Last night, my husband, my 17-year-old stepdaughter and I gathered in my "art loft" (fancy for attic craft space). We each did our own thing, yet spent time together as a family! We laughed, we talked, we created--ok, so Russ was playing computer games, but, in his defense, they, too, were "creative" games!
I actually created three pieces of art, one with a dual purpose. The first was to answer the Stampotique.com Design Team challenge for this week. Details are here, but basically, the challenge is to incorporate text into your art. I chose to use a stamp with old fashioned script rather than text taken from pages of an old book or an out-dated dictionary because it fit better with the second purpose!
The second purpose was to create a postcard to mail to Jane Davies, owner of the one-room post office that serves the small town of Rupert, Vermont. Jane feels her post office may be at risk for closure, so she has come up with The Postcard Project to increase the volume of mail both passing into and out of her post office. You can read about the details of this great project here on Jane's blog, but, in a nutshell, you send Jane an artsy postcard, she sends you one back! Jane is a collage artist, painter, writer and teacher when not in the post office.
Here's the postcard I am sending Jane and also entering into the Stampotique Design Team challenge this week:
You can see the text stamp next to one of my favorite Stampotique images (this one is called "Girl With a Heart Purse"--although you can't see her purse the way I used it).
I also used this same Stampotique image to create another project, which is a piece of art created on a piece of torn corrugated paper. This is going to a very dear friend of mine with whom I used to work before my retirement! I hope you love it, G!
My third project is a fun tag, which I will share on another post. So, thanks for stopping by my blog! Please take a moment to JOIN if you have not already done so. There is also an option for you to "follow by e-mail," so you will receive a notice when I update my blog.
Joy to you!