Sunday, August 31, 2008

it's time again

i can't believe it's time again for the sunday postcard challenge. i missed last week's challenge. i just didn't have time to get anything ready so i didn't want miss this week. this week's theme was "wings and crowns". i decided to take a little uncoventional route.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

a challenge

i belong to a group on flikr that does weekly challenges with collage images. you can make what ever you wish out of the images provided. this week it seemed pretty challenging when i printed out the sheet but a few of the collage items just spoke "rooster" to me. so that idea provided a springboard for this postcard.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

changing things up

it's been quite a long time since i've actually done art that has been in a form other than a postcard. someone asked me to exchange a rolodex card with them. it was a nice change of pace to do this plus i got to dig out these stamps to use. i bought them at the rubber stamp convention in april. when i saw them they made me smile. i have so many rolodex cards now that they no longer fit into my rolodex holder and i had to move them into a photgraph box until i figure something else out for storage. i didn't want to spend more money to get another rolodex holder and have them divided. eventually something will turn up that is just the perfect solution.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

mail art world challenge

there is an 8 week postcard challenge being hosted at mail art world. the host supplies a collage sheet and you need to use at least 1/2 of the images supplied. here is my submission for this week (week 2).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

cutting up

i've been busy in the art room today cutting out collage images. i love to cut out tiny things. the smaller and more intricate the better. it seems like it is a kind of therapy for me. i get mezmerized and lose track of time. after i cut quite a few things out i decided to use them to make another piece of art. it's no surprise it's a postcard.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

another sunday postcard challenge

this week's theme was "children" at the postcard challenge site.
here is my entry.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

the postcard challenge

there is a new postcard challenge being hosted by one of my great friends at the mail art world site. every friday night she sends you a sheet of collage images and the challenge is to use at least 1/2 of the images to create a postcard to trade. i managed to use all but a couple of the images. here is the first week's challenge.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the latest

i enjoyed making the little journal-like postcard yesterday so i have decided to try to make a few more and make them a series. here are two that i finished working on today.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

yup...another postcard

ok. so i confess. i am obsessed with postcard making. i can't help myself it seems. here is one i worked on today. it's sort of a parody because honestly, i think i have the worst hair in the world. so this one is for all of us that suffer from those terrible hair days.

Monday, August 11, 2008

sunday postcard challenge

here is my entry for this week's theme of doors.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

a new postcard challenge

i just joined a new group for postcard challenges. the host provides you with a collage sheet of various images and you are to try to use as many as you can in your art entry for the week. i chose to do a postcard because, as everyone can see, i am currently obsessed with making them. they are so fun to trade tho, as they are easy to mail (no envelope required), are only 20 some cents to mail in the u.s. and are a great size to work on. here is my entry for this week's challenge.

Friday, August 8, 2008

making postcards

i had time to work on art today so it should come as no surprise i decided to make some postcards for trading. here are two that will be available on the mail art world sight. if you are interested in joining the ongoing postcard swap i host there please feel free to sign up.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

alpha stamps

i found some time to work on a postcard using some alpha stamp products. if you haven't checked out their website yet you really ought to. they have something new that i just love to use. they are collage sheets that are printed on transparent paper. you can cut around them or cut out shapes, just peel the backing off, and stick the image to your paper. it has such a nice look i think. i've posted the postcard that i made using one of those images. if you want to check out their inventory of collage sheets you can visit their website at:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

sunday postcard challenge

sunday is here already and that means it is time for another postcard challenge. this week's theme was bicycles. here is my entry.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

making paper

you know those fabulous samples of artist papers you find in the middle of the somerset magazines? i find myself always admiring them and then thinking to myself, "roc? why don't you try to make your own paper?" but alas, you know how life goes, it usually diverts me to other things and i never get around to doing it. what a nice surprise i had today as i found myself making some of my own artist paper. i'm not quite sure if they are "done" or not, but i figured i can always add to them if i wake up tomorrow and feel inclined to do so. here are a couple of samples of my paper i made today as well as a postcard i made using another piece of the handmade paper.