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outbox: just a few

postcards to put in the mail this week.

inbox goodies

Lots of mail love lately…

postcard from Victoria, a friend in Delaware.

Some seeds from Claudia in Portland OR

a note from Anne in Providence RI

and a post card from Aimee in NY

package to ponder

Aimee sent this fruitful package to me. More images and background about it can be found here. These are fragments from a body of work that is included in a current solo exhibition of hers. Be sure to check out Aimee’s busy exhibition schedule for this fall and make it out to see her work in person if you happen to be in New York or Florida.

I haven’t decided what I will do will all of these pieces just yet, but have a few ideas coming together.

Pinchpots for Hungarian Birds

I received a fine little package this week from artist Brandon Boan. He’s just returned from a month of teaching in Hungary. The following, entitled Pinch Pots for Hungarian Birds, was made during his work on a series of thermal drawings which will be showing soon; I’ll be sure to update with details as I get them.

rainy day packaging

One day last week while we got some much needed rain, Felix and I worked on coloring some paper to wrap a package for our uncle in.

We enjoyed watching the rain fall.

and later after the rain stopped, Felix had his first pretzel (or bits of it.)

while Andrew and I enjoyed sampling some beer for our first visit to Liberty Street Brewing Company.

From Letters to Words

I think I have the luckiest mailbox.

My dear friend Jude writes the most wonderful letters. I’m giddy every time I get one! Jude Stuecker is a fiber artist whom I met at Penland in North Carolina where we were both Studio Assistants during an 8 week Spring Concentration. She made a beautiful quilt for Felix that lives on the red recliner. Jude is currently in the middle of her busy summer show and festival season.

Also this week I received post cards from ever talented writer and poet Claudia Manz. Claudia changed my perspective on poetry completely. I met her during a month long fellowship/ residency at Jentel in Wyoming. Prior to that I just didn’t “get” most poems, didn’t really know how to think about them and in turn took the unfortunate stance that I just didn’t really like poetry.  After hearing Claudia share some of her favorite works as well as watch her work and listen to her read, I found a whole new appreciation and enjoyment for poetry altogether.

Claudia sent two poems from Portland.

place to place

Two beautiful arrivals this weekend from prolific Aimee Lee.

I enjoy the tactility and subtleties of the paper and am intrigued by how the blanket-ness of the material in the first image looks rough and yet so soft. The black and white lends itself well to these images yielding a lush chiaroscuro.

and the details.

Thank you Aimee!