Wednesday, April 14, 2010
i belong to a several online trading arts groups for fabric and mixed media. these folks are from all over the USA and some are international as well.
the horse card above was the one i made for the art4mail group . what a joy it is to get something in the mail made by someone by hand with an idea they are reaching to communicate into a composition 4" by 6" in size . i joined in on a "western roundup" theme exchange last year because i am a horse lover since forever.
armed with a idea and an old photograph , i set to work to fill in what that theme or idea might look like to me . this will change as i go along , adding this, subtracting that and this evolves if i am lucky into art to mail, or frame or keep. sometime it doesn't work and i start again. or scrap the whole deal and start over.
a memory of my horse Rojo Diablo, some photocopies , some thread, a few beads, and a few hours later i had my cards ready. i like to make one for myself as well . the old photo was taken after a 4Th of July parade in a small California town by my mom. horses like soda and sweets and i had to be careful not to bump his teeth as he finished the last of the coke.
sometimes people will ask "where do you get your ideas from?" i often answer , where do i start?