Postcard Swap 2014

Here is my take on a stitched postcard.  I love postcards and when I travel, in addition to sending them to friends and family, I also send to myself.  I love the slightly battered look from postal transit and I love reflecting on the moment captured on the front.  Recently I had an epiphany about time:  even though time commitments towards making my art are flexible, they need to remain a high priority.  I was in the habit of bouncing art time to take care of other things that had fixed timelines.  Weeks could pass between my ‘making’ sessions.  So the message on the front of my card is something that I repeat like a mantra several times a day to other artists and myself.

The production of the card is fairly simple – I sewed it out of pieces of muslin and cottons.  I wished I hadn’t serged the outer edge because it lost a lot of the ragged muslin edge.

Sandy, I hope you enjoy and always practice making time!IMG_2300