decorated envelopes, mail art, lettering ideas
Wow! One of my favorites this month so far. Are these watercolor markers or did she use a brush?
It's fun to see your envelopes, Kathy - this one is especially wonderful! You & Jean know how much I love the painterly ones:-)
i do not remember what i used, i enlarged the image, but cannot be sure...jean would know... the warm grey was a marker probably copic so it may all be markers perhaps with a blender...thank you for the commentsas always,seeing them made me very doubtful about my skill
i'm sorry, i really can't tell what you used, kathy. part of the value in making yourself do 40 or 50 or more pieces of art is that you will get a wide array of work. and then you have the opportunity to learn a lot. if you just do one piece of art, once in a while, i don't think you get the same experience as when you are forced or force yourself to churn out a whole bunch at one time. it's like *no pain, no gain.* if you just want your art to be pleasant and easy, you can make it that way...but, i'm not sure you reach the same levels when you don't make it into a bit of a challenge. i dunno. it's 8:14 pm and i am still awake. i can't possibly be saying anything worthwhile.....thanks to everyone for posting comments... and just so you know....sonjia out did herself this year.....
The important thing, I think, is to keep self-doubt out of the way of making more artwork. Make lots of stuff, yes, but do the things that fire up your imagination. Hold praise and criticism at arm's length and follow your own heart. One of the problems with mail art, and this may be heretical here, is that it often gets sent off before the area of exploration is fully resolved. Hold on to a few of those pieces - Jean & I both do this. Don't mail the things you're still preoccupied with, don't mail the things you need to have in front of you in order to know what to do next. Keep some of your own originals. Scans are great, but the original - your work - is your stepping stone to your next piece.
i agree with jackie. more than once, i have had someone pull out an envelope that i have no memory of making and i think to myself, gee, i could have done a lot with that idea if i had even remembered it.... sometimes the scans are better than the originals. i have no idea why that is...need to explore that sometime when we have some time...in haste....jm