Sunday, February 7, 2010

Imbolc Card Exchange

So I mentioned last month that I was signing on for the Imbolc Art Card Exchange over at Chasing Domestic Bliss. Well, my card came and I was so pleased with it (well pleased doesn't really cover it). It's so beautiful.

My card was sent to me from Ink'd Indigo and based on her post about making the card, she put a lot of thought and energy into her creation, I even loved the embellishments on the outside of the envelope.

Everything about the card spoke to fire and the strengthening of the sun, from the red and yellow insert inside;

to the collage that really really really makes me think of sitting around a campfire under the stars or dancing around a ritual bonfire to welcome back the sun.

The card is now sitting in a place of honour where I can look up at it any time I want and I have plans to frame it too.

The card I sent out was received too and I'm so happy that my recipient; Lyneya from Doing Something About It likes it. I ended up scanning one of the paintings I did for the Peanut's Bedroom and using a sun stamp I had carved to embellish the inside. I had made a collage lamb, but I pushed it too far and it's now sitting on my workbench waiting to be turned into something new.

This was my first time participating in an exchange, I've always wanted to; mostly because I love the idea of giving something to someone and finding out what they think of what I've made; but also because I love the idea of sharing creative ideas and energies. One of the downsides of leaving art school is that all of a sudden there isn't that communal creative energy to draw upon.

In my last year of art school I made an effort to create a group of people that could continue that energy but it kind of fell apart half way through the year and now I don't really keep in touch with many of the people who were in that group. Those that I do talk to are now only acquaintances, people I only talk to once or twice a year.

Thankfully I've been able to find like minded people through blogging and on Etsy. This exchange was so much fun and if Jen doesn't hold another I may just step in and hold the next one.


Rue said...

Great card! Love the sentiment on the inside. I always love receiving snail-mail (that isn't a bill!)

Lyneya said...

If you host it, I'll join it :)

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Uber sweet! Adore the card, it's just so creative and unique.


Jen said...

I love the three dimensional quality! Good work Jazmine.

Bridgett said...

Wow! Gorgeous.

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