Tuesday, February 21, 2006


The first card was just for the topic of a hand-made heart. That inspired me to do two versions of the second to send to family. After that I made third one to send to a postcrosser who likes handmade cards.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Handmade Postcard Collage

These are four parts of a collage that I made in 8th grade at school. Now, many years later, I ave turned the negative experience I had back then into a positive one by sending these pieces (slightly altered) off to others as mailart.

I think we tried to do these collages in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's pictures.
One part was the face of my collage, the others were hair (the two with lots of stamps) and one was the shoulder (with the books).

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Chocolate. Mmm!

This is my second hand-made postcard. Sent to a postcrosser who likes dark chocolate as a replacement for a card that hadn't arrived. Collage and markers.

Hopi-Tewa design

This is my first try at mailart or a self-made postcard.
It is inspired by a design on ceramics by Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa, circa 1900.
I used art markers and silver sharpie.
I did this about a month ago.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Homemade postcards

I started making homemade postcards. I really like receiving them and it is fun to create them, too. This is the third one I sent out, it was for a German language exchange. The receiver really liked it.

This one was pretty straightforward to do. I chose a picture I had taken with my digital camera, added the stamp border with an online utility; I mounted the printout on cardboard, added the black border and two thin cardboard stripes as the banners.