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printed postcards received!

In process on March 23, 2011 at 13:17

I am so delighted to have received my first batch of printed postcards from moo.  They are glossy and pretty.  I am a little mad at myself for not being the most perfect scanner, so there are tiny lines on some of the images, but, you know.  It’s the IDEA.  And I think that the authors will still be inspired by the images.



My next task is to match an image to an author.  Originally I was going to do it random, like the visual artists.  But upon reflection I have decided to match author and image.  Also, my pool of authors right now is small as I only have so many actual snail mail addresses.  Emails have been sent to rectify that situation.  But I am also trying to balance authors who write for adults and young adults.  I am very excited!  Hurrah!

Artists Round 4

In artists, process on March 7, 2011 at 15:01

MC – hopeless romantic

PG – zoo

LC – nothing

JZ – stop

WD – gin joint

JM – first kiss

BL – fresh water

RF- resting quietly

FH- shipwreck

Fourth Mailing (Canada)

In mailings, process on March 7, 2011 at 14:55

indie bookstores I love

In bookstores, process on March 7, 2011 at 10:51

If I were a betting woman, I would say that when the time comes, it just may be that postcards might be found inside the books at some of these bookstores


Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont

Los Angeles, CA


695 E. Colorado Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91101

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood CA 90069

Babar en Ville

1235, avenue Greene

Westmount, QC H3Z 2A4

Oblong Books

6422 Montgomery Street

Rhinebeck, NY 12572


163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201


20 Congress Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Toadstool Bookstore

12 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458


making first writer cards

In musings, process, rachel perry welty on March 6, 2011 at 09:23

Last night I set about and ordered my first batch of cards for the diaspora to send out to the writers.  I decided to go with MOO as they have the possibility of doing small batches of cards with different images.  I’ve used them for my business cards, which I never remember to have on me, but they are mini and cute. I love the way they look.

The trick is to make sure that when I’m shop drop the cards into the authors books that it is clear enough to the person that discovers the card nestled in between the pages knows that the card it is an art project.  I’m going to self address and stamp the envelopes to go to me, so hopefully that will be the clue that its something that they should mail.  And MOO let’s you print a footer, so I printed this.

  • You have stumbled upon an art
    project! Please participate! Be
    inspired by the art on the
    postcard and write a micro
    story, poem or tiny philosophy
    and then mail back.
    Follow along at

Once again, in a diaspora you have to scatter and let things go.  I may never get any of the shop dropped postcards back.  C’est la Vie!

So, I’ve printed the first 10 images.  I scanned them and cropped and I hope that they turn out OK.  Also, the post card is quite small, so I’m interested to see what kind of words come back.  As a lady who writes pretty lean, I’m not too worried that few words won’t pack a literary punch.

The one postcard that I’m struggling with is Rachel Perry Welty’s. I guess I’m going to have to recreate what she did with the reflective surface.  Because the seeing yourself is the best part of that card.  Rachel really threw me an artistic curve ball.  I love it! If you’ve seen her latest piece, there’s a picture of her in all reflective material with everything wrapped in it.  So it’s very her while also being Dark and Stormy.  Yay! Art!

Next up, I have to recruit some people all over to help me with the shop dropping.

Kids Play

In ariel schrag, artists, returned on March 5, 2011 at 11:55

artist –  Ariel Schrag

words given – kids play