anonyrrie: Postcard Swap

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Postcard Swap

These are some of the postcards I will be sending out for the Postcard Swap organized by Christina. I did some recycling to create them – I printed pieces of old illustrations, collaged them onto colored cardstock, and added some doodled patterns to finish them off. I'm happy with the way they turned out - although I did multiple versions of the same design, each one is a little different.

I want to take a moment to thank all of who have stopped by and left me such encouraging comments. It means a lot to me. Creating art makes me feel vulnerable, and sharing it always has the element of risk. I get so immersed in what I'm doing that by the time I post it, I can't see it objectively. The feedback helps me step back and see things through the eyes of others. Thanks so much for your support!


Blogger andrea said...

These are so lovely that I wish I hadn't had to bow out of the swap. I want to get involved next time, though, so don't forget to count me in! By the way, you deserve all the encouraging comments you get. I have seen real growth in your vision since you started blogging. One more thing since you get so much traffic, Carla: Carla visitors please visit Christina's blog (My Topography) and congratulate her on winning best art/photo/poetry blog.

6:20 PM  
Blogger carla said...

Well, congratulations to Christina and to you, Andrea! I just checked the BoB site and saw that you are the runner-up. I'm sure they must have had a difficult time choosing a winner with two such amazing contenders. And thanks, Andrea, for your kind words. Your feedback holds a lot of weight - I admire your talent and creativity tremendously:>

6:32 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

You picked some of my favorite illustrations you have done Carla. Looks like it will be a fun swap. let me know if any more swaps come up. I would love to join in.

7:49 PM  
Blogger . said...


The designs are perfect, not too much, not too little, perfectly balanced and composed, and to think that they are post cards.


8:04 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Dont be afraid, Carla. Your art is very good. Never have a doubt about it! (I know, easier to say than do.) And I love those postcards!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Carla your images have a great range in them, though all are Carla, Carla is not limited!

This swap looks like it will be fun and has been a great way to experiment with some of your own images again. I like that idea. I think I'll go and play with some of my old images! Thank you for the idea!

7:22 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

These look fabulous. You just have such a cool style. I love how you use line and how all of you work seem mystical. I also think it is fabulous that you draw everything yourself.

I totally understand your feelings on art. I had a portfolio review yesterday and my professors didnt have anything nice to say about my paintings which are my fav thing to do. It is very scarry to put yourself out there.

Anyway, your pieces are wonderful, you have a great eye for composition and color and your images are always very unique. I dont think you ever have anything to worry about!


12:39 PM  
Blogger Lost Aussie said...

The postcards are great Carla, you should be well proud of them.
I adore making them next time you are up for a swap, let me know.
art hugs

1:33 PM  
Blogger Virginia Valle said...

Carla they are great :) you should to begin to sell them ;),you have a wonderful pieces!!Bello bravisima :)

2:42 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I would neve have known that you had these feelings as your work is so entwined in who you are and your work as a teacher (when you incorporate mythology and history) it seems like a perfectly natural extension of who you are as a woman. I love your work and the unique you and am so glad you share you with us!!! p.s. i love these postcards!!!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Alexa Brett said...

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I really want to tell you that every week I look forward to seeing your work on IF. You are so talented and I always know that I am in for a real treat. You have such a strong style and your love for art reflects in all aspects of your work.
I also love reading your commentaries.
Those postcards are wonderful.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous irvine said...

wow I like that girl with the green dress and hair flying in the air.. kinda looks like mommy!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Crescendo said...

Great postcards Carla !

4:55 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Lovely postcards!

11:45 PM  
Blogger isay said...

this is already a beautiful piece of art but cant wait for the final with added color.

my sister own a similar chair in the philippines and is made of a narra tree.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

These are great!

6:06 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Carla--I simply can't wait until a postcard arrives in the mail from you (Andrea, I too am so, so sad you had to bow out--but doing a show is far more important, and there will be a next time!)

I appreciate so entirely the way you do art--and the way you reflect on it. Each time you leave a comment on my blog it is so perceptive, insightful, encouraging. Thank you.

6:58 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

Carla, I would be so happy beyond description if I received your cards. They are really really beautiful...I want to thank you for sharing them with us too!

9:45 PM  
Blogger diosaperdida said...

Those are beautiful Carla!

9:53 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Great postcards! Especially the bottom center one. Well done! I'd like to see a full size version of that.

1:31 AM  

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