i have been working on new types of COLLAGES and would like to put out a call to my family and friends to collect for me things you think are interesting -PAPER AND OTHERWISE-, generally referred to as "ephemera". i want to use bits of everyday written/visual elements, incorporating them into collages. things i am looking out for are mostly vintage/old -as in 30's to 70's but new/unique is great too, unusual and weird are perfect!. condition does not matter, as long as it doesn't smell of smoke...and it doesn't cost anything. :)

· unique ticket stubs, passes
· handwritten notes (illegible fine), lists, letters, homework, recipes, directions
· old address books (i like the divider tabs)
· receipts, tags (price, sold, delivery, rare or strange)
· old mail, envelopes, stamps, unique postmarks (foreign is a bonus)
· old postcards, or newer corny ones
· old or new photos, worse is better, blurry/weird colors great, subject irrelevant
· pages from old/unusual books, old typed paper, ledgers
· old playing/flash cards, cards from games
· weird instruction manuals (need not be english), illustrations are a plus
· old pix from science, medical, nature, animal books/literature
· holy cards, religious pictures (will be given due reverence)
· little scraps of paper with cool numbers, words, pictures or letters
· vintage greeting cards (signed is fine) or wrapping paper pieces

anyway, you get the idea...pieces/parts are fine, whatever i don't use will be passed on to other collage artists or RECYCLED. the challenge in this is to look harder at common "trash" and see potential in odd or discarded items.
i have MANY other interests as far as collecting goes, there is a too-much-information list of my collections on my blog if you are bored. i will be adding pix of those some time soon, i see there are MANY bloggers out there interested in collecting and sharing the love! gotta do my little part...

thanks so much for reading + visiting, try something creative every day!

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