|Mail art works for Mixed Messages exhibition.|
1. I made you a little something (I do hope you like it) xox,
18 x 24cm, mixed media (envelope with illustration inside - illustration is 1a)
2. I've got so much to tell you (everything is just perfect), 11.5 x 16.5 cm, mixed media
3. I hope this finds you well…, 11.5 x 16 cm, mixed media
4. I miss you dear soul (please write), 9 x 14.5 cm, mixed media
5. How has the weather been?, 11 x 11 cm, mixed media
© Sarah Donnell 2011
|Backs of all mail art (except illustration in bottom left).|
|Mail art illustration (1a)|
Here they are, mail art lovers!
I have decided to post my finished artworks as I won't be able to attend the exhibition in person. For those that can, the five works above will be for sale in the Mixed Messages exhibition, Toowoomba QLD.
I had the most incredible fun making these artworks. Unlike painting, which at times I find a tad stressful when the image is not turning out how I would like, creating these mail art collages was pure enjoyment. There was very little planning involved and it was a very child-like and spontaneous activity. I would highly recommend it. These art works have turned out to be a great mix of collage and typography, both of which I really love.
I challenge you, if you consider yourself to be an artist or not, to try this for yourself! Use whatever is handy - your kids art supplies, cardboard, packaging or paper from your recycle bin - anything. Send it to someone who will get a kick out of it or maybe just stick it on your fridge and enjoy the art you have created out of basically nothing at all.
Lots of love,
Upcoming exhibition details -
Mixed Messages: A Mail Art Project and Exhibition
Opening - 12 February 2012 at 2pm
Dates - 1-25 February 2012
Venue - The Repertory Theatre, Toowoomba QLD