Sent some art to Emily this week that's a little bit more useful instead of just decorative. I had cut a piece of cardboard off the last mail art I did, and realized it was the perfect size for a bookmark.
She's always been a big reader, and I'm sure college is giving her plenty more reading to do. I hope she likes it. Of course, she's more a lay-the-book-down-open-faced type of reader than a neat, use-a-bookmark type, but who knows, she could turn over a new leaf at any moment!
I did the background with oil pastels, and then put the collage elements on top. I rather liked the effect, the impressionistic feel of the sky seemed to fit with the vintage look of the girl in the drawing. I've been enjoying mixing collage with other media, although I still don't feel entirely comfortable doing it just yet.
In other news, I received something lovely in the mail from Diane Keys in Illinois, which you can see below.
I tried to scan it originally, but the scanner just flattened out the vivid colors. The camera did a better job of capturing them, as well as showing off the leaf print. It's a terrific representation of fall - thanks, Diane!
And speaking of fall leaves, my 10/365 mail art piece went out to new IUOMA member Cayte Catastrophe in New York.