Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thanks to my friend Lynn Radford, I found out how to respond to the Brain Cell 845 mail art. When one receives a Brain Cell project it is a finished piece. It's also an invitation to participate in a future edition.

 How to respond? Artists send a hand carved rubber stamp or block print depicting their original artwork to Mr. Ryosuke Cohen of Japan. After collecting the art snippets, he then assembles them  into a Brain Cell collage. Cohen has been doing this since the 1980's.

As of today my block print of a red wing black bird is winging it's way to Osaka.

This week has been a long one. I wish I could say my wetland recycled art piece is moving along swimmingly, but it's not. I took a detour this week. I came across a call for artist that grabbed my attention. The deadline for submissions is April 1st. I waffled back and forth all week, do it or pass. I scrambled to get the required paper work together and photos sized then burned to a CD.

Now comes the hard part, waiting -- am I in or not?


  1. Sometimes detours bring about the most interesting of subtle changes. Maybe you needed that step away from your wetlands project. That works for me sometimes too, just a brief intermission. Glad Lynn, guru of bubble got you to cut that wood block print, so great. I always love your birds. xox

  2. Yes!

    I like this piece. I don't carve stamps much. it's interesting when people are good at it!

  3. Jill, your wood block birds are wonderful! The one you sent me is still on my shelf so I can enjoy it all the time! Jane