Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Another Postcard - 40


This is another use of one of the masked women that I created for a book.  I like the repetition here, as well.  The red stamped marks are made by dipping an electrical insulator into Posca pen paint and stamping right onto the postcard.  Posca pens are a good source of paint when traveling and you have a need for some paint to add to what you are creating.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Another Postcard - 39


Of all the western or cowboy pieces I did I like this image a lot and it made a terrific postcard image, too.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Another Postcard - 38


I particularly like this collage made into a faux postage stamp.  I had forgotten how to create stamps in PhotoShop and spent some time online trying to figure it out.  That failed and so I just started exploring what I thought might be the process and it worked.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Another Postcard - 37


There appears to be a bit of a curve in this image.  I should have flatten the postcard with a weight before taking the photograph.  This is another faux stamp in this postcard.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Another Postcard - 36


I created faux postage stamps using some of the pieces from the western series.  I like the repetition of one of those stamps in this postcard.

Friday, January 26, 2024

Another Postcard - 35

I really did not want to cover any of the background but as collage artists know one has to be able to cover up something that they love.  Somehow this one got out of order from the mini journal that it lives.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Another Postcard - 34


In this case Muybridge captured hands clapping and a jockey on a horse.  I am a fan of his work.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Another Postcard - 33


Another Muybridge series of movements…in this case a man and his bicycle.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Another Postcard -32

 Muybridge in the late 19th century created a series of movements captured in his photographs.  In this case a buffalo movement.  Muybridge was British.  Here is a portrait of him….

Monday, January 22, 2024

Another Postcard - 31


I had to smile when I added the Air Mail rub on letters.  Get it?

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Another Postcard - 30


Two tasks that cowboys seem to always do….ride steers and sing by the campfire.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Another Postcard - 29


These cowboys are actually neon signs.  There is that insulator stamp again.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Another Postcard - 28


This one was so much fun to make.  It came together so quickly.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Another Postcard -27


Killing time by the fire just strumming the guitar.  Sounds like fun to me!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Another Postcard - 26


Just not done with the western theme I guess.  Having too much fun! :-)

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Another Postcard - 25


Somewhere I found an electrical insulator.  It makes a wonderful stamp.  So I am going crazy stamping the circle with a hole in it with Posca Pen paint.  I dab the pens up and down to get enough paint and then stamp the insulator in the paint and then print onto the postcard.  You will see a lot of these because I am having fun with it.  

Monday, January 15, 2024

Another Postcard - 24


I really like this piece but I find it a bit odd.  I am loving the patterning explosion.

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Another Postcard - 23


I guess I am not done with the western theme.  The contemporary feel works for me.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Another Postcard - 22

 There are several things I like about this piece.  The dots go so well with the red and blue piece on the right side.  I was not sure I would find anything compatible with the red and blue but there it is.  The gentleman in white really balances the composition.  

Friday, January 12, 2024

Another Postcard -21


I am not into boxing at all but this boxer seemed to go perfectly with the woman exercising.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Another Postcard - 20


These girls just want to have fun.  So the background had to share that experience of having fun.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

A Medal



The photo part of the medal has a front and a back.  I took the Jack Ravi online workshop on creating medals.  This was my sample version using some eco-dyed fabric that I had.


Monday, January 8, 2024

Another Postcard - 17


I particularly like how this postcard turned out.  I used a packing tape transfer, homemade papers and some lovely papers I found searching the internet.  I also used Posca pens and a graphite pencil.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Another Postcard -16


For some Christmas gifts this year I gave several friends postcard holders plus twelve months of receiving a postcard each of those months in the mail.  The idea being that the received postcards would go inside the holders.  The papers in this postcard above the eyes I made using alcohol inks and stamping stamps that were given to me by a dear friend.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Self-Portrait ATC -Fourth Quarter 2023

 The theme for this ATC was to create a self-portrait and for another group to try something that I have been wanting to try for awhile.  So I did.  I took a photo of some flowers and turned the image into black and white.  I then colorized some of the flowers using PhotoShop.  For my image I did a packing tape transfer.  Then I collaged the ATCs which are each 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  There is a second group of six that I forgot to photograph but at least they are all in the mail to different parts of the world.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Another Postcard - 14


I wanted to add a word or two to this postcard but nothing came forward.  So I cut a word out of a magazine providing a strip of graphic instead.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Another Postcard - 13


I do not see the point in boxing but I liked the images.  So they are included with the Adam and Eve stamps because I was given the stamps and I thought I should use them.  I also like the look of the two boxers.  Can you figure out the meaning of putting the boxers with Adam and Eve?

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Another Postcard - 12


Every once in awhile I play the game where I have to use what is on my workspace. I happened to have some matchbox covers and I had the use of my computer to make what I needed for a piece in PhotoShop.  So one might say I have to use what is within reach.  You might say having the computer usage makes it way too easy.  Actually there is skill in using PhotoShop so it is not easy but mostly a challenge.