These postcards are the only art making that I have been doing lately.
They were inspired by my friends Corrine and Lyle, who have a lovely mail art correspondence going on, as well as my gorgeous friend Paula, who sent me one of her own postcards as a surprise by mail during the summer.
I think I am enjoying the quickness of them. The instant gratification.
I have been using all the cardboard from boxes of cereal and dog biscuits and such for them. They also make great use of all of those small but precious scraps of papers I have gathering in zip lock bags in the studio. Fun to recycle this way.
David asked me why there were all of a sudden a bunch of snipped pieces of cardboard in the recycling bin rather than whole boxes.
Now he gets it. ;)
I have even gotten out of the practice of doing daily or almost daily journal pages.
I worried about it for a minute and then let it go.
My art is essential to me now but so is the time in between, where I go with the flow and wait for the current to pull me into action.
I can feel the creative itching coming though !
Maybe it is Fall, my most active and inspired season.
I am an October baby after all !
I have some fun creative endeavors coming up.
A week away in Cape Cod with my Arty friends ( I leave in 8 days !!!).
I will be sharing my art journaling techniques with them. My pal Colleen and I will be helping them all make a journal like Teesha Moore shares in her great YouTube Videos. And then I will help them fill some of the pages up.
I am excited to learn all the cool stuff that the other ladies are sharing too ! Some sewing, some writing, some work with wax…plus the ocean, a beautiful house for ten and a lot of great food and cocktails ! ;) Lucky, lucky Queen !
I also have a craft fair in December that I need to prepare for – not so arty but still creative…
And I am joining my wonderful Canadian Chickies for a Christimas Giftie Swap (yes, I just used the “C” word – I am sorry !) as well.
Plus I am starting a part time job at a Halloween Store for now through Nov.1st to finance all my fun ! ;)
The current is coming, Baby ! I can feel it at my back…
But for today,
and planning to make the most of this one precious day !
Big Love to you, Beautiful Ones !