Finally managed to register successfully for the informal swap. I’ve sent several, including one to South Africa, and recently received three. Although I’m still busy with a deadline project for my husband’s theater company, I plan to keep making and sending cards as often as possible.
Next: an update on my recent work.
Last, a card, an envelope that is a work of art, and a really cool art tag from Honi in New York state.
You know how you go to the grocery store for milk and bread and end up spending $50?
I wasn’t event looking for markers. I have LOTS of markers.
But in the Office Depot checkout line, these just begged for me to buy them, and never has a package of markers been so yummy. The colors are gorgeous (as are the names–margarita green, peach parfait, ocean view blue).
They’re permanent but don’t soak through, at least not Bristol board. They’re nice to the touch and came in a handy case that I’ll use for travel. Thirty-six bits of happiness for $20.
I have new cards to scan and post, as well as several beauties recently received, but I’m on deadline for a postcard and poster for my husband’s next show, with a tight turnaround. Stay tuned, while I try to keep from playing with my favorite new toys.
I finally got into an informal mail swap, although I’m having difficulty registering myself for it. Still, I have mailed some cards to people already listed, and received two in return.
The past week or so have been too busy to do much with cards, but I keep my hands busy (when I’m not knitting) doing Zentangles. I’m feeling really stuck on these, like they’re beginning to look pretty much the same. I need to do something different: cards in a different medium, or go in a completely different direction–I’m thinking mandalas.
Even during the wrap-up to the kids’ vacation, during which both grandchildren stayed with us, I got a few cards done. I’m trying to get onto a mail art exchange but I’m having difficulty–I’ll keep trying. I will swap with anyone, anywhere in the world. If you’d like to receive a card, send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are my end-of-summer efforts: