What a wonderful way to share postcard art in the time of the pandemic. Many thanks to Mark Montano and my fellow artists who are spreading love and positivity through the mail! (http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html) I received 10 fabulous postcards in the past couple of weeks! WOW!!
I participated in Mark Montano’s Postcard Swap last month, which was TONS of FUN! http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html He included a contest to win a gel plate–to make more postcards, I think! Thanks to Mark for a fabulous prize–I love it and I will use it with JOY!
I enjoyed creating another scrappy soul book, according to Tiffany Goff Smith’s delightful online class (https://southerngalsdesigns.com/). It is a fun project, incorporating upcycled papers and fabrics into a special and unique art journal. I loved altering a children’s craft book!
I am participating in iHanna’s second postcard swap of 2020–it is so much fun! She hosts swaps annually–you mail off ten cards that you create and then receive ten cards in return. https://www.ihanna.nu/postcard-swap/ I used recycled newspaper and acrylic paint for my collaged cards (4X6″).
UPDATE: November 7th: I have received 6 cards so far and they are WONDERFUL! Many thanks to fellow artists in our shared creative endeavors.
I saw some beautiful fading flowers in late September–the colors, shapes, and textures were fantastic!
I participated in “Open Studio” yesterday, hosted by artist Ingrid Dijkers (http://www.ingriddijkers.com/index.html). We explored using foam stamps and acrylic paints to create painted papers such as deli paper, scrapbook and sketch papers, along with rice papers. What a blast! Folks came up with wonderful designs!
I have been having loads of fun lately with mixed media artist, Tiffany Goff Smith (https://southerngalsdesigns.com/). She hosts an online workshop, Scrappy Soulbook, which incorporates a recycled book into an art journal. My first soulbook is kinda rough around the edges but it has been an inspiring experience! I am looking forward to making more—you can use any book—it does not have to begin with a children’s book. But I love Shari Lewis…….
On September 11 I drove through Gaylord on my way south to Lansing, MI. I stopped at a small cemetery outside of town, among fields–it was a gorgeous sunny day for a visit. It was a quiet tour except for a crow that cawed the entire time I walked around the graves. For me, it was a way to remember 9/11 and its huge loss.
Mark Montano is hosting another fantastic postcard swap! Make 10 cards and receive 10 cards–what could be better? Create with recycled/upcycled materials and have fun–I had a blast making my cards. Thank you Mark! http://www.markmontano.com/2020/09/international-postcard-swap.html
It was a gorgeous and beautiful day yesterday! Tim and the cats enjoyed lots of relaxing deck time.