iHanna’s DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013

Cards for iHanna's DIY postcard swap spring 2013
Acrylic and pencil on paper/cardboard

I have made myself discreet for the past months, but I am still here! The beginning of the year was a bit rough and I needed a pause. Now what better than a swap to get back in the saddle!

Thanks to iHanna who takes the time to organize these at least twice a year. This is my third participation (first here and second here).

This time I used the back of old paper pads and glued on cold pressed paper. Cheerful colors, black shaped animals and plants were featured in this series.

Steps in making the postcards

Steps in making the postcards

Whale or submarine?

Whale or submarine

My dad gave me his old geometry kit when I was studying plastic arts in college. It was used a lot during my DCS and I kept it preciously afterwards. I don’t know why, but after all these years, I felt like working with it again. I took it out of the supplies box and tried this: on top of a “semi” inkblot form, I traced curves with the guides using a pencil charcoal and smudged it a bit to soften the contours.

It came out as a strange mix of a whale and a submarine. :-)