illustrated letters and postcards

spring heart mail art postcard
spring heart mail art postcard

Recently I joined a mail art exchange through IUOMA,   and it is inspiring me to make more art. And in return I receive some inspiration from other mail art enthusiasts from all over the world.

The daisy pen drawing is based on a photo I took last year. And the yearbook photos are from an old yearbook which I photocopied and then transferred using the photo transfer with matte medium method. The above postcard went out today. The Rilke quote seemed perfect for my current mood.

Alfred Joseph Frueh illustrated letter

This week my request for the More Than Words: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art arrived at my local library. What a joy it is to read and see letters illustrated through the years. I caught myself salivating a couple of time ... dear me! I've only begun the love letters chapter and so far my favorite is by Alfred Joseph Frueh who wrote to his fiance while he was travelling. His letter illustrates how he spends every living and sleeping moment thinking about and reading her letters.

wishing everyone a good weekend!

joining sunday sketches

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