There IS other Art though…

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With all the poasts about Journal 52 and my joy at finally catching up on all the prompts, one might think that it is all I do when it comes to “artsing” (my best friend, an art student’s, word), but that is not the case.

I mailed out my 10 postcards for iHanna’s spring swap and have already received 2 in yesterday’s mail. Hanna does this twice a year (I think). This is my 3rd time participating and it is TOO FUN!

This time, I painted/stamped/doodled on a BIG piece of mixed media paper (18″ x 24″) before I cut it down into postcard-size.

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I had to gesso the back side of the paper to stop it from curling so much, but that was fun too!

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After I cut the page up, I made more marks on each one I chose (I have eight [8!] extra cards to play with!) to mail and added address labels with my email and this website address on it.

Right up until the moment I drop all 10 into the mailbox, I feel like my contribution to this swap is lame and so much less than other folks’, but then I start to receive my cards from other people all over the world and realize that I MADE SOMETHING COOL and gave it away to¬†strangers. This fact AUTOMATICALLY makes my art awesome, I think.

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This works both ways, too. The art I receive is ultimately cooler for having been sent to me by people I will likely NEVER MEET.

Makes the world a LITTLE BIT smaller and more friendly!

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