Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mail Art and my Creative Sprint!


#123 And Day 18



Day 6

Day 9 & Day 21
 All this month of October, I've been participating in the Creative Sprint, which is a project of Another Limited Rebellion (which happens to be the business of our son and daughter.)

It's been a wonderful challenge. I did it last April. I didn't plan to do it this time around but then I just jumped in.
Day 17

Above, Day 18, we were to make something to trade for something we wanted. Well, I always want MAIL!! So I traded for some Mail Art from another Sprinter!

Day 6, we were to make something with our eyes closed. I chose the pencils with eyes, closed and made a portrait. I even put the brush of water on with out seeing where I was doing it. I really like the results!

Day 9, we were to take something apart and make something new from it. I opened up a cracker box, made a weaving through it and then put it together inside out.

On Day 21, we were to make something and send it through the mail. Easy Peasy as kids used to say a long time ago, easy peasy for me. I made a water color landscape, put it in the Day 9 box, added a bunched up plastic bag for padding, and sealed it up all over with packing tape. It made it through the mail, arriving at it's destination today!
Yay, USPS. Three day journey only.

On Day 17, we were to teach someone how to do something. I taught people who had basic knitting skills how to make a pair of simple fingerless gloves.

I think a couple people might try it. I hope they do and show me the results.

You can see all of my Creative Sprint things in my Instagram Gallery.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mail Art and such.

 A card from my friend B Kapp in Chicago. She cheers me up with her dots and colors.


I'm participating in the fall #Creativesprint. Every day we get a prompt. On day 12, we had to do something backwards. I wrote my grocery list backwards and used a mirror to check it. Not back after I slowed down and focused. Oh, yes, people, that's a life lesson right there!! Don't you think?

Day 14 #CreativeChallenge

 I participated in an Add to and return for the Ray Johnson project.

You can do this to, if you'd like.
Just print out the forms and do it.
Click HERE.

Adding to the Mail Art - A slow but steady year.

 This year, I will not get 365 pieces of Mail Art completed. So it goes. I was out of commission for a bit this year, which set me back but even so, I'm no where near my usual out put.

And because of that, I'm not getting as many in-coming pieces of Mail Art. This makes for a sad mail box. SO, I'm going to get busy and ---





make more and send more. That's the solution!

Card #120 was inspired by Hannah Hoch. See an example of her work below. She's one of my favorite collage artists, and I'm a member of her fan club.

Hannah Hoch

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

More Mail Art, of course!

 I've had a lot of fun collection hands, eyes, and mouths from magazines.

 What do you think? A whole image is formed right? You can see what the entire face looks like.

A friend sent me this eraser card. I wasn't sure how I'd alter it, but the addition of this head really changed this into a narrative piece.  I posted it on Facebook for my Mail Art Monday post and asked for captions. I got some really good ones.

Do want to suggest a caption?

I've been meaning to share this received mail with you. The envelope appeared to have been water damaged then dried out. It was sent to me from Puerto Rico in August but wasn't received until September, long after our friends had returned.

I showed them the envelopes before I opened them It's amazing that they arrived at our home. Amazing.

Catching up on Mail Art + a little workshop




At Main Library

Workshop participants

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