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iHanna Postcard Swap

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.

Exploring Foam Stamps

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!

Scrappy Soulbook

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…….

Cemetery Visit

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.