ALL GOOD WISHES FOR EACH OF YOU,
NOW AND THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR.
|Collage over Gelli Plate Print - by hhc|
Valentines' Day will be here before we know it.
Here's a Post Card swap to brighten someone's mail box.
|Collage & Rubber Stamps over Gelli Plate Print - by hhc|
(The examples below are NOT post card sized, but they might inspire your inner Artist.)
Now that Winter is here, some in various parts of the country will be dealing with a lot of white, cold precipitation. Terms like "Storms,""Blizzards," "Squalls," "Ice Storms" and "White-Out" or "Lake Effect" will often be heard over the next few months.
Keep it low-profile and not too thick if possible, (None of these exmples are exactly "low profile...") or your postcards may require extra postage to be sent out.
*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 55-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****
|by hhc - Collage|
Over the past two months I received similar comments in swap mailings from three different participants: "I'm thinking outside the box."
This seemed significant because I had previously been considering putting together a group swap theme called "Thinking Outside The Box." So, taking that as a sign, here it is.
The term "Thinking Outside The Box" may mean to think in a different way- creatively, prompted by a new perspective, or unconventionally. As artists this should be easy, as we often "see" things differently than others do.
So, you could take the theme figuratively, like trying something unfamiliar or challenging, or, you could illustrate it literally (as in the image at the top of this description).
The example below used a horizontal stripe made by acrylic paint on Deli Wax Paper (Gelli Plate Printing) as an abstract bridge in the sky, complete with spectators.
|By hhc - Acrylic paint on Deli Wax Paper over collage|