Sunday, December 4, 2011

Blue and Purple postcards

I've got a stack of lovely mail art that needs answering, so I've been working on postcards today.

I decided to double up and make some postcards that would fit in with the colors of the day.
Of course now that I am ready to mail them off I regret not making larger pieces to keep with my other colors.  Rather than having an incomplete rainbow I will probably end up making MORE blue and purple art to keep.

For now, here are my postcards.

I started the blue ones with various security envelopes... which makes me think of money...which led me to this old book of mathematical tables I found at the thrift store, and I found and ripped some pages about calculating compound interest.... which made me think of a terrific (if a bit dark and depressing) song by the National, Bloodbuzz Ohio, and it's repeating chorus of "I still owe money, to the money, to money I owe".... which just seems to sum up the sad state of so many Americans in this economy.
So after getting all dark and heavy on myself, I switched to another in my series of purple flower postcards.  I had a hot mess of a painting a few months back that got cut into postcards. Bit by bit, I've been doctoring them and sending them out.  I cut the flower petals out of painted book pages 

14 comments:

  1. Had to laugh when I read that you will probably make more postcards so that you'll have a complete rainbow. For Hanna's postcard swap each year I always make a few extra for myself because otherwise I would "miss" my creations! My fav is the purple flower with the bookish petals.

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  2. O these are great!! You always have the photos of your work so they won't truly be gone ;-)
    ~Dawn

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  3. I love that song! The postcard that you made with that quite fits the mood of the song... Beautiful postcards!

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  4. Not familiar with the song but your cards look great. Great idea from Daisy.

    I love the purple one.

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  5. That flower one is my fave, too! So pretty :)

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  6. Great postcards. I like the first one best.

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  7. I love those colors, my fav the flower

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  8. I love these!! And you're using my favorite color....purple!

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  9. i love the texture of the blue postcard!

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  10. I'm sure enjoying the journey of this daily color exploration! Great postcards - who wouldn't love to receive one of these?

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  11. I love the two blue and purple ones, a lot. I owe you a card. I'm kind of slow with the mailing part. I like making but not mailing. Go figure! mm

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  12. Those are wonderful! Purple is my favorite color so nothing can go wrong when you're using purple. :)

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  13. These are cool! I havent' done purples in awhile, and there are about a zillion hues of it! I love the texture on these. Isn't it fun making the backgrounds for cards? Love it.

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