I owe most of my artistic acumen to the years I spent "just fooling around" doing mailart in the late 80s, 90s and now the naughties, not only was it a life preserver during 2 jobs and a variety of stressful events, it taught everything I needed to know. Kind of like that big poster about Kindergarten. By the time I got around to doing art for shows, I knew what worked and what didn't. Most of my mailart pals have found other things to do but I still correspond with a handful and love the freedom of making art for a single viewer. Terry Garret is a newer mailart pal but his offerings are elaborate and beautiful and I thought I'd share his latest graceful contribution to my mailbox:
The quote in his little book is delightful in addition to the book being a tour de force, but you'll have to read it in pieces:
I'm trying to show you the end but the photo won't take. Try again.....
Zowee! My mailbox rocks! Thanks, Terry!