Sunday, March 20, 2016

Postcard Mail Art

mail art postcard
mail art postcard

Recently, I found some thick sheets of paper in the art section of my local second-hand shop. They remind me of the postcards made out of rice paper that I used to buy when I lived in Japan. I am using them to make postcards to send in the mail to friends.

For the postcard above, I used pencil, charcoal, acrylics and pastel chalk. For the hair, I used my cheap preppy pen loaded with my purple mix of De Atramentis Document inks. The note at the top left is something I had written to myself years ago which seemed to fit the feeling of the portrait.

mail art postcard
mail art postcard



The above the postcard is titled, A New Perspective, and I used pencil and De Atramentis Document inks.


gallery juana mail art
mail art postcard


I have had a project in mind for many years to pair some of my old poetry and notes to myself with my art. The above is another note I wrote in the late 80's that I've paired with a doodle I did last year.

It's been fun to do these postcards, and once I have enough art paired with poems, I'll put them in a zine.

Thanks for the visit and wishing everyone a good week.

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11 comments:

  1. Are you taking part in the Liberate your Art Postcard Swap this year, 2016? So much fun! I would love to do a side swap with you if you are able! I would love to receive one of these beautiful pieces of art :-)))

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  2. Hi Lisa, I am participating in LYA. I'll look you up on the facebook page.

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  3. Lovely postcards, I like the idea of using your poetry with them, gives them a really personal touch.

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  4. Art with words. So much more interesting, don't you find it? I like the first one.

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  5. I love the line-work in your very artsy postcards, which will make great keepsakes for the recipients. I also find poetry very inspirational and a great companion of artwork. Blessings, my friend!

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  6. Oh these are wonderful! I especially love the first one. Combining them with words makes them even more fascinating.

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  7. Love all of them ~ very creative and expressive work!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  8. I love postcard art, and I like how you combined the different mediums in the first one. It gives it a vintage quality.

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  9. I just love your postcards. You're always coming up with ideas and various types of paper to work on. I like that about you. :) And never ever thought to combine acrylics and charcoal. :)

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  10. wonderful postcard art!
    some friends are so lucky to receive things like this.
    you are wonderfully creative.

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  11. These are wonderful Juana, and I love the words. :) A zine is a great idea!

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