Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Latest Projects = Awesome!

Thanks to the lovely souls on the blissfully_art_journaling egroup, I have been introduced to the wild precious life that is Effy Wild.  I am participating in "Book of Days" for 2012 and it has already changed the way I am interacting with art journaling on a daily basis.  So so so great!  I've created a little altered book and will carry it with me everywhere.  So excited to spend time with my journal each day when I have pages that are already prepped and ready to go!

And I have the added benefit of using up the pages in the altered journal TWICE!  I'm using the book as a daily journal to jot down any thoughts I have.  Then going back and creating art over them and using it as a journal to record my life.  This is fantastic!

One of the first videos Effy shared mentioned "Mail Art" which is something I hadn't heard of before but liked the idea of immediately.  I brought up the idea on the blissfully_art_journaling egroup and the beautiful and talented Shay from Australia shared that there is so much more to it than what I had imagined.  The group has gone crazy in the last 24 hours swapping addresses so everyone can send each other mail art.  Pretty cool.  I created 7 pieces last night that are now heading to the four corners of the earth, including Australia and The Netherlands.  Pretty neat! 

A couple of the pieces were random/fun "mail art" in the truest sense.  But the bulk of them were inspired by the dialogue from the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie.  I hope everyone likes them.  Here is an example of one: 

And to take it one step further, I have offered to send some to family and friends as well.  Excited that a couple of them have already taken me up on my offer.  What a fun way to get my art into the world.  Will be exciting to see where this all leads.

1 comment:

  1. I love MAIL ART! I always have a huge smile on my face when I open the mailbox and find some awesome mail art created just for ME! It's awesome! I really love your butterfly up top. I belong to blissfully art journaling but haven't participated in a long time.
    Hugs and many blessings