Monday, June 20, 2011

Petticoat Lane & Mail Art Friends

Petticoat Lane Markets, bustling, full of clothes, watches, handbags, souvenirs & tired children.  There were some wonderful fabrics around, sadly, all in the dresses of African women!
 Until today, we had never seen each other face to face but we do know each other's work. Andy, who started Mail Art 365 project, his wife, Elena, & Mail Artist Scott. We had an absolutely fabulous afternoon together.

There was an Artists At Home event on in Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush.  67 artists of various mediums opened their homes & studios to visitors.  We only had time to visit two homes but saw four artist's works at these 2 venues. It's a wonderful idea & so generous of the artists to let the public in to a somewhat private domain.  They also offered drinks & snacks if we wanted.

One of the artist's little back yard, her studio was off this garden - just a little bigger than my "HerShed" and just as great.

Another manhole cover.

Andy & Elena showed us their stash of mail art & postcards received from all over the world.  HofM (husband of mine) & I really enjoyed the generosity of our new mail art friends - it was a really special afternoon & I'm sure will be remembered as a highlight of this trip.

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