an occasional Thursday feature highlighting the work of Mrs.5000 and other book artists or toilers in affiliated vineyards.
Fabric on cardboard, stamp.
This is not a classic book arts piece, but in my mind there is a fuzzy edge out there where books are related to the realm of paper ephemera, and postcards are solidly paper ephemera, and even if a postcard is not strictly made of paper it remains conceptually in that realm. Know what I'm sayin? Also of course I will always select items for this feature that underscore that I like it when people send me cool things in the mail.
This fabric postcard, from possible reader Sara of Topeka, Kansas -- although, to tell the truth, I'm not at all sure she follows the L&TM5K, hard as that is to understand -- was made with a chunk from a shirt her son had outgrown. She didn't do the figurative stitching of the bicyclist, in other words, and she seemed a little apologetic on this point. I think it's cool, though. Found poetry.
Pretty cool, no? The Postal Service has the reputation of being all rule-bound, but if you stick an address on something by gum they'll try to get it where you want it to go. Personally, I think we should keep them around.