Thursday, January 23, 2014

Card of Wood

I have been admiring this mail art since it arrived last week! I'm happy to hear Jackson has become such a woodworker! How did he cut this card? What kinds of tools does he use? How did he measure it to be exactly postcard sized? I know, I am asking lots of questions, but carpentry always amazes me. I love building little objects but strongly suspect I don't do things the correct way. Can you send a picture or two of other things he has made or is working on? And, the drawing on the other side: very Mondrian! Is that a "zentangle"?! A fantastic collaboration! Other views:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

At last - Cracker mail

So delayed but it took a while to get back into "regular" existence after the holidaze. I just finished building Jackson's workbench project that was started at Christmastime. It was an epic, month-long saga of getting the right part for this workbench. Yesterday my parents showed up to find me hammering away, trying not to swear like a sailor. They rescued the workbench project with their perfect hi-we-were-just-in-the-neighborhood-thought-we'd-stop-by timing and tool logic. Jackson is now the happiest junior woodworker in the western hemisphere.

I owe you some mail. Perhaps the completed workbench will help with that.

And now: cracker in the mail.