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Inky Stamps: variety sampler, redux

Inky stamps, assorted/currently in use, annotated. (created to include in a package to a friend, including here to provide confusion and amusement)
 

Artifact: Log Bench (detail) / lesson in elegant simplicity

Log Bench (detail)

Metaphor: look for simple elegant ways to make/do tasks/things which can become unnecessarily complicated

Artifact: Peter Puck’s Coloring Book

Peter Puck’s Coloring Book (circa 197x)

Artifact: Belly (the band), Dove (the album) lyric book (handmade)

Belly (the band), Dove (the album) lyric book (handmade)

Memento: El Cortez Hotel (Las Vegas)

El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas (Fremont Street), Nevada

Mementos: Phewa Lake (Pokhara, Nepal)

boatman on shore
boat underway on lake
boatman drinks tea

Artifact: Microphone (at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC)

“On the Air” Microphone at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC – note VW Bus in background

Items: Round Up “cigarettes” (bubble gum)

Round Up “cigarettes” (bubble gum)

Note: Not to be confused with Round Up toxic killer chemical cocktail

Scrapbook: Postcard / Greeting Card Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019)

Scrapbook: Postcard Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019), cover

Postcards and scrapbooks, scrapjournals and greeting cards… i dig these papery things. However, sometimes received postcards end up in a shoebox which seems sorta sad. So, Ryoko and i built a scrapbook to hold postcards and cards. 

Scrapbook: Postcard Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019), flyleaf

The scrapbook is my usual style – side bound Japanese binding, sewn up with sturdy twine through 3 holes. The covers and binding are Sri Lankan paper made from elephant dung (yup!).

Inside the pages are a bit of variety but all feature some sorta envelope comfortably hold the postcard or greeting card – meta in a way. Then decorated with a variety of postal stamps, inky stamps, luggage tags, stickers, oddities, ephemera, bits of paper (mostly admittedly from the “b-pile” and other oddities from the scrapbook bin. 

Scrapbook: Postcard Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019), opening page

There are a still a few empty pages / slots to fill with postal dispatches to come in the future. 

This features treats from Bermuda, Seattle, Vancouver, France,  and many other places… Thanks to all who send the treats. Want to mail me items? Get the coordinates

Scrapbook: Postcard Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019)
Scrapbook: Postcard Booklet / Nusa Ceningan (2019), Bermuda

Oh this album was built on Nusa Ceningan, Indonesia where it lives in a teak cabinet.

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Artifacts: Writing Utensils / Implements, assorted

Items: Writing Utensils / Implements, assorted