It’s day 5 of Leah Piken Kolidas’ Art Every Day Month Challenge and I’m getting so much more out of it than I anticipated. I had a lot of fun painting postcards tonight. I’ll show them when they are dry and then I’ll be mailing them out to lucky recipients! It’s really interesting…making something with the intention of sending it off in the mail… what’s coming up for me is that it doesn’t have to be so perfect. I’m playing and whatever I do is going to be more interesting than a plain white envelope.
I made this envelope above from a Paper Source A2 template. I like the templates, although one can make a template from tracing an envelope too. The Good Mail sticker is from Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler’s Good Mail Day. Fabulous book and where my inspiration (and permission) came from to create mail art.
The pink parts are Japanese tape which I got here. It’s much smaller than the pictures look. I was amazed it was so small but it’s lots of fun to experiment with.
I thoroughly enjoy process and listening to creator’s talk about their process. This evening, while creating, I enjoyed listening to Terri Gross interview Director Lee Daniels. They talked about his new film “Precious” and how he changed after making it. I don’t see many films, but this interview made me want to see this film.