Sunday, February 21, 2010

International Postcard Swap

Sometimes my "art" gets set on the back burner by involvement in assorted BRO projects. Really, I try to plan my time better! I'm blaming it on winter. So when I feel a need for some creatively, I find that a  swap opportunity sometimes presents itself.

Hannah lives in Stockhom, Sweden and has a fabulously creative blog. I found Hannah through my ZNE friend Eli Wain on Facebook, of course.
And  Hannan's  swap? Postcards! 160 swappers signed up from throughout the world. Amazing! We were assigned the task of making 10 postcards, and Hannah emailed us the addresses. My cards, went out all over the world. Boulder, Colorado; Suffolk, England;Northamptonshire, England, California; Rochester,New York; Annandale,Australia; Highlands Ranch, Colorado;Downers Grove, Illinois; Iha Santiago, Cape Verder; Pasadena, California.

My art post cards are shown above, as assortment of Freida Kahlo Art Revolution, made from San Francisco Museum of Art flyers I picked up while visiting at the ZNE Convenzione, May 2009. And I'm into the ransome note style lettering.  The base was made from scrap mat board and an old game board. I gessoed the base, layered a vintage book page, added ochre fluid acrylic, and sponged some brown staz on ink. There are little pieces of scrapbook paper, looking like rulers, along the top and bottom. Layers of matte gel medium and soft gel medium.


I've received 4 cards back so far! First "a Sunny Hello" from Amanda in Minnetonka, MN

Coming in this week as well was this colorful postcard complete with stamp from Chestnut Hill, Honeoye Falls, NY, I can't find a blog or website for this one yet, but I'll keep looking,
This fun card with a wonderfully painted flower is from Cynthia Clack, with an art quote. "Art? You just do it1? " Martin Ritt. You can find Cynthia's art on her blog
Also arriving in time for this post is this "paper pieced" work from Anne Redwood in Hampshire, UK. I don't have a link for her yet either. Be sure to check out the flickr group.

And here are some links to the swappers I sent cards to.

Vickie Porter, New York
Suzy S, Australia
Lisa Colorada
Nancy in Downers Grove, IL

More to follow as the USPS makes its daily delivery.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Juicy - Trumpet - Echo

Echo with Chrysti & Susan, check out the link in the side bar.

This week's word is "juicy", which brings forth all sorts of interesting images.

For some reason brass instruments came to mind, and this image I took in Galveston Square, Galveston Texas, November 2009. It is of course taken with my iPhone and manipulated with at least 3 photo apps.

Ya need a bit of juice to play these contraptions and I gave it a bit of a watery overlay.

Won't you join us with your echo?

- Posted from St.Louis,MO using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Whisper - Echo


"The snow did not even whisper it's way to earth, but seemed to salt the night with silence."
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Check out Chrysti's Blog and Susan's Blog

Won't you play along?

Location: Washington, DC USA

OHPC Candy Making Night

We're at OHPC tonight having chocolate fondue and other goodies, and making candy! Join us next time!

- Posted from Oak Hill Presbyterian Church,using iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Connecticut St,St Louis,United States

Monday, February 8, 2010

On time?

The computer board says we are expected to leave on time at 6:40 pm EST. Check out these blue skies.

BUT, the NWS reports 10 - 20 more inches of snow heading to the DC area, Tuesday into Wednesday.

- Posted from Washington DC using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd,Arlington,United States

We cleared security!

We cleared security!

- Posted from Washington DC using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd,Arlington,United States

Women Cab Drivers Rule

We made it to the airport ! A very nice woman driver gave us a ride and drove safely and sanely! We have our boarding pass and our luggage checked! Now the waiting begins, but I'm happy to be here!

- Posted from Washington DC using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd,Arlington,United States

Con men on the metro

Well we wandered to the Metro thinking there was service to the airport, we waited around for the Blue Line. A little Eastern European fellow told us we could take the orange line to L'enfant plaza and get the yellow line to the Pentagon and get a bus. We arrived at L'Enfant and there was the little man offering us a ride to the airport.

I gave him that middle school teacher lecture, and said we were going the other way! No way I was riding with him!

We reported him to Metro Police, who directed us to the Hoilday Inn where we hope to get a legitimate cab ride

More adventure to follow!

- Posted from Washington DC using my iPhone and Blogpress.

Location:Independence Ave SW,Washington,United States

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SNOMG Blizzard of 2010

Back in October, my friend Dena and I were bemoaning about how busy and stressed we were and that we needed to run away

We decided we needed to take a weekend, see a museum and do some crafts. The first weekend of February was the first date we could come up with. Dena would take a long weekend, and I would put the BRO on the back burner and we would head out to Washington DC. We would hit the museums and hang out at the motel in the evening.Dena would do crochet and I would do some digital art.

So here we are! We saw the American History and Natural History Museums on Friday, Watched the snow fall from Rosslyn at the Best Western and trapsed through the snow to the Iwo Jima Memorial on Saturday

Sunday, we boarded the Metro and headed to the Mall, and waded through the snow to the Monuments!

Conditions are looking good for a Tuesday, late, afternoon flight back to St.Louis!

We've enjoyed our trip and yes, we knew there was SNOW in the forecast, but we really didn't believe that there would be 12- 30 inches of snow! (We're from St. Louis!) We're impressed by the emergency responders of the DC area, they do great work!

We'll be back!

Posted from Washington, DC using my iPhone and Blogpress.