A very nice documentation received for the Cheetah mail art call from Chrystobal. You can see here my participation.
Micu, from Mail A Smile, sent me this nice envelope made from a sweets bag. I love it. Inside there was a funny book called Little Clichepedia listing all sorts of clichés on Hungarian people (Micu is from Hungary). There was also a nice postcard explaining how to cook a very traditional Hungarian meal.
“We are all stories in the end”. This is a quote from the Doctor Who series. I’m a big sci-fi fan but I’m not so much into Doctor Who. In fact Doctor Who has never been very famous in France. But I like this quote that I learned recently. I thought it was a perfect quote for an entry in my art journal.
In December I received this bonus card made by Phillip.
Phillip invited me to use it, so I decided to modify it a bit and to send it back to him.
And here is the envelope I used to send it. An envelope made from a picture found in a magazine I found in the British Airways lounged at Heathrow during my last trip to Australia.
Some times ago I participated to a mail art call entitle The RED. You can see here the envelope I sent.
I had also received a first sending of documentation of the project that you can see here.
Several exhibitions have been made and I received this new catalog and flyers (I am on page 8 ;-)).
I participated to a mail art challenge on swap-bot. The idea was to send an envelope using at least seven items of the following list:
- Something winter-y
- Ice Skating
- Coffee or tea
- Cat or dog
- Office supply (label, stamp, or other)
- Comic or cartoon
- Foreign language
- Flower or tree
I sent the following envelope using something wintery (the snowflakes on the left), blue, music, ice skating, foreign language (the Japanese symbol for Love), stripes, flowers.
And I received a GORGEOUS envelope from Jan Hardt. Such a beauty. The scan can not show you the texture of the envelope. It is wonderful. Jan also included a clear stamp as a gift.
Early January I was making a birthday card for my sister. When doing this I realized what age she was reaching and I also realized that next year I will be 50! Half of a century! How did it happen? Did I miss something? I was shocked how quickly time flies. Then I realized that “Time flies” may be not the best “sentiment” for a birthday card, and I kept the usual “Joyeux anniversaire”. But then I decided that "Time flies" would be a great prompt for my art journal and I created a page.
I started by the background. I wanted something grungy and I layered several background pictures using Photoshop (correction for this one I think I used the freeware Pain.net). Then I added some texture with the text on the left side and the background stamp on the right side. This is a Kaisercraft background stamp that I stamped, scanned and digitally modified. Then I used digi-stamps for the clock. I spent some time finding the best font to use for the words “Time flies”.
At the end I’m quite happy with the result.