Thursday, January 30, 2014

One More Postcard

All the postcards in my previous post have all found wonderful new homes.  This makes me SO happy!  You are all so generously kind with your comments for my beloved postcards.  Thank you so, so much!
But, oops, I've got one more!
Smile (paper)
Do you want to find this postcard in your mail?
If you haven't been chosen to receive a postcard from me, please don't give up.  I create them as fast as I can when inspiration strikes.  New ones are always on the way.  And, if you've already received a postcard but would enjoy more, please don't hesitate to speak up.
I'll crawl into a hole and wither up if I ever run out of postcard requests....please don't let that happen!  lol
Mail Art Love to you all,

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mail Art

You know I love making postcard mail art.  But it doesn't become real "mail art" unless it actually gets sent through the mail.  I have a few postcards looking for good homes.  If you see one you like, let me know.  I'd love to turn these into "real mail art".
Bird's-eye View (paper)
No Postage Necessary (paper)
A Song in Your Soul (paper)
2wenty Thr3e (fabric)
(I'm finally ready to part with this one)
 I've agreed to a couple of Valentine card swaps and got a bit carried away with ideas, so I have these Valentine theme postcards to send out if you'd like to receive a Valentine.
Sissy with Red Flowers (fabric)
Valentine Collage (paper)
Valentine Flourish (fabric)
Sometimes I get brave and just send a postcard as a surprise, but I really prefer sending a card when I know the recipient wants it and already likes it.  Many people say they'd love to have "any" of my cards, but I don't really believe that.  They couldn't possibly like everything I make.  Heck, I don't even like everything I make!  So, hint: your best chance of getting mail is to be specific about which card(s) you like best.
I don't usually share on my blog anymore the postcards that are made specifically for someone.  To see all my postcards, they are posted in my flickr photostream and in my flickr postcard sets.
I can't wait to drop these cards in the mail for some 
good mail days!  Thank you all so much for your continued encouragement and mostly for your support in enabling me to continue making mail art.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Art Journal Calendar 2013

December is complete.

I'm keeping the pages in a scrapbook album that is expandable.

As the album gets fuller, the page spreads will come together.

This is the cover page I've been working on.  Plenty of room to add years, but I'll see how many when the album won't hold any more pages.

I'm continuing this project into 2014, but with a different layout style.  With this change, it's more of a journal as you go, so the month layouts are not made ahead.  Much of the way through 2013, there were days when I felt like I wanted to be a bit more chatty sometimes, but the daily blocks limited that.  When a new page spread is complete, I'll show my progress.
"This moment is the most important thing happening right now."  Rodney White (?)