Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crazy Mail Art

And so I did a little mail art this morning. No, really it was me. I know I know. Doesn't look like me. Soft pretty girls....................... Playin is good.


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Did you get your September/October copy of Cloth Paper Scissors? Now I have told you before that I fully intendend to be inspired when I read these magazines.
On page 22, there is an article by Alex Shur titled, "Journaling into Painting". It's about seeing things in the clouds. You know. Well anyway it is a wonderful article and she does manage to paint soft and pretty maybe because she uses watercolor.
I on the other hand recently read many blogger accounts who attended Jesse Reno workshops, as well as hearing first hand from Deryn. So, this is mine and Norah'S interpretation in the form of mail art. Maybe a combo of the two.
Now, I have to go get on my think tank and go round and round and round for hours and hours and then, I'll look back and my yard will be mowed.
I sure enough have more for later,
Sharon

22 comments:

  1. Oh my heaven and stars this are amazing! I love the colors and the faces! Oh so dreamy! I have not gotten the CPS yet :(

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  2. hi sharon,
    thanks for your most recent comment on my blog.

    i am totally in LOVE with these two artists - alex is one of my favorite artists and i'm so happy she is getting the attention she so deserves. hopefully we will see her on the teaching circuit in the not too distant future, so she can share her magic with the rest of us.

    and jesse is amazing - i was lucky enough to take a workshop with him in july and as well as being totally inspirational for my own painting, i could sit and watch him paint for hours, fascinated by his process.

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  3. It is soo different, love the colors. Playing is good, i should try it too.. to loose up a bit..

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  4. I am SO behind packing up my blog winnings, altered pages due and mini books that I have committed to..that being said, I love cloud images and often lay in the grass with the girls and pretend we "see" things...soft colors are so nice, but I STILL love your brights best!

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  5. Fun stuff here Sharon!
    Didn't know the new issue is out...I let my subscription run out in hopes of moving. Can't wait to get it.
    Cleaning my artful mess today!

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  6. It IS a bit different from your faces but I like it....and even before I read through the whole post I was thinking it reminded me of clouds!!

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  7. These are so interesting, Sharon, and I love the colors! TN Sharon

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  8. Woohoo, look at you go, girl! These are REALLY fun. Love the colors and the funny faces. So cool. Thanks for sharing. talk to ya soon.
    Sally

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  9. You are amazing. The mail is going to be so much the better for your art too. Just think of the smiles as it passes from hand to hand. Your gift to the postal world.

    Darla

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  10. Sharon,
    I love these paintings, both colours and 'subjects'!

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  11. Playin is VERY good. So is stretching yourself into a new area or technique. And what better way than producing mail art? Thanks for showing us how.

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  12. What an explosion of colors and shapes! Norah was singing this weekend, it shows. Love each and every one.

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  13. WOW!!! These are really wonderful!! So full of energy and flow....

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  14. These are a little funcadelic, so you KNOW I love them! But I love your soft pretty girls too. I can't wait for the new Cloth , Paper, Scissors and read "Journal Into Painting."

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  15. You are so free and creative in your paintings! Love it.......another side of "Norah"!

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  16. I absolutely love your new art, so free and as usual all the beautiful colour. What a great new style to add to your extensive repertoire.

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  17. THESE ARE AMAZING!! I love how you step outside of what you normally (or shall I say work of late) do and create something this fabulous.
    Kudos. I'm sure glad SOMEONE is making are these days. :)

    xo Rella

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  18. Alex's article was the first thing that I turned to and read! I am so excited when my issue arrives, not only because they are so doggone expensive but because it is the only thing that is 100% mine that comes in the door!

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  19. Oh!! These are FANTASTIC Sharon! I'm so happy that Norah and I have met! And that you took the leap. What energy these have!
    And I love that they are NOT watercolor! Experimenting is the key, non?

    I hope you don't mind, but I've linked this post to my site.

    alex

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  20. I was inspired by Alex too. Wasn't that a fun process? I LOVE your paintings!

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  21. Sharon, these ARE very different from your usual girls! (personally, i love your usual girls A LOT!)

    Hey, didn't know if you have heard about the paper cowgirl retreat yet for this year.
    wanted to make sure you knew about it and hope you'll look into coming!! waxahachie needs you! LOL

    papercowgirl.blogspot.com

    warmly,
    jan

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