Fall’s ihanna swap yielded only nine cards. The ninth, from Italy, took a very long time, so I’m still hopeful number 10 may come from some remote location like Fiji or Australia. Here are the nine:
Finally, an amazing little packet from California, tied up in a mesh bow:
After I received the list of people to send cards to in the latest ihanna swap, I addressed and stamped all my completed cards–then got sick and didn’t get them mailed out on time. But they’re all on their way now (and I’m still trying to recover from one of the worst flu-type + intestinal viruses I’ve ever had. And now my poor hubby has it.)
These went to Sweden, the U.K. (2), Israel, California, Mississippi, New York State, Illinois, Maryland and Missouri.
As crazy as this fall has been, with adjusting to new beings in my life (updates on my other blog soon) and a trip, I squeezed in the iHanna postcard swap. Fortunately I had a small supply saved, so I had to make only a few. Here’s what was sent out at the end of October.
This was a repeat of a previous card:
I have started receiving cards, so I’ll post them after I’ve received all 10.
The month between mid-March and mid-April was a blur of illness, travel and too little art time. But I’m getting productive again, so here are the latest pieces, plus some I’ve received since the last post:
And cards received:
This week was a bonanza of cards from interesting places:
And I few new pieces of my own:
Halfway through January, it’s time for an update. Here are new pieces of my own and fun ones received. Some have been sent. If you’d like to receive a card, just send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. International mail is ok.
Offerings may be a little skimpier for a while as I focus on a pile of poems that have been written and critiqued but not finished, plus keeping up with my writing blog. I can’t not do some art though, and I keep adding media, including incorporating stitchery into my artwork.Happy 2015!
It recently dawned on me that one reason I like making postcards is that I’ve always liked postcards. Many that I’ve received are on the kitchen wall.
When I mentioned Hiroshige in my other blog, a friend send me a note saying she had a fat book of Hiroshige postcards, which she sent out sparingly because she didn’t want them to run out. I replied that I had the same fat book, but couldn’t bear to send them at all!
It’s hard to believe my last post was in October! With two trips, granddaughter’s birthday and Thanksgiving, November didn’t allow for much art output. But here are the few I’ve managed to produce, followed by some lovely cards I received.
Another card that I made in November was posted on my other blog, since it included a poem.
Finally, some fun cards received in the past few weeks:
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.
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.