This week is my first I.A. challenge and I decided the theme would be "You've Got Mail!". I have always loved the touchability of a letter, the feel of the paper, the decoration of the stamp and the unique cursive of each sender's handwriting. I'm not surprised at my love of snail mail as I'm sure it blooms from my adoration of pen & ink and paper products. I used to have a huge collection of papers, postcards, note cards, pens, stickers, embellishments and other ephemera, all meant to make the letters I send out an experience for the reader. Unfortunately, today so few people send actual letters anymore. In fact there are places on the web one can join just to exchange mail with other members. It's nice to see there are others with my little addiction. Here's one such place, SwapBot, I haven't participated in over a year as mailing packages in Canada has become prohibitively expensive. But when I'm not such a starving artist I will once again join in on the fun of sending and receiving lovely snail mail. Until then I'll make mail art!
Here's my drawing for my "You've Got Mail! challenge. It was such fun to flesh out the drawing and embellish is with little extras. I used Sakura Pigma Micron pens to ink the design then I added color using watercolor pencils but I didn't add water because I loved the way the color laid down on the cold pressed Arches watercolor paper. The paper has a tooth because of the cold pressing and I love that about it.
|Title: "You've Got Mail"|
|Labels by Designs By Thought||Thanks Tiffany & Yolanda!|
I'm out, talk to y'all later!
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