Friday, March 1, 2013

Heart Bookmark and Mail Art Swap

Exams! Its a hectic time! Anu's, my daughter's, exams are on and the schedule has tightened up... It will go on until 10 March. I am posting this after giving a model paper for her to write :) Do you also get worked up? I always like to do everything organized.... plan and be ready for it but my daughter is somewhat different and she has taken after her dad who thinks "I will handle it whatever comes my way as I move along..." So moving along....:)

I love reading and many a times I end up making bookmarks whenever I see left over charts or card stocks or materials suitable for it thinking I would use it. But then after making them instead of using it, I collect and preserve it in my 'bookmark box'. Here's one I made for Anu for this Valentines. She had gone to school demanding something special for her by the time she came back home. I practically made this in 10 minutes...the melted crayon sheet was prepared beforehand. So this is pretty easy to make!


To make this, I used a hair dryer to melt the crayons - red, blue and yellow. After it cooled and settled to form a pattern of its own I incorporated it in the bookmarks by cutting hearts out of it. Add a bit of glitz by using sequins, beads or anything of your choice. I have made use of tiny shiny hearts *L.O.V.E*

Postcards that I sent during the first week of February has started reaching its destination. I received news from two of my fellow Mail Art participants. I received two out of three postcards as well. I had displayed it in my previous post here.

As for my postcards, they are these....made with love and care :) Do leave your ever valuable comments; I do read and cherish them! Sorry, am unable to answer back each and every one as I sit before the laptop with a specific time schedule! Earlier when I wasn't this busy I used to, but now-a-days everything seems to be speeding off like a super fast mono train (that's in Japan, right?)!!!!

 Journey - Gond style (Featuring Magazine)

Life Within Life - Madhubani style (Featuring Magazine)

Neon Flowers (Elsia Choi)

 Friends (Mandy Michehl)

Blu Bird (Manuela Giffels)

 Birds - Chikan kari Style (Hrissi Haldezos...she's not part of Postcard Swap...this was sent as a gift with the art that she bought from me)

 Postcards waiting to be mailed...


Seeing all the excitement and buzz, Anu also wanted to do a postcard for Mail Art and she came up with this...and I think it's pretty Stunning for her age with a folk art. I also think the title is apt for what happened behind it's making :) The first two of my postcards along with this went to the Featuring Magazine office; as per their call for Mail Art.

Following Suit.... Gond Art by Anoushka, the Lil Artist! (Featuring Magazine)

Anyone interested to see more of her art can visit her space here....Anoushka's Kaleidoscope.

A big thanks to Artists in Blogland for this wonderful opportunity to connect with various like minded artists.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday, to see more of amazing art please do pay a visit :D


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20 comments:

Kim said...

The Friends postcard is my favorite, the women are so beautiful and I just adore the colors you used. HPPF!

Netty said...

wow so much beautiful artwork to see.
Happy PPF, Annette x
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Disha said...

Lovely artwork specially friends and gond style. Your daughter's artwork is so beautiful growing a great artist.

Faye said...

Such a feast for the eyes this week! Your colorful art is always wonderful to behold. I really love the birds painting and the hearts bookmark.

JoyCorcoran said...

So much bright and beautiful work. Your post today really made my heart happy. I especially love the range of styles. Your use of color is invigorating and delightful. The love and care really comes thru all your work. And Anoushka is brilliant!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Wow! what a lot of wonderful work, so colourful and happy to lift the soul!

Anne Manda said...

Oh lovely art galore! Beautiful pieces with a beautiful spirit! ! <3

Jessica Sporn said...

beautiful beautiful art -- I think the fish piece is my favorite. And I went over and checked out Anoushka's blog -- WOW - love that photo of the two of you in front of her school. Beautiful and talented mother and daughter!

Ritu Dua said...

I find Your lil artists's picture simply adorable :)
She deserves a big hug :)
Well all your pieces are wonderful too !!

Barkha Mahesh said...

Lovely !!!

Piarom said...

So much great art pieces found together on your wonderful post! I can´t tell which is my favorite...aaah maybe the blue bird stole my heart ;) xox Conny

Giggles said...

Adorable book mark and wow those art cards are amazing!! So is your daughters....so sweet!! Love it all!!

Hugs Giggles

Lynn Cohen said...

I do adore all of your art Deepa , and excuse me if I feel your daughter is already as good as her mommy! I do!

Patricia Torres said...

What lovely work.. and I do like the postcards.. awesome!

notyet100 said...

I liked the chicken karimone,,,,looks superb,,z

denthe said...

These postcards are wonderful! Love them! Especially the 3 birds and the one with all the fish. Beautiful work, lovely colours!

magiceye said...

All so beautiful!
Kudos to Anushka too!

KRITI said...

All the art pieces are indeed amazing!!!
Like Like Like ! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and artistic.

Dianne said...

I love your blend of traditional and more modern styles of art. Beautifully done faces and nature!