Don't you just love it when an old unfinished project takes on new life? A friend has a baby on the way, giving me all the reason I needed. These birds have been languishing for a couple of years in my tub of "not sure what to do withs....." When I learned about Yoko's baby girl, they commenced to chirping for borders and binding. They'll be hanging on the wall at her baby shower next week.
Here is my newest postcard for Postmark'd Art, http://postmarkdart.com/, made for the theme, Quotes That Inspire. Emily Dickinson curiously commented, "To live is so startling, it leaves little room for other occupations." Even though she was a recluse most of her life, she created a collection of poems full of insights about living in the world. Here am I, one hundred-twenty-six years after her death, finding comfort and inspiration in her words. Would that I could bequeath to my world such a gift!
One of the reasons I love making postcards is that I can justify saving all those little bits from previous projects that seem too precious to toss. Here I layered a wispy paper napkin with hearts cut from foiled organza, painted cellophane, and crumpled silks. My mailman says he and our local postmistress enjoy having my creations pass through our post office.