One 3 X 5 at a Time

Hello Creative Friends,

It is a nice day in the neighborhood where there are no cracks in the sidewalks, mostly because there are no sidewalks out here in the boonies.

Since moving here, my life has slowed way down.  Not that I'm complaining.  The reason I bring this up is because I have set a new challenge for myself that I hope to maintain for a while.  First a little background before I get to the point.

The company I worked for in Houston shared a warehouse space with another company whose business it was to make things out of plexiglass. I won’t bore you with the details but they went out of business and left a lot of junk lying around for pack rats like Moi to pack off home to be saved for a rainy day in Hoarder Land.  

When Rod and I did the big purge and got rid of the majority of our stuff to move to the country, some of that pack-ratty goodness survived the move and I have found a use for it in this lifetime!  I’d drink to that if the occasional bottle of wine survived more than a day around here, but alas I will have to write the rest of this post sober.

The plexiglass business had customers all over the country and they kept up with them by writing their names and address on the back side of a colored 3 x 5 index card.  They kept them in these tidy little file boxes.  I have this times three!


Anyway, these 3 x 5’s with writing on them are just perfect candidates for the gelli printing process.  I like how the writing contributes to the mixed media look. Here are a few examples.

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I love making these 3 x 5 prints and I have about a million of them since you can't print just one once you get started.

Since this post is getting long winded, I will show you what I am going to do with them in the next post.

Cheering you artfully on,