Hanna's Autumn Swap: Stitched Postcards

Above - some of the postcard fronts + backs.

Fronts and backs of 6 stitched postcards {there's an extra for a special buddy}

Materials: fabric, patterned cardstock, ephemera, quotes, labels, found typography, hand-painted papers, stitched papers, paint chips, ribbon. Stitched to cards approx 3.5x5.5" and trimmed.

This weekend I stitched postcards Hanna's 2012 Autumn Postcard Swap.  Hanna has been doing Spring swaps of 10 postcards for several years so if you missed the entry deadline for this swap, be sure to watch Hanna's blog in March just in case she does another Spring swap! The Autumn swap is a smaller 5 postcard swap with the theme  "Empowerment." I wasn't sure how to best transform this theme into postcard art. So  I thought about what empowerment means to me personally and I think it's about individualism and independence, the ability to stand for oneself. I opted for strong bold colors and a quote on each card that I thought was powerful. 

 Here's a post I did a few years ago on mail art.

Love mail art? Here are some links to my postcards from Hanna's swaps: 2010 DIY Postcard Swap, a post on creating Mail Art, a classic must-have book about mail art called Good Mail Day, the 2012 Spring Postcard Swap, and the 2011 DIY Postcard Swap. I might even make a few extras and have a drawing for those. Doesn't that sound fun? 

Feel free to share your creations in the Daisy Yellow Facebook Group and the Postcard Swap Flickr Group.

My art for DAY 25 of Art Every Day Month

November is Art Every Day Month (AEDM) facilitated by Leah of Creative Every Day.

And an annoucement. While I was in Italy in October I grew intrigued with the pattern love that Anika of A for Anika and Dina Thanki were posting on Instagram with the #patternaday tag. I hopped around via my phone and a slow wifi connection and figured out what was going on!

So for December I am taking the Pattern a Day Challenge with the creative A is for Anika. Read about the idea here. Because of the holidays I won't just post the patterns every few days but I will guarantee to CREATE every day! If you are interested, pop over to Anika's blog and read the rules. These are patterns you create, not copy, and you can use any medium. I'm thinking watercolor + slicci pen, separate and together!