Sunday, June 28, 2015

Air Mail

I have been following this Mail Art Projects blog.  I began to wonder why as most mail calls are either not very clear to me as to what they want, what they will do with it, etc.  However, I have now participated twice.  The first time was sending a mail art envelope to a woman celebrating her 55th birthday and was hoping to receive 55 pieces of mail art.  She sent in return a mass produced postcard art.  It was very cool.

Now the request is for mail art on the subject of the History of Mail Art.  I had no clue and could think of nothing that portrayed the history of mail art.  So I just did a little history of mail with some art.  I've no clue whether it will be accepted.  I only know the theme and that it had to be a 4X6 postcard mailed naked.  Right up my alley.

I hate that I didn't notice that I should have lined the letter in his mouth so that his body couldn't be seen through it!

I love this fat carrier pigeon.  I'm sure I stole the bird shape from some talented artist.  Then I looked up aviator caps and drew one on the bird, then added goggles to guard his little eyes from the wind during flight.  As I am not a drawing artist, I was darn pleased with his cap and goggles!  This drawing has been sitting around here for more than a year.  (But, you might remember him as a birthday party bird a while back, wearing a birthday party hat.)

I really struggled with sending him off to no one I know.  But I've done it for one single reason.  Simply to see if he sells.  He's flown to a for profit exhibit where all received mail art (on the history of mail art) will be for sale to the public.  Half the sale price goes to the artist, the other half to the gallery.  

Back to the part about not knowing enough specifics on the projects, I had no clue if I should price the postcard or if they do.  I left it to them.  Now I wait and see what happens.  Either way, my curiosity will be satisfied sometime shortly after October 2015, which is when this project opens to the public.

Good Mail Day to all!

Friday, June 12, 2015


The tag challenge this time is 

Yes, it's true.

It's not a famous quote.  I saw it on a T-Shirt.  And I figured I'm "quoting" what someone else said.  That makes it a quote.  Right?  

I had to laugh at myself as I painted her dress the "dreaded purple".  (Quoting myself)  I didn't want to make it red or orange, so dreaded purple it must be.  

I haven't decided what to add to the back, so it might be finished or might only temporarily be finished.  It could take me months to decide.

You can check out the tag challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On

Go forth and be classy.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Fiber Grounded Birdie

Now why didn't I think of that?!  My friend, Inky and Quirky, Donna commented on my paper Grounded Birdies thinking they were fabric.  That they were stitched to their background must have led her to believe they were fabric.  A fabric grounded birdie...why didn't I think of that?  So I immediately had to make him in fabric and mail him off to Donna.

I thought what a cute eye that button would make.  With his Route 66 eye, he couldn't help but be a good traveler.

I pressed freezer paper to the back of the background fabric and rolled it into my typewriter and typed "lovely day" right on the fabric.  I loved how nicely that worked!  This fabric is magic fabric that I printed a scrapbook paper to.  It is quite tightly woven which is most likely why I could type on it so nicely.

On the back.....

*** I had to crop off the top as I forgot to cover my own address ***

.....I wanted to write just a wee bit more than the postcard space allowed.  So I made a tiny/ envelope and glued it tightly to the space, putting my little note inside.  

Happy Mail Day to you,