Sunday, March 9, 2014

The GBSPS


This is my postcard for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap.  It is now on its way to Judith Dziadosz in the USA. It had to contain fabric, stitching and text.

Stencilled on text, with rust-dyed fabric, burnt paper and gold thread, this postcard is but one of the smaller works that occupy me while I'm resting between large paintings.

Other smaller works that keep me amused are ATCs that I swap with all sorts of people...mostly on Paper Traders.  They set themes that occasionally grab me , some of which I've illustrated below.


When Granny Joined The Circus - for Oddball Ancestors

Guilt Free Pleasure - for My Wish For You

This Ol' House - for Postage Stamp People

These are usually collaged using images from various sources, sometimes digitally altered.

These projects have enabled me to collect quite an accumulation of tiny art pieces from all over the world.

13 comments:

  1. Nice work Jo, the enjoyament you're getting and sense of humour is showing through the works - my fav is 'This Ol' House'

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  2. I love the postcard, Jo! your ATC's are great too- i really like the one about chocolate!

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  3. Great humour - and fun to see what you have done - I love your burnt words!!! I love the nun and the chocolate - maybe I missed my calling!! Cheers!!

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  4. Love your stitched postcard.... the colours, the texture, the mixed media ....wonderful!

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  5. An awesome postcard! I'm sure your swap partner will be pleased.
    I love ATCs too, and am glad to see yours. They are beautiful.

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  6. I love your mixed media postcard! I love the ATC's too! Very funny!

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  7. Love your postcard and ATC's. I used a bookpage as the background for mine as well. www.barnbugstudio.blogspot.com

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  8. I lik eyour sense of humour in your work, the stitched postcard is beautifully done.

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  9. your sense of humor always comes shining through :) :) :)
    great use of the rusty fabric too!
    oxo

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  10. These totally tickle me, fun! Loving the postcard too :)

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  11. For the life of me, I can't believe it's been a FULL month since I visited. I simply have no excuse. You know as soon as I saw sewing, then postage people, I had to leave a comment. These are ALL so clever, and you do such a great job interpreting the prompt. Needless to say, I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried!! That's because I love them all.

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