I'm currently part of three round robin art journal/sketchbook projects.
Last weekend I worked on two different books in my group that leans a little toward the dark side.
One of the photo albums I found at the antiques store on vacation features page after page of this couple:
They never smile.
Not once in the whole book.
I'm becoming a bit obsessed with them.
These two pages feature the unsmiling woman and snippets of song lyrics that get stuck in my head.
I'm also doing a really cool mail art round robin.
We took four sheets of cardstock, folded them in half and stitched them together to make a little zine. I make art on the front, and use the back like a postcard, taping up the three open sides of the booklet and mailing it to the next person in the rotation. When she gets it, she cuts the tape, flips my picture over, and does the same thing on blank pages before resealing it and mailing it along.
This has been totally fun and fast moving. (Unlike the journal round robins that have been dragging on and on and on) I've had three zines go through my hands so far (including the one I started) and here's what I've done:
And speaking of Mandy - I'm going to meet her in a few weeks!
She lives about an hour away and she's hosting a letter-writing social and I'm going and I'm really excited. Details are here in case any of you live in the area of Massachusetts and want to join us.
This next one was for a nun-themed postcard swap:
And I was lucky enough to get one of the Tofu Millennia mail art postcards:
This is a collaborative project. Each person fills a space on the postcard and mails it to someone of their choosing. (Thanks Jill for sending me mine!)
Here's the card I got with the layer I added on top:
As Tofu gets the completed cards back, they are posted here.
This was such a super cool idea one of my mail art swap groups decided to do our own collaborative round robin. (okay, it was Mandy getting things going once again) There are 8 people in the group and so I took a 6"x8" card and divided it into a grid and filled in my first tiny little box and mailed it off. Can't wait to get it back with all 8 boxes filled.
I completely cracked myself up decorating the package for the mystery bag swap I did recently:
(inside was crammed with various tidbits from my stash)
And since we're speaking of swaps...
don't forget to hop over to Mail Me Some Art to see some of the great art that's been coming in and out my mailbox, and while you're there you could get in on the fun.