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… is the theme for the September 1 Mail Me Some Art swap. Asemic writing is a pattern of markings that looks as if it could be writing but has no actual semantic content. Some of the asemic writing I looked at was like calligraphy.

I went with some real-life material. My husband has been practicing mark-making with his non-dominant hand. It looks like writing, but it’s not — it’s actually rows of tick marks made in response to various prompts. I made an electric green copy of the original, but my scanner now sees it as a gray-green. Or maybe it’s my monitor. You can tell me what you see.


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Blue Moon

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Some of my own fodder and one embellishment from a gift received a couple posts back. An archaeology magazine cutout, scrapbook paper, and a bit of bright blue packaging went into this. Of course it’s not the moon that’s blue …

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Waiting for an inbound flight at the regional airport, I picked up some luggage tags that had blown along the fence. They were in different stages of degradation, as you can tell. I made a quick collage and added a half-tone filter to the image, just to see what would happen. The effect of the filter isn’t visible unless you enlarge the image.

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I’m starting to use some photographs left over from a trip to Florida as collage backgrounds, They are over-exposed as images but will work well as substrates, I think.

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… brilliant mail art drops into your mailbox, even if you haven’t made or sent any yourself for a while. I haven’t even opened the packet that Tracy Miller sent me. I’m already well nigh to blown away.


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It’s a mini-folder sealed in a plastic emvelope. Here’s the other side (still unopened).

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The folder itself is a great mix of materials and media: there’s tape, stenciling, printing (gelli?), postage stamps and currency (not all on this side), hand-made collage elements, and stickers. You never know what will go together until you see what others have done. Just at the moment, I am feeling sympathy for the innocent donkey and the tumbling pins.


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Finally, there’s a little stash of collage treasures inside, like these:


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Thanks, Tracy!

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