Two postcards, one showing Nipper, the other showing Hudson's ship the Half Moon, going to great-nephews who are brothers, and "tweens." Note my unabashed, shameless begging for snail mail on the card to Hayden.
July 11, 2011. Another mail art card made with tape transfer, from the
same newspaper article about manuscript illustrations as yesterday's
card. It becomes sandpo with that sandpaper triangle ;-) This is sent
to Marie in Japan...who is in Europe at the moment, but will one day
This came from that Saturday magazine supplement(July 10th) and I knew when I saw the colour "Elephant's breath" (in the bottom left hand corner)that I just had to use it! Has anybody ever actually seen the colour of elephant's breath? Do elephants know what colour their breath is? Would an elephant paint something the colour of its breath? So many questions!
This little elf girl is much paler than she shows in photo. I didn't know what to do with her - tanning lotion? make-up? Then I joined this group and IOUMA, and was inspired! Thank you, 365ers! And all mail-artists posting on the internet!
And I was inspired by little elf girl to use one of my fave poems.
She is behind plastic from a Stickeroni package. Thank you, Stickeroni!
July 10. 2011. Back to some slightly minimal mail art and using tape
transfer as background images, and an added "tip" of that triangular
holely sandpaper. A bit "asemic" if you can't read the Greek, this is
sent to Cheryl in South Africa who is leading the Asemic16 book
I used the packaging from 3 raspberry trifles which the girls and I ate yesterday (and yes they were yummy!) and then cut up a piece of insurance junk mail leaflet for everything else, glad I kept it now and there's still some it left - obviously there are no trifles left though!
July 9, 2011. All about BANANAS! This collage is made from the
collected Chiquita banana stickers, after I eat a bunch! The ones in
the farmers' market come from Ecuador...although sometimes we get them
from Costa Rica, too. This is sent to the Banana Man: Wolfgang Skodd
I was heading in a different direction with this one, but Kailey, my three-year-old granddaughter, had other ideas. She gave this one some stamps of approval. I believe Kailey definitely has an artist's eye. What do you think?
Amo got to premier the stone chop or seal that we got made in Shanghai, but here's mine. She wrote the characters for "mailart" in Chinese one evening while we were together then, the next day while she was at work, my family and I went and had these made, one for her and one for me. I love them and I'm trying to decide if I should use them on each and every thing or just Chinese themed ones.