Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day of the dead - part 5

File under:  Better late than never.

Lynn mailed her day of the dead postcards from Connecticut on October 4th.
They arrived today, with no explanation for their  3 1/2 week delay, just in time for tomorrow's Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Sadly, they were not in time for the actual swap as I mailed out all the cards on Monday.

Still, they are too wonderful and funny not to share here.

So here's what I'm thinking - leave a comment if you would like to receive one of these beauties, and are willing to send Lynn a piece of mail art in return. 
She will probably say, no no no, don't bother, it's fine.
But good mail should be shared, don't you think? 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Altered business cards - part 2

When you look at the incredible diversity of styles and techniques of these cards, you would think they came from 12 different artists instead of just 2.
What a talented and adventurous pair!

These first set of cards are from Christie.  The first one is hinged and opens like a door.

This one has beautiful painted shapes, held together with a 
brad, that fan open.

Here are two more beauties from Christie:

Ellen sent 8 wonderful cards.  I had to lead with those irresistible doggy eyes.
and check out the third one with the dimensional paint.

I expect there are more of these wonderful altered business cards waiting in my mailbox - I've missed closing time at the Post Office by mere minutes for the past few days.

Meanwhile, don't forget the superhero postcard swap is due Monday  November 4th.
I've only received a few cards so far, so I urge you to whip our your cape and use your super powers to create some amazing art over the weekend.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

brown postcards - part 2

Two from Barbara:

Four from Cara:

To from Carson:

One from Ciara:

Four from Colleen:

Two from Cynthia:

Four from Ellen:

Two from Eric:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

security envelopes part 3

I absolutely loved this swap.  There is a seemingly endless variety of patterns on the inside of security envelopes, and an equally endless way to incorporate them into your art.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your creative ideas.

Here are two from Gina:

 One from JD:

Two from Judith:

Three from Julie:

Two from Laura:

Five from Linda:

Five from Rose:

Two from Susie:

Four from Terrie:

Two from Tina:

and one from Trula:

Which ones are your favorites?