Saturday, February 20, 2010

Postcard Swap - received!

Yea! I've received one postcard a day for the last 5 days. They've arrived from New Zealand, Singapore, the US - including one that doesn't have a return address or a legible postmark! It's very fun and they're all handmade, beautiful works of art. I LOVE having something that I can hold and keep. It was fun participating in the November Journal Challenge and viewing the artwork of others, but it's even more fun to receive the artwork of others.

I finally made it down to the basement to work on an encaustic painting this week. However, today I'm off to paid work. The bank account is empty so time to try to fill it up. Repeat to myself: I do not have a trust fund, I do not have a trust fund. ;-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Postcard Swap - my cards

I created various versions of these cards while I was on vacation using inks, stamps and a stencil made from a heart punch. I decided not to be too ambitious since the idea was to have fun and not stay up all night creating original watercolor paintings.

On the other side, I wrote a quote from Wendell Berry:
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.

I have to say, I also like his:
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.

Um, and I don't like to complain, but I haven't received anything in the mail yet! If I don't see anything this week, I might need to ask if I happened to be left off the lists!

Click here to see the Flickr group of the other postcards that were created and sent.