Friday, July 25, 2014
I did however make a lot of Mail Art while away. These pieces are a sample - I used scaps from found paper and added circles that I brought with me in my traveling Mail Art kit.
I altered commercial postcards and I made water color landscapes (not pleine aire, however.)
It was very relaxing to take a few moments each day and make little art pieces.
We were very inspired by what we saw at museums and all around us, returning home with ideas for new work,
I had fun putting the bears into the postcard and am happy with how it turned out.
Monday, July 07, 2014
I made this altered card using a postcard that we got at our most recent visit to the National Postal Museum on my birthday last week. I added the colorful old postage stamps to it. It's going to my niece and nephew in Wisconsin. They'll get a kick out of getting real mail.
I've been having fun punching out circles from old Art magazines. I'm preparing for a workshop that I'm going to do in two weeks, and I'm going to offer up a tin full of these circles as part of the project. More on this after it happens.
My workshop last week went really well. It was on Artist Trading Cards. Super fun to share. The participants were all teachers, grades kinder through end of high school, all different subject areas.
So these two cards are the start of some fun for me, as I plan to make use of the circles, also. I like circles a lot, and these are so planetary, and minimal.
This is beautifully crafted and painted to look exactly like the ambulances. It had a nice amount of books in it, not crowded like some of the other smaller LFLs. I hope that more people pay attention to it.
Do you have any LFLs in your neighborhood?
He knows it, as does our grand-girl, who likes giving the cat treats. We did, however, find her munching on a few herself, yesterday.