Tag Archives: ArtsAndCrafts

Stamp of authenticity

Stamp of authenticity and approval. Accept no substitutes.from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdCsIDGlvdU/

Scrapbook: ephemera assembled with delicious paper…

Scrapbook: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / Japan ephemera (page detail)
Scrapbook: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / Japan ephemera (page detail)
Scrapbook: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / Okayama + Adelaide ephemera (page detail)
Scrapbook: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / Okayama + Adelaide ephemera (page detail)
Journal: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / ephemera (leather bound from Pete Word)
Scrapbook: Gabriola > Japan > Australia, 2015 / ephemera (leather bound from Pete Word)
Did I mention I love making scrapbooks? Scissors and glue and (miscellaneous & travel-related mostly) ephemera assembled into handmade journals with delicious paper to create a story of sorts. I have stacks of these. Curious? Do you make these things? If yes, please share with me.

get on the postcard bus

“get on the postcard bus” – another handcrafted batch of greeting cards, this cohort featuring snapshots of my former beloved VW bus dubbed “the earth ship”.
from Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbtL7dQlOw4/
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Photos were snapped with a Lomo Sardine Can camera (cork covered) with expired 35mm film during a “reunion” with the bus after over a decade during which old pals and I reacquainted ourselves with the noble beast thru stories and inebriants. .
The steed is now retired, painted majestically in a complete mural featuring various Grateful Dead inspired motifs –including Jerry Garcia and a dancing bear at the “wheel”, dancing skeletons, curious creatures and psychedelic meanderings throughout – as lives as a sauna(!) & wedding altar at the Mangy Moose Lodge up Big Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City, run by the funnest couple Honi and Day-Glo Dave. They even presented me with one of the old keys of this beloved vehicle which I keep with me in my travel wallet.

The batch of cards were water colored, inked with fountain pen, photos glued, tender sentiments written inside, and mailed to dear folks worldwide with affection.

Oh and some of these photos were taken by @twillomusic – thanks!

Merchant of ephemera in Mile End

Meet Billy, mixed media artist, roamer and proprietor of my fave ephemera shop @monastiraki in #Montréal where i purchased expired passports, vintage hotel stationary, 4-language election leaflets, handmade chapbooks and myriad other oddities – much is now transformed into new stories. PS i need a stationery restock!

Scrapjournals for no particular reason

Often times, I make scrap journals for no particular reason, just for enjoyment of gathering interesting paper tidbits and ephemera which I enjoy… Then somehow a “theme” or story of some kind emerges. Especially after being stuck/fermenting in a suitcase for months or years, as soon as I open a booklet of artifacts, so many memories return. Some of you might see oddities in here wish you recognize and enjoy as well presented in a different context.
Do you gather memories and stories in someway?

Poetry session supplies

✔️ outstanding hat
✔️ insta camera
✔️ fountain pen
✔️ Tintin notebook
✔️ (not pictured) matcha latte
= fine #poetry session

dispatch to elsewhere

#dispatch to elsewhere

Transmitting dispatches to the future past

Transmitting dispatches to the future past

savings account, just for the bankbank

 I wasn’t a lad who obsessed over money by any means but, kept a savings account from when I was a wee little dude primarily to receive a cute little notebook. Then I discovered punk rock and removed all the money to buy records…

Tripunithura Train Station (Ernankulum, Kerala, India) / oil pastel

train station

Tripunithura train station (Ernakulam, Kerala, India)
Oil pastel on paper