Sunday, April 28, 2013

Post 100

What a year this has been and it is not over!  Being my first year of retirement I had a plan, I had been warned.  I did, art!  Everyday with the exception of an October vacation I have done something that had to do with art.  This blog has been a way to showcase and now I am posting my 100th post for the year which began June 27.  Right now I am averaging a post every three to four days.  Who would have thought?

This post is honoring a group of students who I visited at an Everett, Washington school.  We did an art project and they wrote me letters thanking me for coming to their classroom.  I love those letters!  So I decided that I would write back to each student personally.   I embarked on creating 26 original postcards which I will send them this week.  I am almost done with them.  All I have remaining to do is write the messages.  Here is an example of one of the postcards.


The background idea came from an article by Jenny Cochran Lee in the magazine Cloth Paper Scissors.  When I first saw the article I thought what a wonderful way of using up scraps from papers that I had made over the last few years.  The painted deli papers are stitched together; cut into postcard size;  and embellished (in this case with the salmon, map circles, and torn napkin).   It is a totally fun project that I recommend.

9 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Congrats on 100 posts, John. And congrats on first year of retirement! I love this project, what a cool thing to do! Love the postcard, too.

Jill said...

Congratulations!

ingridp said...

I would have loved to have a teacher like you. You must be a great inspiration to the students. Thanks for keeping the blog going!

Catherine R said...

That's a super one, John. And the background technique has certainly come off well.

Brian Kasstle said...

This is a fun project! Such lucky kids!

Michele said...

I love the stitched paper postcards, John. The children who receive these are going to be thrilled!

tgarrett said...

I love this piece- interesting combination- and of course I love fish and map imagery!

john said...

Yes, it is funny that we both have fish on our latest blog entries! Must be mental telepathy.

irene said...

you never fail to amaze and bring a smile to my face with your clever interpretation on art techniques, color and whimsey. i also like seeing how key images reappear in your work. congratulations on your consistent dedication to your blog. xo