Thursday, November 22, 2012

Super MailArtists Round Robin Mail Art Zine

From the Super MailArtists group at swapbot comes the Round Robin Mail Art Zine project. A really fun collaboration of sending, receiving between 7 different people. Quite a lot of fun ... check it out.

What I sent off in the first place ...


 My zine started with Mandy ... 

Then went to Karen ...

 Then to Kerri ...


 Then to Stewart ...


Then to Danielle ...

And last but certainly not least it went to Jenny ...



 

For some reason I had 3 pages left when my zine arrived home which worked fine - I made a cover and a back ... 



This was a super project. I really enjoyed seeing all 7 of the zines and all the great art contained in each one. Receiving my copy is a sweet end to a fun project. Can't wait to do another.

Tip: you can click on any image above to view a larger version.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Doing it like Danielle

Danielle Williams must be freaking out as she starts to see copies of her work appearing on Flickr and blogs. A swap at swapbot has us "Doing it like Danielle."

You can find Danielle's Flickr photostream here - and a well stocked supply of her art in my Flickr favorites.

I've actually really enjoyed this challenge. I love Danielle's style but I'm a little shy about out and out ripping off people's art style. That's not to say I don't dabble and borrow. Certainly we're all inspired by one another but this feels indulgent and a little naughty.


One element that I've always admired on Danielle's art is her placement of stamps and especially her artistamps. Here is one in particular that I love ...


My partner likes mountain goats so I made her a stamp like Danielle's ...



The first pieces that I made turned out okay and were fun to make but I wasn't 100% happy with them in terms of "Doing it like Danielle."  I tried a little harder, getting inspiration from my partner's profile and I came up with this ...



Definitely not as good as Danielle's but not too bad either. It doesn't show up in this scan, but the background paint is a metallic gold that shimmers and same with some of those circles - shimmering metallic silver. A few of my partner's favorites including peacocks and swans and dark colors.

Check out Danielle's stuff. She's great.


There's no mail delivery tomorrow due to Veteran's Day and I haven't popped this into the mail just yet ... Shhhh. Don't tell Kerri ...