Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ihanna's Spring 2014 Postcard Swap

As you may know.  I have been practicing Mail Art for the last year or so.  I love making postcards and sending them out in the world--and getting art in the mail from swappers and random MA friends.  There are some wonderful sites for making mail art connections--there'a a link button on my sidebar to Mail Me Some Art, Karen Isaccson's fabulous swapping group, and there are numerous facebook pages devoted to this genre.

I have been following ihanna's blog for a few years now.  It's a joyful creative place--you'd like it!  Twice a year she hosts a postcard swap, with international swappers (She's in Sweden).  You join the swap list-there's a small fee to insure participation--and make 10 handmade original postcards.  Right before Swap Day (May 1 for this one) Hanna will send you 10 addresses to send your cards.  In return she will send your address to 10 othre swappers and you will receive 10 beautiful pieces of art!  I can't wait.
Here's a link to visit her blog; it's too late to join the spring swap, but there 's another one coming in the fall.

Here are my 10 cards--pretty random, but I hope (ha!) to become more organized and try a series in the future.


Monday, April 28, 2014

SPA--Music--Blues in the night

All elements from Deviant Scrap: Rucola Designs and Clementine Designs

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three Muses--Shoes

to paraphrase Donovan...I love my sneaks, I love my sneaks.  My sneaks are so com-for-tab-ly love-ly.

Background and sneakers from Holliewood Studio, altered with filters and blending.  The random text is a PS brush.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Take a Word--Wings

I started out wanting to do a man with wings.  this is what grew from his expression.  Elements from various artists at Deviant Scrap.  Don't you love their stuff!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Red Sky at Morning; Bug Light in Baltimore Harbor.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter to All Who Celebrate!


And Happy Passover, and Happy Spring to Everyone Else!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some postcards -- Outgoing for MMSA swaps

Scavenger hunt--10 items beginning with the letter S  Went into the mail on Monday.
This was difficult, had to look in many places for these. It's amazing the number of things that DON'T begin with the letter S.

Second group--Brown and Blue--I really love these , so dark and dramatic!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Take a Word--Bird

I've never seen the TV show, Portlandia, but I know people who live there, and understand that art really imitates life there.  I do remember hearing about several episodes featuring the expression, " put a bird on it!"  So, I did.
All elements from beedesigns "are you crazy" kit.

SPA-- Still Life

Made with elements from Deviant Scrap kits from MVE, Holliewood, Rucola, Finecrafted designs, and from Marisa and RDH Designs.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Take a Word--Music

Rock and Roll Heaven.

Made with elements from the I'm With The Band collab kit from deviant Scrap, including work by Beth Rimmer, Marta Van Eck, Altered Emporium and Tangie Baxter.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Some new mail art postcards

Been playing with packing tape and my gelli plate.  It's a great way to clean it off if the paint has dried, and the transparent layers are great for texture and depth. I layered them on top of collaged pieces

I also played with my baby sewing machine and stiched the edges down.  I stitched these up while I was at it.