1.29.2010

J :: Altered Postcard

What ??!
There are other people out there who like the same silly stuff I like?

This is still my reaction when I come across a blog or a flickr group devoted
to some relatively obscure fascination. As many of you know, I adore
vintage photographs and mixed media art. Oh , and when I'm not playing
in those worlds ... . . I have a day job as an Interior Designer. It's fun - but,
truth be told : It just provides the income to keep me in art supplies to
play with.

There are a few places where all my favorite things come together and this
little postcard is one such place. It's a postcard, part of a group
which I had made (using my photograph of one of my design projects)
to use for some business correspondence. Simple, direct and
rather professional.

Then I decided to play with it ... . so I took this business card and
"altered" it by doing a bit of stitching / painting & layering
a miniature playing card with some tulle ( love playing cards, too).

Voila! Business Meets Art.

I suppose it's inevitable that all these little pieces eventually come together.
The particular occasion for this post of this piece is my discovery of a group of
postcard / mail art lovers who share their postcards on Fridays.

What a fun idea ... . . I think I'll play!

See what they're doing here: Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Mixed Media - Altered Postcard by Judith Thibaut
4 x 6 inches

21 comments:

sinnlighet said...

I love your funny and nice comments on my blog!

And.....it's so interesting to read about the woman behind this elegant & artistic blog.

Lots of love

Agneta the swedish one

Postcardy said...

Your additions definitely make it more interesting.

Beth Niquette said...

I really enjoyed your post and lovely altered postcard.

Happy PFF!

Chrisy said...

Love your additions to the card, particularly the sewn section...you could whip up some more and use them as big business cards for those extra special big spending clients!

Ingrid Mida said...

I am tempted to ship to you the enormous collection of vintage post cards I found in my mother's basement. I have no idea what to do with them....
I love what you do with them....

Sheila said...

I love altered mail art but seem totally incapable of doing it myself. Yours makes the card so much more!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Your creativity amazes me. Very fun to check out Post Card Fridays. Happy weekend to you x

little augury said...

I did this one Dec. friday-got lots of good comments, I should again! lets do it.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you designed that room????

YOU chose that uber fab plexiglass armchair?

Please tell the owner I'll arm wrestle him for it. I am lusting for it.

Love the alterations - you find the best open weave metallics to use on your pieces...!

This makes a terrific business card. I'd hire you. :)

vicki archer said...

I love your calling card Judith...xv

Snap said...

Welcome to PFF! Your altered card is great.

Irene said...

How cool. love what you did. Thanks for joining us. can't wait for your nest post. Happy PFF

JM said...

You allways do such lovely 'alterations', Judith! And that Lake Como side banner shot is beautiful!

Sanity Fair said...

Great result. And I love anything with a ghost chair!

Betsy said...

Yep, I'd say that is the perfect Friday group for you! How fun!

My Castle in Spain said...

Very very nice card Judith ! I so love the playing cards too..it's a great idea to play with...
:-)

Seth said...

I love the look of your card!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I love this, J. Love the ghost chair and the way you don't quite notice it at first...because it's so......ghostly.

Catherine

Marie Reed said...

I think that I can beat Tristan t arm wrestling. I want that chair too. I just need to eat a bit more spinach for a set of Popeye arms. Happy Postcard Friday ! So glad to meet you and your amazing blog!

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Courtney said...

Oh, Judith, I absolutely love it! It is a beautiful piece and seems so perfectly "you".