|"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!
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.
PUBLISHER / EDITOR / DESIGNER JANINE VANGOOL
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
WRITTEN BY LINZEE KULL MCCRAY
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?