As mentioned in an earlier post, I joined Shannon's International Postcard Swap. Unfortunately, I've been delayed in sharing my winnings from this swap until now.
Ten cards that looked exactly like these:
So, here, in no particular order, are the cards I received from Shannon's international contributors. Some of the cards didn't have much in the way of identification, and I never did receive responses from two of the artists.
I know nothing about the creator of this card, except for her email address. She has not responded to my inquiries.
Jennifer Downing Tan has plans for a website, but as yet, she simply sends her lovely offerings out to the world to speak for themselves!
Sylvie Bellet created this innovative piece. I love it.
Tejae Floyde is versed in many media, and imbues all her work with beautiful colors.
Margriet van Tol signed this bright and smile-evoking card, yet I could not find her through an internet search or through inquiries to two different emails.
Debs Pouliot has contributed to Jenny Doh's Crescendoh site, and created one of the most whimsical and colorful cards I've ever received. I love all the textures and detailing, here.
Shiree Johnston evoked a vintage and exotic feel, as she brought the international spirit into her offering from New Zealand.
Cindy Trobaugh's card suffered a bit of mangling in the post, but do you not love the simplicity of a bold silhouette over one of my favorite graphics--the map? This guy's prepared.
Donna Schmidt's card combines my favorite shape, the circle, and my current favorite color, green (just in time for St. Patrick's Day, doncha know).
Anne Mieke's card just cheered me up. You can see the layers of paint, stamping, the collaged letters and inked edges that combined to make this cheery greeting.
I'm glad to finally be able to share these cards with you. They are welcome additions to my growing collection of cards from around the world!
I'm now on the verge of sending out cards I've made for Hanna Andersson's DIY Postcard Swap. I find postcards a really good size for swapping. They are manageable for finishing within a reasonable time frame, yet roomy enough to really get involved and spread your creative wings. Plus, they can easily be made into small journals or put into standard 4x6 frames for display, if desired.
If you happen to enjoy trading your work with other artists, what is your favorite size or medium?