Just yesterday I mailed my postcards to my friend Kat over at The Kat Eye View of the World who is hosting her Liberate your Art swap again this year. The cool thing I did this time was carve a block for the backsides of my postcards. Those of you trading mail art with me in the future will be getting an impression of this for sure!
In other crafty news Cath Sheard is hosting an envelope trade off! I have never swapped envies before and I think Cath is cool so I'm sending mine off to her shortly. While making those I realized I could use the very same block I carved for the postcards! Versatility -- three cheers!! (and the crowd goes wild)...
And the coolest thing I've seen in a long time is an altered book by Pat over at Lost and Found. She worked over an old German text to create her Optomist's Creed. When I came across it the other week, it was exactly what I needed to see and read. She is really one of the most talented journalers I've ever seen. It was so awesome I felt compelled to share. Pat, you rock my socks. For real.
I hope you're all squeezing some creativity into your busy seasons too. I'm looking forward to the day that I'm back on a more regular basis!! xx tj
My postcards for Kat's swap, "Freiheit and Befreien" is German for "freedom and liberation." I used an altered and sewn photograph, written text and played with India Ink. Weird and not my usual style, yet fun. Exactly the whole point of mail art (to explore, experiment and send away).