Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mail Art!!!

It has been quite awhile since I have taken part in a Mail Art Exchange. I was involved in so many art swaps for a long time, and I found that I had no time for anything else. So I had to pull back, regroup, reassess and start again. So I went from far too many obligations to none! That was hard, as I had gotten quite accustomed to finding wonderful suprises in the mailbox on a regular basis. Then one of my dear friends, from one of the very few groups that I still belong to , sugggested a Post Card Swap. Make three and get three. Now this was reasonable and very doable! The task was to make 3 cards 4x6 in size and use paper as the basis- Just Paper???? No way, not me!! I made the birds out of my fabric/paper and the trim is some yarn scraps sewed down with invisible thread.

These cards were not easy to photograph as I had used a watercolor spray ont he background that contained mica powder. I had to use the flash as it is raining outside and the flash does not like the shimmer from the mica powder- SIGH!!

I think that the gals who are going to get them will be pleased! I have placed them in a clear plastic envelope for mailing, so even the postal workers can enjoy them!! Maybe the cards will brighten their day as well!!

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Love your card. The colors are perfect. Paper only, no way. Sharon

Judy said...

Lovely card Elizabeth! Reminds me of the muse bird who hangs over my sewing machine! Tweet Tweet!

xo

Elaine Powers. said...

Hello! My mom was showing me your art,(Terri, the Ten Thousand Villages gal) and I fell in love with everything you've done! This has to be my favorite because of the birds wing. I think the music sheet was a great idea and it made it stand out. This Sunday my mom and I might stop by Liberytown and see more of your work if I'm lucky.
-- Elaine.

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