Sunday, June 28, 2009

WORD mail art call

When I came across a mail art call put out by someone wanting to collect 'words' via the postal system I knew exactly which word I would contribute to their collection. I never seem to tire of it!

This is a slightly different nest image to the one I usually use, I like the twiggy-er look of it. The viewpoint is different too and that made it a bit harder to work with. I like this post card though and it will be on it's way to The Netherlands tomorrow. I have made sure everything's glued flat to help it survive the journey.
If you want to play to simply send your postcard and word (with a definition) to H.R. It's that easy...


Today I had all good intentions of starting my Lino cut. The kids are all back at school after time off with the flu and I had finally settled on my image choice...but when I went to do my cut it turns out the gremlins have run off with my cutter's handle and I have everything but the handle! A new handle and fresh blades have been ordered and should arrive in the mail tomorrow. In the mean time here's a sneak peak of what I am going to carve... you can see the colour version of it here if you wish. I can't decide which I like more...


7 comments:

Mick said...

Oh my! This will make a fabulous cut! Keep your eyes peeled for one that I did the weekend before last at a special event at our own Everson Museum of Art.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Lisa, you've got your work cut out for you. I'm not kidding.

Anonymous said...

please "do not cut the cheese" - does that mean anything in NZ? I just need to learn more and more...sor.ry

The Artful Eye said...

I know you can do this,just wait to you get going you'll be addicted.

Looking forward to see your finished product.

I love your postcard and H.R.s word challenge too. I just might give it a try.

rainbird said...

The nest card arrived today - I absolutely love it! It is a very nice word indeed and beautifully illustrated. Thanks a lot for sending!

PS: Don't have access to a scanner right now, unfortunately. I'll be able to upload it in august at the latest I hope.

Vanessa said...

This photo has some fantastic detail.. its beautiful yet prickly. The depth of field is interesting... the back ones almost looking soft in contrast. Great eye for composition too!!

rainbird said...

Hi Lisa, just dropping in to say that I FINALLY put your card online. Sorry for taking so long. And thanks again, I really really like it. :)

Rainbird