In a recent fit of silly subjects I made these two DL-sized postcards: acrylic paints, a black Sharpie, and mixed-media collage on canvas, and then backed with cereal box cardboard.
“Flinging Tea Bags and Sugar Cubes” was sent to my friend, Petal Face, who used to occupy the artist’s studio next door to mine at the DVAA, in the city. She moved back to Melbourne last year and I really miss her, though we only knew each other for about four months. It felt like we’d known each other for ages. She made some amazing illustrations in thread, with her sewing machine, on pre-loved fabrics, and she used to tell such beautiful, honest, open stories. She was funny and graceful and fey, and a lot of other lovely things that I will never be! I wonder if she got the postcard, or if it got lost along the way? I haven’t heard from her yet.
I think I’ll send the chair postcard—it’s (rather inappropriately) called “Off yo’ ass” because I was telling myself to get up and do something…I painted it over later, but the Sharpie ink kept bleeding through the however-many layers of paint I put over it!—to the Meet Me At Mikes Envelope Project…although I wonder if it isn’t too late, now? I might double check before I make the envelope for it tomorrow.
UPDATE! Yes, Pip Lincoln’s ▲▼▲Envelope Project▲▼▲ is still running, until the 14th of July or thereabouts, so if you fancy adding to the already-very-impressive collection of envelopes and trinkets that she has started putting up in her shop’s display window, GO! Quickly! Make something fabulous!
That reminds to add here that I make and send mail art regularly…if you want to exchange some postal art just send me something: