Mail Art

bird mail art
orange bird and flower mail art

Recently, I sent off some mail art to my Uncle. The orange sharpie bird drawing is a partial of one of my crow drawings. The background has layers of craf-t decorating chalks, acrylics and tissue paper.

blue bird mail art
blue bird mail art

My Uncle likes to send me newspaper clippings with every letter and my blue bird pen drawing was inspired by one of those clippings. I used craf-t decorating chalks and acrylics for the background colors and  joined the two art cards with a brad.

This was my first time to use the pastels and I can see that they will be a versatile addition to journalling. I didn't set the pastels with a fixative, so a translucent color came through as they blended with the acrylics. I found more techniques at

Liberate Your Art

I love getting paper mail in my mail box, but since everyone is on the internet, I mostly get junk mail. I yearn for paper mail so much that I have resorted to enjoying the junk mail, and my husband now knows to not throw it away.

So when I heard about this postcard swap, I jumped in. I sent one and received six in return. I am so impressed with how well organized and how enthusiastic Kat is about the postcard art swap. I received some inspirational photo and art postcards and look forward to participating again next year.

I sent my Enso postcard pictured below along with the quote. Follow the liberate your art link to view the participants.

enso postcard
enso postcard

"The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity."

I received from Kathy B, Elaine (image below), Kat Eye Studio, sonya versluys, urbanmuser. Urbanmuser's photography on flickr is inspiring, and I love the quote that Kathy had on her beautiful photo postcard.

Video featuring all the amazing art and photography of the Liberate your Art 2013 participants.

joining sunday sketches and liberate your art

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