I've mentioned Nick Bantock before as an inspiration for mail art. But I haven't really done much that is similar to him, or attempted to be similar to his work. I love looking at what he creates, but the attention to detail, the creation of so much faux ephemera and the layers .... it's not really stuff I have the patience for. Nevertheless, I did something a little bit in that vein for my 19/365.
On the front of a notecard, this:
And on the envelope, this:
It was fun trying to evoke the feeling of a missive sent from a vacation in an exotic land. It got me to use a lot of different techniques - photo transfers with gel medium, rubber stamps, drawing, watercolor, collage, aging. It's not quite what I'd hoped it would be, but it's encouraging enough to make me want to give it another shot.
Tomorrow I'll post about some received mail and hopefully a completed view of the sweater I've been knitting. Also, some progress on my dots. I haven't worked on it much the last few days, but I'm hoping to get some work done today.