Sunday, April 10, 2011
postcard swap extravaganza
ihanna postcard swap. I ripped up an old book about Rodin. I felt very bad (the book was almost 100 years old), but something mad came over me and I did it anyway. Sometimes being bad can feel great. And then I collaged over the pictures.
This beauty (pictured with the envelope she flew in on, because it too was beautiful) arrived from Bea in Portugal the other day. I took a look at her blog and it's gorgeous. I love the letterpress work she has been doing. My father used to run a publishing company, and everything was printed using letterpress, but with the advent of computers and digitalisation, he got rid of all the letterpress equipment. He says it's one of his big regrets. I remember playing with the letters as a child. They're beautiful. This website is dedicated to the preservation of letterpress.
And this arrived from Hedy in Australia. You can find our more about her here on her blog. The photo isn't very good, but the postcard is gorgeous in person. In postcard. In ... actual fact. The thing I like about it the most is that, if I look really carefully, I can see Hedy's fingerprints on the card - where she stuck the little collage pieces on. I once asked an artist for a photo of himself in his studio (long story), and he responded, "But you already have a photo of my studio don't you?" and I said, "Yes, but I need a photo of you" (it was for work - I wasn't actually stalking the poor guy) and he said, "You already do." I love that idea, that you can see an artist wherever you see their work.
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