A snippet of mail art from Helen and I over the past few months.
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I haven’t been keeping you all up to date with mine and Helen’s mail art activities recently. But rest assured we’ve been busy busy!
Here are a selection of the ones we have been working on recently.
And the new one from Helen for September…
A sneaky peak at Julys mail art that I sent Helen a few days ago…
This month i’ve been inspired by, yep you guessed it, legs!
Owing to the British isles basking in lovely hot sun shine lately, you cant deny the increased number of legs on show around London town. So this months piece plays on that fact and incorporates 11 lovely legs, along with some bicycle wheels and a bit if felt tip action.
Here’s June’s mail art to have a gander at.
This month I have been inspired by seagulls after a recent long weekend down in Cornwall. Whilst working on the piece I was also listening to the new
Divine Comedy track “Island Life” from their new album “Bang goes the Knighthood“.
Helen’s piece to me reminds me of islands in the sea so adding seagulls seemed quite fitting.
Below is Helen’s piece to me before I worked on it.
As I said in my previous post “keep a look out” for our next collaborative piece featuring moi (Tina Webster) and the loverly Helen Shaddock.
Well here it is! The above shows a montage of how the art work came to me a few weeks ago and how I went about adding some rather wacky colours and some linear action to the piece.
I will be posting this and my new piece to Helen this week. I hope she likes it!
I mentioned in my post about The Drawing factory that me and a friend were hoping to do a similar activity where we each produced a piece of half finished art work and then post it the 403 miles from Glasgow to London so that the other person can finish it off.
Well, we are a couple of months in to our exercise and I wanted to show you what myself and Helen Shaddock have been up to.
The 2 images above are the first compete pieces we produced collaboratively. I received the 1st piece from Helen in March this year. It came to me as a lovely Indian ink drawing which also included collage. I then added the crazy cuts outs and the pencil/pen marks to create texture.
The second image is the one that I worked on initially. I used collage taken from magazines to create the repeated triangle shapes found in the work. Helen then painted the background a mid tone grey and added white lines.
Keep a look out over the coming months to see what else we come up with. The image below is my next piece from Helen that I will be working on. It’s exciting times!