Two boots this morning. A few bargains inc. a "cow moo" for the cow moo collection. Hazel got lots of clips, ties and a copper ash tray pressed by machine - a sample Bob said.etc. A hollyhock and beads for Beth - who came round with some delicious vegan carrot cake this afternoon. We sat in the garden to eat it with some tea - a welcome break from all the mail art sorting. Three boxes today. One box too many! Phew! Also a snap of Hazel in the pantry which she cleared out yesterday to make room for the small cupboard from the front room - now swapped with a document cabinet to stand the small TV on.
A kind of diary, a log, a ramble, nothing to do with the Flowerpot Men. My life as an artist, a collagist, a rubber stamper, a networker, a dad , a letter writer and a postcard maker. Observations about this and that in no particular order.
I grew up in the home counties around London during the 50's and 60's. Went to several art schools including Southend ,Chelsea and Manchester. Trained as a painter and printmaker but now mostly using collage. Collect novelty songs and old mail art amongst other things too numerous to mention.