I was so excited to be invited to participate in the Cut & Paste art show coming up at Cellar 55 in Vancouver, Washington. I’ve always loved cutting up paper and making collages for zines and mail art, but this is my first time making a collage piece for a show. I got a little bit intimidated by translating my scappy aesthetic to Fine Art, but I’m really proud of the piece that I ended up putting together.
The opening reception for Cut & Paste is this Friday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m. at Cellar 55 (1812 Washington St. in Vancouver). If you can't make it to the opening, the show will be up all month. Cellar 55 Tasting Room is open for viewing and wine tasting Tue-Thu 12-6pm, Fri 12-9pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm. Other artists featured in the show include Kelly Keigwin, Sam MacKenzie, Greg Bee, Christopher Luna, Shannon Yoffe, and Lisa Laser.
The bad news is that I got really sick this week and had to cancel my trip to Euzine. I'm really bummed, because I was looking forward to seeing people, picking up new zines, and experiencing Euzine for the first time. But I think I made the right decision for my health, so that's positive I guess.
In happier news, I've been wanting to share these postcards that I made for last month's Correspondence Club swap. One of my favorite parts of Correspondence Club is that every month, there's a different themed swap. Whoever wants to participate writes their name and address on a list, then we each send a piece of mail art to everyone on the list. Last month, the theme was Encrypted. I thought about those puzzles with letters representing other letters, cut up January - September in my calendar to get the little pictures, and then made a code. Like most projects, it was a lot more work than I expected, but I was pretty happy with the results! Here are a few of the postcards I sent - want to see if you can break the encryption?
I like cats, feminism, queers, making things and writing, apparently.