Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 1593: I vaguely remembered ordering something a long time ago ...

"Jim", step-by-step postcard, ink, watercolor & junk mail collage

Home from the 2 day sale Saturday night.
Tired from the week's preparations (I made too much).
The sale itself was festive & fun with fellow artists.
The best part, seeing friends even students!
But the sale ends, and you have to load up 
all  the stuff that you hoped would sell, 
& somehow pack it up, get it to & 
fit it into the little Honda hybrid.
Once home, unload everything into that yucked-up garage.
Poor sweet little car, still can't be in as usual.
I had mail, but ate dinner, did a quick blog (here) & done!
I mention this, because today I got around to my mail! 
And, I got this!

I vaguely remembered ordering something a long time ago.
Normally pretty frugal, I sometimes splurge. And, look!

It's my book wrapped in a real flour sack!
Cousin Katha, I immediately thought of you! You'd love it!

front cover

back cover

And inside ... amazing!

If you don't know about UPPERCASE magazine
it is a beautiful high-end, pricey, no ads, quarterly magazine.
I was lucky to be published in it, & now subscribe.

. . .

"UPPERCASE is a small, independent publisher of books and magazines for the creative and curious: products that spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Founded in 2009, UPPERCASE is loved by readers around the world and has been recognized for its design excellence.



As publisher, editor and designer, 

I believe that everything 

I publish is an opportunity 

to create something special. 

Each magazine issue and book 

 has high production values and 

attention to detail. 

A playful exploration of creativity, 

an affinity for vintage ephemera, 

and a love of typography are some 

elements common to many of my 


The book covers history, uses, styles, patters & so much more.

Author, Linzee Kull McCray

Feed Sacks: The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric


Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from a plain burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colorful bags that were re-purposed into frocks, aprons and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century.

Isn't that the best? 
When you've ordered something but forgot & so it's like a gift!

Also, some of you ask how I come up with "stuff" daily?
Well I opened this box and said "yes!"
Eye candy, right?

A smile for Monday ...

(just because ... it seemed appropriate?)

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