The title of this 200th blog post is what my Grandma from Pau, France would have said if she had found what I found in my mailbox today. But, since Grandma is no longer here physically I said it just like her...
Ay Yi Yi Yi Yi Yi Yiiiiiiiii !
Can you hear it?
Let me introduce you to Mary Ann -if you haven't met her yet... The Goddess of MailArt and Stenciling...
Dispatch From L.A.
(I used your very words Mary Ann...because if it ain't broke don't fix it, right?!)
"When I'm not adding to my stash of contraband marbles, rubberbands, airplanes, and slingshots (all in a day's work as a 2nd grade teacher), I'm busy making a mess in my visual journal and stirring up trouble in the neighborhood. My cat posse assists as needed by gnawing the ends of my paint brushes and chewing off the ends of my shoestrings while I toil away at my art table.
I live in Los Angeles but keep a getaway car handy for those times when I need to hightail it out of town in a hurry."
When I opened the envelope look who was giving me THAT look ;-)
Mary Ann herself in one of her self portrait stencils!!!
On the flip-side...Arghhhhhh! I LOVE the combo of this shade of blue with black...it makes little ping-ping-pings in my head like a pinball machine! Look at that stencil, hand cut by MA herself...excuse me darlin' hand me a mint julep so I don't faint right here on my front porch!!!
There is no way I can really explain how COOL it is to get MailArt from Mary Ann....once you have cruised around her blog for a few days, weeks...months - you will begin
to understand. I visit Dispatch From L.A. daily-
it's like sitting on the porch with an old and cherished friend...THANK YOU MARY ANN!!!
I thought I saw a hummingbird, I did, I did, I did!
I have been obsessed with photographing hummingbirds lately. While sitting out on our deck the other evening I spotted this one in a neighbors tree...it was dusk and difficult to get a real clear photo...but I love the effect I captured in this one!
Be sure to click on the image to enlarge!
Labels: 200th blog post, Dispatch from L.A., hummingbird, L.A., MailArt