|It took a while, but I finally made it to a PDXCC (Portland Correspondence Co-Op) meeting -- our sister mail art group started a bit more than two years ago by Niko Courtelis.|
On all those shelves you see? Zines! Imagine that.
|Here are Miss Polly and Niko giving some highlights of the evening's meeting...|
They have typewriters at every meeting....how cool is that? (And, BTW, I noticed that there are A LOT of typewriters in Portland).
|JJAlltheWay is giving this one a workout.|
|Really.....what can I say about this beauty? Except I really wanted to take it home with me.|
|I brought a few things along for show-and-tell....|
|...including all six of my SFCC artistamp passports...|
|And -- lucky me -- Niko had a Will Call passport waiting for me to finally pick it up.|
Passport dated January 2015
Picked up April 2017
|Artistamps by Niko|
Check out his artwork here
|Of course, if you read my blog, you now I cannot leave things alone so I had to do a bit of altering in my new PDXCC passport....I added photos I took at the meeting and some of the artistamps Niko made...|
|That's a photo of me and Sugene, wonderful maker of zines, who I was happy to finally get to meet.|
Nostrama in PDX has a happy hour starting at 9PM. My kind of happy hour. So, after the PDXCC meeting we trooped over for cocktails and some pizza and salad....
|Things up there in PDX are really just too much fun....I'm thinking that I have to go back. Soon. Very soon.|
You are all forewarned PDX Peeps!
|One of Niko's Philatelic Atrocities -- If you want to see more, you can buy his book|
right here at Kat Ran Press
I'm lucky enough to have a collage and the book and recommend both.
And now -- I am off to a San Francisco Correspondence Meeting -- yup, two mail art meetings within two weeks. Not bad.
If you don't have a mail art group where you are I suggest starting one up.....
you won't be sorry.
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