Monday, November 28, 2016

Postcards and coffee stains

I know it is just the instructions for a wrench, but I love this design.  Clearly.  I took this home and considered framing it.  Instead, I trimmed it down to the size of a postcard and painted a portrait of myself with coffee.  Like ya do.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Postcards and collage

My collages look like they were made by a drunk.  Or a child.  Or a drunk child.  This is what I really mean when I say I am looking for a style.  I am making a mess.  Cut out ads glued to postcards, smeared with ink and clear nail polish.  You know, art.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Postcards and tea!

Make your own ink some day!  Or paper!  Or dye!  Make a thing from stuff.  My father is trying inks made from hibiscus and inks made from walnuts.  I may have convinced a friend to try making ink from beets.  I love the experimentation and comparing notes.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stamps and tattoos!

I am still trying to find my style, but I think I like stamps.  Or want to use them.  Or want you to think that I used one.  Or type as a stamp.  Ornamentation.  Working towards more complexity.  Or something.

I perused the stamps available at a craft, and could not find anything inspiring.  Even when I first found the camera, I was not going to buy it.  But then I saw the crown, and held it above the camera.  I felt I need them as a pair.  I keep playing with them as a pair.

I think of them as a tattoo.  Or a signature.  I am not sure.  But I am not done with them. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Another Postcard!

I love the J. Herbin 1670 line of inks.  I have been talking about inks and pens and postcards with anyone who will listen lately.  My father said he wanted ink with gold flakes in it, thinking it a humorously absurd request.  But no!  Check it out.  These inks are best shown off with a video rather than a scan, but I still like how this card turned out.