Our much-longer-than-anticipated transition period (whilst we build our new home) could have had me feeling like running away often I'm sure .... if it weren't for creating art, in whatever form.
Joan and I have been exchanging mail-art (postcards) since 2012. Recently our friend Ana De Vlieg has also begun exchanging with us. I will blog about our postcards too.
It is the most wonderful thing, to have this connection, and a good reason too to meet over a cuppa and occassionally over dinner. I look as forward to receiving a new card as I do to responding with one.
We often include portraits and other images from the Sktchy App that Joan introduced us to.
I have loaded all of Joan and my postcards right from 2012 so you can see them here on my Lara Mellon Artist Facebook Page.
My last postcard was digitally printed from an oil painting that I did in response to a beautiful image off Sktchy.
You can also see some of these images on my Instagram link.
A really great aspect of the postcards is that they're 'in-conversation' so have personal meaning and create a record of where we've 'been at'. They are also experimental so we get to stretch ourselves a bit with a playful approach and the connection with another artist-friend is invaluable.
So, there's no need for me to run off anywhere .... these exchanges keep me relatively sane, and certainly hopefull and looking forward.