Here is a collage that I made that my sister commissioned from me for Christmas. (Please note that it is her photo, with her most excellent camera and her photographer's eye... I wish all the photos of what I make could be this high quality! Click on the image if you want to see it closer-up, and you can link to her blog here.)
She requested that I make a collage integrating the words of a poem she loves by John Keats. I intended to give it to her in a shadow-box frame, but we never had the time to make that project happen. But at some point, it will look even more elegant than it already does.
Announcing this year's 6 Degrees of HLM International Card Swap! Please email me (see email address at right or leave a comment below) if you'd like to participate this year. The lowdown:
- You'll make 10 cards. They can be blank, themed, big, small, professional-looking, your first try, whatever you'd like to do. All I ask is that you do your best, have fun, and let me know you're joining us.
- You'll send them all to me in April with envelopes, postmarked no later than April 16th (or we can rendezvous in person if you're in Fort Collins). I got a couple of comments last year that this deadline is right at tax time. I considered changing the time of year that we do this, but it is really the best time of year for me. I hope you can still make it work. Get going on it now! There is a lot of time between now and then.
- If you'd like, you can attend a work party at my studio to work on your cards and enjoy some yummy snacks and the company of other card makers in the swap, Saturday afternoon, April 7th.
- I'll send you back 10 cards that other people in the swap made, sometime in May.
It is so fun and inspiring, and you will love what you get in return. The only cost to you is the amount you spend on your supplies and the postage it takes to get your cards to/from Colorado.
I would love to have you join us! If you'd like to be inspired by what people made last year, click here.