|San Francisco Postcards - 01|
My art friend, Elsa, gave me a great idea weeks ago. Her suggestion was to make a postcard each day on my trip, mailing them back home. When I return I could then bind the postcards into a book. I love the idea. So I started creating once I arrived in San Francisco. I started with the rule that something on my trip should be included in the postcard. Since I went down the Oregon coast and through the Redwoods each of the first few has something about those places in the postcard collage.
I like the idea of having something realistic with the abstract. I have mailed five so far and am working on the next four. As I have been creating I still am including something significant about the trip but I am allowing myself a wide berth. You will see what I mean as the series progresses.
On the address side of the postcard is a miniature photo of some site on the trip. I have a Polaroid zip printer that does a fantastic job. I use my cell phone to take the photos. It all seems to be working well.