Sunday, 27 January 2013

Artists in blogland Postcard swap

In the post very soon!

Finished my postcards for the Artists in blogland postcard swap so will be posting them very soon. Its also the theme of the Artists playroom this week. This is my first postcard swap and Ive found it lots of fun, looking forward to the postman arriving soon with some beautiful returned cards.

 Dinner date

My first card is my favourite,

 Let me introduce Mr Murphy,
Mr Murphy is looking for love and so far has been rather unsuccessful but encouraged by Melvin over at butterfly mind decided to sign up for a bit of online dating. Alas despite putting on his finest bow tie he has been stood up! Murphy is a positive chap and looking on the bright side he now anticipating an extra large portion of baked sea bass, after all there are plenty more fish in the sea :)


Close your eyes and dream...

 

 Through the butterfly window... 

 






My other postcards have a dream theme. The Butterfly window had me thinking as I was making it of a programme I used to watch as a child, no idea why! It was called 'Playschool' and half way through the show the presenter would introduce three windows, square,arched and round asking which "we should go through today?"It was just a way of introducing a way into a video clip, but I loved it and always wished for the round window. Although going through windows can be fun, to flutter out the window into the wide open world is even more exciting.


25 comments:

  1. These are all gorgeous. Yes my favourite is Dressed for Dinner, but Close Your Eyes and Dream is lovely, and I enjoy the butterfly!
    Now how's this for a coincidence. A number of years ago I made a wall hanging for an exhibition called ...... Through the Window in the Woods - Watching You Watching Me. I've got it on my list for an e-postcard for you, so that will be the February one. Quite different in every way, except the title, from yours.
    These are all so enjoyable.

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  2. Thanks Jez! Looking forward to the electronic postman in february :)

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  3. whomever is your mail art partner will be one very happy person. Thanks for joining up with APR, I hope you join us again. Your mail art is so happily whimsical.

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  4. Love Mr Murphy, he looks very dapper with his bow-tie too. I always wanted to look through the Round Window as well on Playschool! Love the butterflies on both post-cards.

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  5. Visiting from the APR - your mail art is wonderful. I too remember Playschool and loved the arched window, haha :0) Mo

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  6. Thank you :) Pleased Im not the only one old enough to remember Playschool :)

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    1. Hi Morag - re embossing with my toaster - I switch it on, let it warm up for a minute and then simply hold the piece a few inches over it, minding ones fingers, and the heat from it will melt the embossing powder in exactly the same way as a heat gun :0)
      Many thanks for your kind comments onmy Flickr page :0)
      Mo

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    2. Thanks :) I would have never thought of using the toaster..!!

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  7. These are stunning mum:) Murphy dining alone is extremely apt considering he is a recluse! Must say I have never seen him looking that dapper before though! :)xxx

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  8. I love the idea of going through a window into another 'world'. How exciting your pieces are. And don't worry. I'm sure Mr. Murphy will find true love. He's too adorable not to.

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    1. Thanks Annie :) Murphy hopes you are right.

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  9. Love your postcards especially Murphy. He does have a rather quizzical look, which I adore

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    1. Thank you Sharon, you are right Murphy often looks quizzical... some might say confused, but I prefer the word quizzical :)

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  10. splendicious gorgeosity!!! wonderful story!!

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    1. Hi Currie...nice to see you here!

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    2. Thank you for your lovely comments :)

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  11. Hi Morag. I just got the most beautiful postcard in the mail yesterday! I'm the lucky recipient of the wonderful 'Close your eyes and dream' postcard. I love it and I'm so glad to have found your blog as a result. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda! I'm so happy you like it.The postcard swap is a fantastic idea and its great to connect with likeminded artists from across the world, It is lovely to find your blog too, your work is gorgeous :)

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  12. I am the fortunate owner of the Butterfly through the window card. I LOVE it. Thank you so much for the work you did on it. The texture is wonderful, and a delight for me to see, as I am not familiar with this technique. Thanks again.

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    1. Hi Cat, Lovely to hear from you! so glad you like your postcard :)

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  13. These are all amazing! Mr Murphy made me chuckle (great story!) and I especially like the hair in the 2nd one. I love absolutely everything about the 3rd!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mr Murphy is a little overwhelmed with all the fan mail he has been receiving, I've told him to grin and bear it. :)

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  14. Lovely lovely postcards, I really like them all. I took part in the postcard swap too, it was such fun!

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    1. Thanks Joanna, it was loads of fun I agree, just had a look at your owls they are fabulous!

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