Sunday, February 14, 2016

Is it a postie, is it an envie... no, it's weirdy mail?!

Just a quickie Show & Tell for today... It's Weirdy Time February! If you follow my blog regularly, you already know that a couple times each year my Envie Addicts Unite! mail art group ventures off the normal path and sends out what we call "weirdy" mail to our monthly partners. For those of you who don't know, the challenge is to send out something "weirdy" (such as; an unusual shape or "naked" unwrapped item) to see if our local Postal Peeps will accept it & deliver it intact to it's destination! (If interested, you can check out my blog archives for February or October 2015 to see my past weirdy mailings!

Below are photos of the "weirdy" that I sent out to my partner in Texas... good news, it made it there safe & sound! 

I started with an empty Cranberry Juice jug, I cut off the bottom and filled the jug with some Valentine themed works of art that I created as well as a couple fun treats... after reattaching the bottom, I addressed & prepared the outside for mailing!

Inside Surprise - Hand Painted Tote, Bookmark, Heart Garland & Treats

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Valentines Day to one & all!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A spoonful of "ART" helps the medicine go down!

There really aren't many things that can stand in the way of my desire to create artwork, unless of course it's an untimely, irritating, and thoroughly icky winter cold... several days of head pounding, post nasal dripping, nose stuffing, and cough inducing germs had me down for the count!! Good news, I'm finally on the mend and back in my muse groove!

Today's Show & Tell is all about Domino Books... several months ago, I participated in a swap on AFA and experienced domi-books for the first time. Recently, when the opportunity arose to join another swap, I jumped at the chance to join in the fun! 

Below are photos of my four domi-books: I decided to construct each one using the same techniques and materials... in the end, each one has it's own unique look and theme! The front panels on each domi-book were made using paper clay, the dominoes were painted with acrylic paint and sealed with a clear gloss acrylic spray, the inside accordion pages were created using Jacquard Dyes w/ink.

 Beware: Domi-Books can become addictive!   
Thanks for stopping by, until next time...  
Brighten your days with color!!