I’ve recently had various bouts of illness. During this time, I have slowly completed print ready files of the Mirrors of the Heart card deck and have sent them off to the printer. When they are completed, I’ll show you their new look.
Also, while resting, I’ve been reworking some more of my earlier art work. Here are 3 hanging ornamental pieces I’ve made combining segments of a woodcut I made in the 1970s and extra hand coloured cards from the card deck. I’ve also added decorative starched transparent papers that I wish I could trace to a distributor again. They’re the shapes growing out of the rectangles. If the papers look familiar to anyone, please let me know.
Earlier this week, I found myself thinking about a series of acrylic paintings on paper I made in 1991. They are out of sight in a portfolio that I must get out and pay some kind attention to. This painting is from a self-portrait I did while standing in front of a long mirror. The experience was a cathartic one in which I painted quickly and directly with little or no prior planning. There’s a few other paintings in this series that I’ll show in future posts.
This week I received a wonderfully colourful envelope from Ana Isabel Morais in Portugal. Thank you Ana Isabel! Inside were many paper cutouts that will be great for collage work. On the envelope itself, the blue plastic tape with Portugal embossed on it took me back to embossing machines we had when I was a youngster that produced white letters and numbers on red tape.
A lovely surprise!
P.S.: If anyone wants to send me mail art, my address has changed! You can contact me for an update.