I'm part of another great group, making collaborative postcards inspired by Tofu's Millennia mail art project.
This time, Tammy Garcia (of Daisy Yellow fame) asked some friends to choose a theme and a style and she created a card for each of us, filling in one square per card before passing them to the next person. The cards have gone from Tammy in Texas to Natasha White (Natasha White Designs) in New Zealand to Hanna (iHanna's blog) in Sweden and to Michelle (Lost Coast Post) in California before landing in my Massachusetts mailbox. This morning I sent them along to Roben-Marie (Roben-Marie Smith) for their last stop in Florida.
Here's what all the cards look like at this point:
My own card is orange themed and pie shaped (no surprises there!)
The triangle I added is the center one in the top row. To make it, I collaged stripes of my hand painted papers.
Roben-Marie's theme is Circles, Dots and Doodles. My square is the lower left and started with a doodly gelatin print. I then painted it with a layer of stenciled orange and pink dots, and glued some blue paper circles on top. An embossed blue swirl finishes it off.
Michelle's theme is "Wonderland" and I interpreted it rather literally as "Alice".
The background is cut up playing cards and there's a tissue paper print of the cheshire cat with some painted and collaged Alice legs on top.
Hanna characteristically chose pink as her theme.
My square is the bottom center.
I pasted two different painted papers in the background and cut out the star shape from origami paper.
Natasha's theme is ocean.
Mine is the bottom strip.
I collaged different pieces of magazine paper that had been distressed with citrasolv.
Tammy's theme is happiness.
Nothing makes me happier than painting paper, so my strip is made from some recently marbled paper. I was digging through my box of random text and found this bit that says "keep the good, discard the bad" and it seemed the perfect recipe for happiness so I glued it down.
Finally, we are making a card for Tofu with the theme of trees and leaves.
My strip used pine branches as a mask for white spray paint.
This has been a great project - thank you all for your beautiful work!