amanda and Amber and I have been sending them back and forth over the internets lately for the purpose of creating a final set of them for Fun-A-Day.

The idea is that for each day in the month of January, we sent digital postcards on alternate days. The person receiving would then alter or build upon or riff off of the previous image and send it back (a la Layer Tennis, although it was our idea first). It's like a cross between penpalling and whisper-down-the-lane. If this confuses or intrigues you, please attend the Fun-a-Day show at Studio 34 this upcoming Saturday night, and you'll see what it's all about.