Today I got the coolest piece of mail art. It is from Bridget McAlonan and I became aware of her through William Hessian. I love following her blog and seeing all the super stuff she comes up with.
So now it is my turn to make her a postcard. I have been meaning to get back into mail art and send random postcards a couple of times a month, but I simply let it get pushed to the back burner. This is the nudge I needed to get on board.
I also need to come up with artist trading cards for this month's theme: "orange". Tomorrow evening Ruth is coming over and we will work on our ATCs together.
Tonight I am pulling images and ideas from various sources for both projects. However, I am beginning to really get slammed by the effects of the allergens around me. I have literally not left my house (as in not even open the door) since Saturday. Today the air is so heavy and thick -- I ran a few errands this afternoon and now I feel like I have bronchitis...it is that hard to breath. Sore (and getting numb) throat and mouth, achy chest, fuzzy/numb face...headache that is just taking me down. So I am going to keep pulling images for as long as I can see straight and tomorrow I will start coming up with more solid ideas.
This is the incredibly wonderful postcard/mail art from Bridget.
I LOVE it!
Some of the drawers and trays of amassed images I am going through. The pile on the far left is the pile I am creating tonight.