I made a series of envelopes that I sent to various people.
The swaps on Mail Me Some Art have slowed down a bit recently and the most recent swaps are hosted by guests. Honi C is hosting a swap on postal cards picturing flip-flop shoes. In French we call them "tongs" and they are in my mind associated with fun on the beach. So here are the two cards I sent:
I'm already working on July swap but here are the very nice five envelopes I received for the June swap.
Then a transparent one from Jean W:
A nicely addressed one from Karen N:
This one was sent by Rehj. You can not really appreciate the beauty of this envelope on the scan. What you have to know is that my name and address are punched out to reveal the white of the envelope beneath...
And the last one from Smash.
This new page has a different story than the others. The starting point is the quote from Ray Bradbury "Jump... and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall". I read this quote for the first time on Brian's blog, and I immediately loved it. I put it in a corner of my mind.
Then, later, Mike Deakin, a YouTuber that I follow regularly, launched a sort of challenge on his blog. The idea was to re-use an image of a rain fairy that he had made from an old picture. I decided to try the challenge and, for any reason, I though about the quote from Bradbury. Then I created this page.
Here are my five envelopes for the June envelopes swap (normally they should have all arrived when this post gets published).
The first one is for Phillip Lerche.
The second one for Jan Hardt, who helps organizing this swap.
Then three covers using a similar theme for Jackie Davis, Kate Riley and Lilli McGinn.
This envelope is an exception for me. As you know I usually make my envelopes on computers. But recently I decided to explore the wold of Mixed Media. I even purchased a gelli plate and I played a lot with it. I had a lot of fun but did not really produce something that I would like to share with you yet. While playing with my gelli plate, I used a piece of paper to clean my brayer between two colors, and I did it trying to use a pattern. I came out with a nice painted paper that I used for this envelope to David.