Sunday, July 20, 2014

follow your dream

A new envelope has traveled through our kindly postal system, and safely arrived in the UK.
 
 
I very much can see my own progress with my mail art and am surprised and thrilled that it is going in a direction that I'm very much enjoying the process of.
 
When I have success with these envelopes where I swipe ink onto the envelope with a plastic card, it is pure luck.   l love the effect of this inking technique, but I have thrown away more than I save.   Throwing the envelopes away doesn't make me a very happy mail artists.  I think I'm going to have to leave this technique behind and work on other ways to get more successes than failures.  Always a good plan...right?
 
 
Happy Mail Day!
xx
Annie


17 comments:

sheila 77 said...

This is a lovely painted, textured and patterned card, with such subtle colours, who wouldn't love to get this through the letterbox.
I know what you mean about these hit or miss techniques, when they work it is amazing, but sometimes they don't. I actually think the good outweighs the bad and it's worth continuing to get some wonderful surprising results.

carol said...

Perhaps your failures are only in your eyes? Often we are too critical of our own work. Post some flubs and let us be the judge……..I bet some of them are beauties too!

Carol said...

It looks amazing to me! How's the quilt coming along? :O)

Artfully challenged said...

Ah I recognise this fabulous work of art Annie :)

I am always fascinated by how the same products in different peoples hands can work out so wonderfully diverse. You really do the best mail art I have seen and I can't believe for one minute you have ever made anything fit for the bin!

Hugs
Donna xx

tink's mom said...

wonderful piece of art. is the part that you are having the issue with the first step. if you have a problem then all it is is a matter of the cost of an envelope, not lots of time and energy. seems a small price to pay if even every 10th one works and you end up with art like this.

Createology said...

Beautiful mail art envelope! I would love to "raid your throw aways". We are always so hard on ourselves...Shhhhh Inner Critic. So happy to hear you are thrilled you are enjoying your process and progress. Creative Bliss Dear...

Miss Iowa said...

Don't sell yourself short, girl! Your art envelopes are great and there are several ideas of yours that I plan to borrow. :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Stop! Do not give up that technique! It looks amazing!

Tera Callihan said...

Wow, another amazing wotk of art!!! Love it!!! You have such an amazing eye for stamping & mail art!!! Yours are true treasure!

Jacque said...

Personally, I would be willing to bet that your "throw aways" are awesome, too! :)

Carol said...

Too bad it is so difficult. The envelope you have shown us is wonderful!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a stunning altered envelope Annie!
greetings, Alie

Cynthia said...

Beautiful as always! :)

Renee said...

Don't throw them out! Try cutting them up for other projects or die cut flowers out of them. You are too hard on yourself, your art work is fantastic! Love the envelope art especially.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this envelope. I don't think I'd have the courage to wipe my work with dark ink. You are brave and you do beautiful work! Keep it up!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love love that envelope!
so artistic, 1st time visiting your blog!
bibiana

waggonswest said...

Your work is beautiful and definitely evolving. I think you should put those envelopes that are not what you want to see today aside. You can look at them with fresh eyes at a later date. I expect that you will eventually find the just the right fit.