Monday, January 24, 2011

Sketches on the Move


You may have read by now this post on Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark about the new blog A Postcard From My Walk, where a group of us sketching, exercising people a.k.a. Sketchercisers are going to be showing the postcards we'll be sending each other every month over the next year or so. Hand-made, sketched postcards of course. These samples are just me experimenting on different types of card and paper, and trying to sketch smaller - I tend to overflow my boundaries and this small format is quite a challenge. The postcards themselves will remain a secret until we spot an exciting little rectangle in our letterboxes. Let's hope they all get here, and there, safely! I was quite concerned about them staying clean and pristine, but Albrecht Rissler (see his mailart section!) showed us some of his postcard collection, and the stamps, postmarks, wear and tear just add to them, and show the journey they've been on. Watercolours probably need an envelope for protection from rain and snow, but otherwise, anything goes. I'm so looking forward to checking my post box over the next months, I'll probably be getting quite a bit of exercise just doing that!

12 comments:

Sue Pownall (aka travelingsuep) said...

I'd love to receive any of these on the post, how lucky your other sketchercisers will be to receive their lovely cards from you.

A Brush with Color said...

I love this whole idea! I'm a firm believer in still using the mail for "real" notes to others, and this is going to be exciting. Your little walking shoes and postcard logo are adorable!

Felicity said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous and so colourful!

Art with Liz said...

What a fantastic idea Cathy! Looking forward to seeing all of them.

RH Carpenter said...

This is a great idea and I loved your logo of the walking postcard - you are so clever :) Looking forward to these and will check out Albrecht's site to see his mailart. What fun...

Shalini said...

Your spreads are so vibrant!! This would be a fun exercise for sure!

Marie Theron said...

What a super undertaking, Cathy! I hope you reap a rich harvest of souvenir cards!

RC Reese said...

Nice watercolors,... I know that they can be difficult to deal with from time to time. I love the look and feel of watercolors, plus so easy for clean up!

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desde mis
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COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
CATHY

CON saludos de la luna al
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Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What a wonderful long project and if your sketch exercises shown are anything to go by, they are going to be a stunning collection for you all.

Isabel said...

hi Cathy,

Check your post as I've now sent you two e-mails in behalf of urban sketchers.
and great idea these postcards make you change size of paper and also bright up someones day.

Ramblingroses said...

Hi Cath - this is a wonderful idea. I think I am one of the few people who still send postcards when I travel. I also send the odd postcard from here to the grandchildren in Aus. One day I decided to send photos - but was also worried they'd be tattered in the post. Got by that one by writing the message and the address on the back and then laminating before stamping. Also meant when they got to the other end they cuold be lovinggly handled, chewed by the dog or the baby or left in the rain...........the recipients were delighted

Love
Jill

PS: Is there anyway I could qualify to get one?