Monday, October 08, 2007

Post card swap



I am participating in a post card swap hosted by Monica Magness. You can read about the details of the swap here.



This is something that stretches the envelope for me and takes me fairly far outside my comfort zone for a couple of reasons. Other than the 'stuff' I use for beading, I have limited supplies when it comes to other mediums. Thanks to a few generous friends (Monica leading the pack on that front), I do have a fun little box of various items including papers, ribbons, fabric scraps, and I have purchased some small samples of paint in basic colors, etc.

I have done very little to date in the way of altered art, but am encouraged to try again as projects, swaps or challenges present themselves. I really admire the folks that continually create such wonderful works of art.

10 comments:

KV said...

Well, Grace, for someone who is working outside her normal "box" I think you did great on this one!

I am still muddling over what to do with mine . . .


Kathy V in NM

Grace said...

Well... thanks so much for your kind words Kathy. Now I just have to get to the post office ahead of the deadline!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Whoa, look at you go girl! I am luv'n the colors and theme here, look at the fun stitches... is there anything you can't do??? haha This will be a lil treasure to add to my collection fer sure, how perrrrrrty! Thank you for joining in... I had my fingers crossed that you'd find the time! I know you had to put the beads down long nuff to make a p-card & that wasn't easy to do I'm sure!!!! lol

Maggie R said...

Grace you FAB is "Fab" Love the colors and the theme.I wondered what it would be like to have one box of things to work with?????(smiling and groaning at the same time) At least you will know where everything is. I have so darned much in my studio I can't find what I want half the time!!!!
I need someone to organize me.
I just posted my postcard on my blog. Take a peek if you have a minute.
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Grace said...

Thanks friends - always so encouraging! Well Monica there is that one little thing I have yet to tackle... I still haven't used a sewing machine! My postcard is going in the mail today.

freebird said...

Limited supplies makes you stretch and you did a very good job of it. Little projects like these let you play without worrying too much about the results and the results are usually wonderful, just like your postcard!

Grace said...

Thanks Freebird, that's exactly how I felt - not too much worry, just fun.

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

HEy Grace - your postcard is just fab - you should get into mixed-media more often!!! Love our colours and stitching!!

Grace said...

Thanks Marie - glad you stopped by!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi ya gal, I just posted the postcard entries on my blog, come check 'em out. :)

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman