Monday, August 29, 2016

Postcarded # 6 is on its way...Pictures start tomorrow

Some of my reader(s) know about Postcarded.... it is a series of postcards I have been sending out since 2014.  There is only a run of about 17 or so.  This issue is 23 which is a LARGE number for me.

Postcarded #6 is different also because each one of the 23 is different.  Yep, I am sending out 23 different cards.  It all started with the class I took from Jane Davies .  The class was Gelliplate Monoprints and Collage... not the real name but she doesn't seem to be offering it at this moment, so I can't tell you exactly.  I LOVED it.  She is a very good teacher and really goes all out on her online classes in terms of communication and support and structure and is SO worth it.

HOWEVER I ended up with a TON of cannon fodder and I kept staring at that huge pile of papers thinking what to do with them.  I also had a bunch of failed collages, and they were the most annoying.  So, dear reader, I destroyed them by tearing them each into 6 even pieces with no regard for what they looked like or what little sections of them I found interesting.  Six pieces from each collage, all the same side.  There were a bunch of them, so now I had about 60 small rectangles with bits of paper stuck to them.

The next step, for me, was to try turning those little sow's ears into purses, hopefully silk purses.  As I went along it became more and more interesting.  These little guys were cute!.  Once started they became a sort of obsession, one or two every day, like vitamins.  Then, what to do with finished product?

I have not sent out a Postcarded in over a year and it seemed like the answer, so I started glueing them onto postcard paper and all of a sudden I had lots to choose from and all I had to do (ha!) was address and write a little note on each of them.  SO they go into the mail today.  Europe and Canada should be there in about a week, or so, the US.... Wednesday and on...

Since they are all different, I scanned them in groups of six and will put the ones already mailed up here starting tomorrow 6 at a time. Once yours comes you can check it out and you can see what the rest turned out like.  If you aren't on the postcarded list and want to see how they look in "real" let me know by email and I will add you to the mailing, I have a number of them left.


Gill said...

Absolute treasure! We are honoured to be on your list xx

Gill said...

Sorry, forgot the magic words, too - thank you xxx

dorothypandorasbox said...

Hi Jordi. Many thanks for my postcard. As Gill said we are so honoured to be on the list.
The weirdest thing had happened to mine though although I htink I can rescue it.
When it came it was in the middle of the pack of letters that day. It was really damp and it was not raining nor were the other lerrs wet! The collage had parted from the backing card. However it was still intact apart from one tiny piece of the orange which is missing. Your signature has virtually diappeared, although the writing on the other side of the postcard looks perfectly normal. It's a real mystery.
Isn't that strange?