Saturday, August 06, 2005

Digital ATCs

There is an interesting thread of conversation concerning digital ATCs on the blog Paint-n-Things. Do you think digital mailart is as "valuable" as a hand-made item? Weigh in with your 2 cents.

Here is a limited edition ATC ( 7 total) that I made using 2 of my photographs ( a crow in Bryce Canyon Utah and a photo of and old painted wood building). I inverted the crow to a negative image and used a layer filter to get the right paint texture showing through. Then I played with the color and contrast to find just the right shade of turquoise-green. Then I resized it to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and pasted 7 copies onto an 8 x 11 image and printed it out at 300 DPI on Kodak high gloss photo paper.

Do you make digital ATCs??? If the answer is yes and you want to swap, send me an email or send your ATCs to: kiyotei / p.o. box 2786 / carlsbad, ca 92018 / usa

I'll send you an equal number (including the wooden crow image).

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pipe Smoking Koko

Well this handsome postcard, with matching artistamp comes from Jassy Lupa of Mouth of Wilson, VA.

It is a wonderful handpainted and rubber-stamped image in turquoise blue and gold.

Reminds me of the Anasazi trickster named Kokopelli whose fluted image is scratched into many a sandstone cliff.

Check out her wonderful blog for more information about this mailartisan.

TM V 1.1

Capt. Reg (alias R.F. Cote) sent me another version of his time machine postcard.

This time the unit is a bit larger ( 8 1/2 x 11 ") and is much easier to use. Reg updated the software and hardware for the device and added a pre-tuned button back to 1976.

My goal was to jump back to February 9th and see Kiss in concert at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City.

Unfortunately . . . I arrived a few days before the concert and managed to get grounded by my mom, so I missed the show.

I'll try again next week.
Thanks Reg! Check out the original time machine postcard here.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Dylan's Mailart on the Radio

Here's a cool link from Ed Giecek:

Bob Dylan's Mailart

It discusses Ed's recent mailart call to celebrate Dylan's birthday and mentions kiyotei's den too.

You can also download the radio show about Dylan's song Like A Rolling Stone

Thanks for the email Ed!