Saturday, September 7, 2013
Now that I've owned my obvious lack of commitment to projects I start... I HAVE been taking lots of pictures this year and have actually embarked on some very cool projects- mail art and Postcrossing.
Mail art involves creating art on envelopes and mailing them to like-minded artists in a 'swap'. I just sent out 25 envelopes- some more artistic than others, to be honest, since I didn't realize how intense and hypercritical I would get about the art- and I received great mail art from those 25 other participants- very... very... very... cool! I loved this project and am feeling much more comfortable with pursuing my art in this format.
Postcrossing (google it) is a website you can join and send postcards all over the world! You sign up online, are given other Postcrossing members' addresses, and you mail them a postcard. When the recipient signs in and reports they have recieved your postcard, then you become eligible to recieve a postcard from another member, who is randomly given your address. I only participate in international postcard swaps, just to keep it safe - I don't want some crazy person to get my address and show up at my house. (If they travel from a foreign country to do that- I would admire that amount of spunk!) It has been so much fun to receive postcards from all over the world- I have postcards from Europe, China, Australia, Taiwan, Spain, Japan, Russia and other faraway places!
Here's a couple pics (since this is kinda what I'm supposed to be doing here!) of the two projects. On the top are 2 postcards I received from Spain and Taiwan...
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Yeah, I know that I didn't take this photo today, but the significance of it on my life and the lives of my children is tremendous...
Because of this day, I can finally tell my child, "You can be ANYTHING you want to be, even President of the United States!" and truly believe it.
I have never been able to say that to my children before this historical day...
Who would have thought we would see it in our lifetime? I took my son to the polls with me today after work and after I voted, we talked about the significance of the day- we shared the moment together so we would have the memory to share with our grandchildren and great-grandchildren if the unbelievable should happen.
At 9 pm Pacific time, Obama was giving his acceptance speech.
No matter your political beliefs, we have experienced a historical moment in our country... and in our lives...