These pages are for the recipients of my connections postcards, you know who you are.

This is a project that started during quarantine for Covid-19, which for me, my husband & our eldest son, in Los Angeles County, was mid-March 2020. Our younger son sheltered in place with family near his college in IL (Knox) for the duration. After a week or so of, well, less social interaction—given that my normal appears to be what most people consider to be quarantine—I thought it would be nice to send postcards to various people just to say “Hi.”

Hi!

Then, in my usual fashion I had to make it into a big complicated foofaraw, and here we are. 48 postcards and counting. No guarantee you will think they are fine art, whatever that is, but they are certainly parts of a greater whole. They are sort of organized by the decade that I met you, or if you are family, or geographic region, or … honestly, if you look back at life, there are all kinds of venn intersections to be had. I picked a few. I made the stamps sort of fit the group, one from folks I knew as a kid (big fish, little fish); one for folks I met as a teen/young adult (solo fish); one for when I found my partner in crime (two fish); one for all the lunacy that life has offered from there (eel on a brain coral—seemed appropriate.)

Each card has a wee schematic that illustrates where your piece fits on one of the paintings below. (I might have got it backwards.) They are also numbered in columns from top to bottom, then left to right. The ZIP code destination is included on the gallery captions of individual postcards for each piece, so you can see roughly where the rest of your painting got to. You might even be able to guess other recipients.

High tech varnish station.

These postcards are archival, suitable for framing if you are so inclined. The “top” is purely up to you, don’t feel bound by the constraints of the postcard—some of them are definitely better rotated unattached to the “whole.” Hopefully they won’t incur too much damage in the postal machinery, but a little wear and tear in transit is part of the project’s charm. My email address is on the postcards, I’d be delighted to see a photo of you with your card. It’s yours to do what you like with; acknowledgement of receipt would be appreciated, but is not required. Click on images below to jump to details on your painting.