Postmark’d Art, the on-line community of artists creating and trading fabric postcards through the mail, has a new face! The new site, which now includes a blog, went public Sunday, October 16th. Karen Musgrave of Illinois and Lynn Chinnis of Virginia, both charter members, are working with me to fine tune the information and ease of navigation on the site. I’ve moderated this group since its inception in July 2004 (when we became a group and first appeared in cyberspace) and I can tell you that the group is as lively and fun as when we first formed. As fiber artists who are sharing our art and skills with each other, we continue to learn and grow. And we’re all very jazzed about the potential for sharing this infectious form of art making with everyone who clicks on by.
Part of the appeal of making fabric postcards is the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and/or materials in a small format, and to know that these “experiments” will go to an appreciative audience. A second plus is seeing the techniques and materials used on the postcards we receive. Many of our members have graciously shared their techniques and those articles can be found on the FEATURED TECHNIQUE page.
I signed up for a trade called “alphabet” this round: Six members, six letters (A-F), each person creates a postcard using their letter as inspiration. Place your cursor over each image to see the title and name of the artist:
Will the new face for Postmark’d Art launch a thousand ships? I don’t know. But I’m going to continue focusing on the #1 rule we’ve held dear from day one: Have FUN!