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183/patchwork pattern

Friday, August 31, 2012

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262 - Flower in oval frame

Friday, August 31, 2012

We sold 6 sharpies over the weekend and I was out at Carnival so on Tuesday morning I had to cut some corners so I dashed this one out and coloured it in about 4 minutes.

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Mail Art 365 #045

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Mail Art 365 #044

Friday, August 31, 2012

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365.2 #27 by Mim

Friday, August 31, 2012

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#329 Minxus is everywhere!

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Not so blind because I actually had my contact lenses in by the time I drew today. I pilfered the scrabble letters from Mink Ranger's photo of circles on his blog: http://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/spreading-the-difference-shameless-minxus-selfpromotion-2/  I think I do believe quite vehemently that even in the heart of Suffolk, the ideas of minxus are alive, if a bit conventional, in this case...
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182/we all need

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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#328 5 emotions: anticipation

Thursday, August 30, 2012
You might notice that I am posting more than card at the moment... I began my 365 on the 28th of September and have pretty much been making one per day.  There have been a few times when it was just impossible.  I also think I forgot to post some stuff before I mailed it so suspect that missing mail may be just extra mail...  I have kept track, but sometimes it has just been too hectic. Anyway, I realise that I have have a few outstanding cards so am trying to 'catch up'.

In most important business, I want to send Mim's wonderful, treasured, mailart 365 stamp on to another lucky mail artist.  Please let me know if you want to have it.  I will pick a name out of a hat or somesuch on the September 28th and may send it on to you! message me on IUOMA http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/RebeccaGuyver if you are interested!
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#227 summer of the squid

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Every summer we designate 'the summer of...'  This year we named our Cranberry summer: the summer of the squid. We have all been on the lookout for proof that we made the right choice. Versacci  has a squid design.   There is a wine with a squid label. Today  ir received an article about the 'Inky invasion.'  It turns out it wasn't just the summer of the squid for us but for all along the East coast of Maine.
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261 - Flying elation

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I loved making this piece. The initial pencil work had no life at all, but as I added colours, with subtle changes in yellow for the beak and toes and a hint of red for the tongue the bird came to life. I added the blue sky in promarker flex at the end, and the colour seemed to breathe life into the piece. At that point you could really feel the movement. I didn't think colour was that powerful a tool until now

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260 - Attack formation

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Depending on which comics I'm reading I do sometimes spend weeks and months dreaming of being a particular artist or writer. This week, I'm reading the 4th instalment of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's "Locke and Key" and I'm torn between wishing I could write like Joe Hill or wishing I could draw like Gabriel Rodriguez.

Up until book 2, I was definitely dreaming of being Joe Hill, despite Rodriguez's art being so amazing, but now on the 4th instalment "Keys to the Kingdom" Rodriguez has slightly pipped into the lead. In the opening story of the book, "Sparrows" he adopts a drawing style similar to Charles M. Schulz (of Peanuts/Snoopy), but plays with panel layouts so fluently I can't help but drip with jealousy. His foreground artwork in the childlike style of Peanuts makes you think for just one brief moment that you may be able to draw like that, until you realise that in the background he's drawing like Gabriel Rodriguez and it's just out of your reach again!

So I picked up a foreground panel of sparrows in attack formation and put my pens to work. If I start with a little Rodriguez, and work my way from there, who knows, maybe one day...

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Mail Art 365 #043

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Mail Art 365 #042

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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365.2 #26 by Mim

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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#326 European Badger

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
got some new buttons today from Skybridge studio and wanted to show them off.  Wa thining about the Lynx, then the badger and realised I had a fun play on words.
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#325 At Sea

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Thinking of Maine and trying out my inks again.
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#324 Purple Beer glasses

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Found some cardboard int he recycling and did a bit of pasting before we set off for the pub.
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181/where's the party?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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SPL884 #216

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
postcard to Tania Pagliara
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Mail Art 365 #041

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Mail Art 365 #040

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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259 - Not that scary is he...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Untitled
If all vampires were this cute we'd be in trouble when we bent down to pick em up. It's the cute ones you have to watch out for if you ask me
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258 - Alternate coloured flower

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Untitled
It's been a crazy Bank Holiday weekend. The August bank holiday, which always falls on the last weekend of August is my favourite weekend of the year, being carnival weekend, so everything else takes a back seat as I hit the streets of London and party in costume to the sounds of the Caribbean. This year, over carnival weekend, we sold 6 packs of Sharpies, so I had to take some shortcuts, so out came the flower again, this time with different colours and border
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257 - Ryu

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
257 - Ryu
I find raw anatomy so hard to draw. There's all sorts of subtle perspective that I just can't get my head around. This is a little homage to my favourite childhood arcade game
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180/blue birdie enjoys a day out

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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365.2 #25 by Mim

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Doodles - #270/365

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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#324 printer cropping

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
This was cropped twice by the printer, once in printing - my printer loses its signal all the time GROWL and will only print part.  I Liked the way it cropped things this time.  Then when I scanned it it cropped it again, not so nice and wonky besides. I mounted the print on a bit of recycled chocolate box and then label closed it.  It is an irregular size so we'll see what the postlady says...
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#323 Make Beauty your duty

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Found the magazine scrap in a 1930 magazine.  Love the line! another thank you/goodbye.
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# 322 goodbye to balancing a part time job

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Some of the series of thank you notes/ goodbyes to colleagues at the charity I have been working with for the past six years. Fell in love with the fuscia CD I got for a project funded by the Big Lottery and saved it.  Glad I did!
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Mail Art 365 #039

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Mail Art 365 #038

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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#321 Automatic postcard with holes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I wrote a little blog post about Cheryl Penn's supposed to be automatic writing.  The expressive drawing book talks about automatic painting and drawing.  Taking all that together I played, throwing in a bit of what I imagine holism is.
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365.2 #24 by Mim

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
"Invasion of Postage Stamps"

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Mail Art 365 #037

Monday, August 27, 2012

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#320 Blind drawing 5

Monday, August 27, 2012
This time I did a blind drawing and added something imaginary to it and then used less naturalistic colour which I heightened in photoshop.
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Mail Art 365 #036

Monday, August 27, 2012

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365.2 #23 by Mim

Monday, August 27, 2012
Tiny Skulls - 70 project

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Add and return - #269/365

Monday, August 27, 2012
 
Add and return to Eni Ilis - Brasil
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Peace - #268/365

Monday, August 27, 2012

Add and return to Samuel Montalvetti - Argentina

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636 thru 640

Monday, August 27, 2012




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178/long-legged birdie's philosophy

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Mail Art 365 #035

Sunday, August 26, 2012
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