I haven’t been very active blogging lately. For some inexplicable reason I have had a tidal wave of visitors the past few weeks, and I have been visiting their blogs to return the favour, and in many cases, I have had longer visits than I planned reading the blogs of so many of those visitors.
Anyway, I am still trying to make new postcards: The brief for the following cards, was to choose a photo , then print it on fabric and use it for the card.
A couple of the prints are photos I’ve taken in 1999 and 2011. This machinery shed I photographed in the area known as the scenic rim of Brisbane, and was shot about three years ago. I has been “framed” with a tan gimp braid.
In March 1999, my daughter and I spent ten days in Beijing,
and this view of temple gates was one of the many temples we visited. The print is “framed” with 1/4 inch red ribbon.
photo of her work. I thought this was an excellent time to use her work. I love photos of old buildings.
This black and white study was scanned from a Postcard that our local TAFE (Technical and Further Education) College produced to get students interested in a graphic arts course. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to add some blue sky.
Forest green gimp braid was used to frame the card.
These cards will be mailed to members of the Australian and New Zealand Art Quilters group in the next week or so.
At the moment there is something like a six week back log for the delivery on International mail in the US, so I am hoping that all my cards will be to Australian and/or New Zealand members. It is seven weeks since I mailed cards off to the states, and only two have been delivered.
Apparently, there has been an increase in security on incoming mail.When I started mailing these fibre cards back in 2004, the time frame from mailing to delivery was 10 to 14 days.
The price of freedom!