This week, the theme at Sunday Postcard Art is 'Whimsical'. Ok I confess, when it comes to my own work I like my whimsy in small doses. However, there are many artists I admire who can manage to do a brilliant job with whimsy galore - I salute them!
This week, the theme at Sunday Postcard Art is Poetry. As luck would have it, my maternal grandmother, Lyllian D. Cole was a poet. I have chosen to use one of her haikus for my card this week.
In case you can't read my handwriting, the text reads:
hugs colde stone wall, weeps racemes...
I really enjoyed looking through my grandma's poems for this challenge. She wrote mostly 'slice of life' poetry, some funny, some very serious on themes as broad as nature, hunting, farm life and famine. She was published in many amateur poetry publications and enjoyed seeing her work in print and winning cash prizes once in awhile.
This week, Sunday Postcard Art has given us an Asian theme to work with. Since January 28 marked the start of the Lunar New Year, I decided to make my card in honour of Chinese New Year. Although my card includes a postage stamp from the Year of the Horse, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.
This week, the theme at Sunday Postcard Art is 'Sepia', that beautiful brownish old time photo tint, originally made from the ink of the cuttlefish. I didn't have any sepia images at hand, and my walnut ink is packed up somewhere in my 'move', so I found a black and white image in a magazine and gave it a glaze with burnt umber acrylic, which gave me the look I was hoping for. In addition, I found som other patterns in a related colour scheme from a different magazine ad, along with the word. And I love sepia and red, so I added some accents with red acrylics paint and red washi tape. All in all, I was pleased with my improvised sepia card.
Don't forget to visit Sunday Postcard Art to see the other sepia cards, and maybe make something sepia yourself!
This week's theme at Sunday Postcard Art is 'Zetti'. For anyone who doesn't know, Zetti, is short for Zettiology, the brainchild of the tremendously talented and creative Teesha Moore. Teesha's whimsical pages have become a staple of the art journaling landscape - often referenced to the point that many people may say they were inspired by another artist who in turn was inspired by someone who was inspired by Teesha, and so it goes. It was fun to create in this style and try to keep some of my own elements. To see the other entries, visit Sunday Postcard Art - there are sure to be many fun entries this week! As for the words - a colleague picked up a journal with this on the cover and I thought it would be a great phrase to use for this piece. Teesha Moore's art can be seen here