adrienne mason art

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Serendipity

When I make a collage I try not to over think things. It’s only afterwards—when I scan it or show it to a friend—that a particular alignment of two images, or a random word pops to the fore. I love these serendipitous moments. Something else in my brain or eye made a connection I didn’t quite see at first.

I suppose this is more coincidence than serendipity, but when I did a quick scan to choose a few images to put onto this new site, I chose a collage I’d sent out over a year ago. This one:

origami paper, magazine images, shorthand, and other random bits

origami paper, magazine images, shorthand, and other random bits

And then, just a few days ago I picked up mail from a box that I hadn’t collected from in awhile and found a lovely bit of mail from the collage’s recipient. So, you never know when a wonderful surprise like this will wind up in your post office box. Thank you Claire for the beautiful package.

From Claire D.

From Claire D.

In the same bit of mail, there was a letter from a mail art friend in France. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile either, so it was a nice surprise. Richard’s calligraphy is always a treat to receive. (Please forgive the images. I usually use a scanner, but it’s “there” and I’m “here,” so the iPhone had to stand in.)

Mail from Richard B.

Mail from Richard B.

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Starting Over

To CleoMaybe it’s the excess of it all, but the holiday season always gets me organizing and purging. I also have a bit more time to putter the day away and to get to a few things that I’ve been wanting to. On my list for a long time was a re-vamped blog. I wear a lot of hats in my day-to-day life—editor & writer, publisher, mother, wife, friend, etc., but I wanted a place just for my art. So, here we go. This new blog is a place to post my work, for better or worse (hopefully better), to share and keep track of the artists whose work I admire, and, hopefully, to make some connections with others who enjoy art, collage in particular.

Thanks to all of those who hung out with me at Tough City Writer. There are still a lot of great images over there so you might want to take a peek.