This #102 was done for our national holiday, independence day, the 4th of July. For me, it represented my sad feelings for all of the things that have happened recently - killings, terrorist acts, natural disasters, coups, that go on and on.
So what can I do? Just hanging out being sad is so pointless and doesn't help, does it? No, of course, not.
So, besides sending out Mail Art and e-Mail Art into the world making people's mail boxes brighter, I'm going to be extra mindful of staying calm, noticing what is good, giving complements freely, and being kind however I can. Hoping that I can spread a little brightness.
Meanwhile, #103 looks like the sky is weeping over a lake and a drab landscape. Oh, well.
Voila, they look okay! I like them. The lines actually added something interesting to the prints.
I'm still going to do hard-copy mail art, but this e-mail art thing is taking hold. Maybe, because of the idea that people have so much paper to deal with, archives, I don't know. But what I do know is - I like cutting out stuff from magazines, and I like making piles of it, and I like moving it around and taking photos of it with my smarty-pants phone.
The summer time piece has been a lot of fun. I put a found photo (in an envelope marked 1980, that I inherited from a deceased friend) on an image of an O'Keefe painting torn from Art in America magazine, and then put a magnifying glass on top to hold it in place. I've photographed it with the photo in different locations on the painting, and the magnifying glass in different places on the photo.
When the photo is enlarged, the viewer (you) can see what is under the glass.
Fun! I'm having such fun. And people that have receives it as an e-Mail Art have responded positively to it.
I've an idea, send me your e-mail address, if I don't have it already, and I'll send you e-Mail Art!
The results - meh, the process - priceless.
She's mi corazon!