Friday, December 9, 2011

Playing with cake

The great thing about mailart (for me) is the permission it gives me to play and experiment with different ideas and materials.  I go through my day in a state of hyper-sensitivity to words and colours, hoping to be inspired.  I am now on # 72 of my 365.  Where else could I go with cake?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

finding a little inspiration

Another mailart fitted into a busy day.  A deadline of 30 mins and NO IDEA what I would make.  As I looked under the table to select a box of scraps I noticed a magazine and what looked like a face.  It turned out to be a Sky magazine promo.  Sky turned out to be timeless suspended between art nouveau and the sixties.  Fun, fun, fun.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Decorative Mailart

When I was a pre-teen I have a zodiac colouring book - these are derivative and were lots of fun to make.  I have been so busy plastering, lime washing, working and today spending a delightful day with my Niece and nephew that I am empty when i begin my daily mail art.  I never know what will happen and am surprised again every day when I find something to say, even if it's just I that I love to play with colour!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering an inspiring teacher

I was sorry to hear that Vita Petersen had died.  Vita was my first life drawing teacher.  I was 12 and remember Vita covering the window to the art room door with paper to keep prying eyes out.  With Vita I looked carefully at Matisse's Odalisque with Raised Arms and today when I go to my life drawing group, I hear Vita's voice in my head as I follow a contour.   #45/365

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mailart #23 - a warm hat

The weather is set to plummet but I have a new hat that i bought at the Cranberry Island non-fair sale. I have sent the mail art as a bit of island PR too.