Well, it’s been a bit of a lonely place in my mailbox this week, with only one (yes ONE) incoming piece. *sigh* Luckily that piece is a bit special, so it’s kept my spirits up through the mail art drought. And a few pieces from me reached their destinations, so there should be enough to keep you amused until things pick up again… OUTGOING Katerina Nikoltsou requested an embroidered card from me some time ago, and I told her I would make one just for her as soon as I found the right image. This week she finally received my [...]
The outgoing part of this post is a little sparse this week. It seems the promising start shown by the Post Office when they first increased their prices has worn off, and things are being rather slow reaching their destinations now. Oh well, luckily my mailbox was far more productive this week… OUTGOING Susan Walker was a lucky(?) recipient of some Mail Art from me this week, with this machine stitched collage postcard. I seem to have inadvertently announced both my jean size, and the fact that I love a bit of a bargain. Mail Art can be very telling, [...]
May 17, 2012 in Crafts
I’ve been having a little play about lately, fusing old plastic carrier bags together with an iron, and I have to say it’s rather addictive. With a supply of (free) bags I think I’d make sheets of the stuff! Using different colours and types of bags you can achieve different effects, and I especially like to include the type and branding from the bag’s original design. With enough layers, the final product is a durable and flexible material that can be made into all sorts of things. I’ll definitely be exploring this a bit further! For now, these will be [...]
May 15, 2012 in Photography
Another Gwynfa Camera Club competition topic, ‘By Night’ had me stumped for a while, and I didn’t think I’d be getting anything in on time. At around half 11 the night before submission date, I left my pint (attended, of course) in the pub and ventured into the nearby churchyard in a desperate, last-ditch attempt at finding something useable. A wander around a dark cemetery later, and a frantic session with photoshop, and I had my entry! Huzzah! This one got me a 16/20.
Happy Monday (if there is such a thing!) Here’s a run-down of the Mail Art happenings at my place this week. OUTGOING I’ll kick off this week with this machine stitched card for Amy Irwen in the US. The circus flyer in the middle was picked up in Spain, and I felt the ace of spades fitted in well to make this almost sinister looking card. She likes it, though, thankfully! Patrice Keats finally received this ‘card’, made from lots of little cereal box circles sandwiched between craft paper and some red ‘mesh’. It’s held together with some proudly neat [...]
Another busy week for postie, and along with Royal Mail’s price hike, they seem to have upped their game with delivery too! Some super fast postage has been going on all over the world for my humble little mail art cards. OUTGOING An exception to the fast delivery theory, Vizma Bruns in Australia finally received my third and final sketch sent from our holiday a couple of weeks ago. This one is of the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan. Vizma also received this Wonder Woman embroidered card that I sent a week or so after the first card. Vizma shares my [...]