17 March 2008

Postcards

I have a friend who is a really great photographer, and many of her photos are undisputed works of art, in my opinion at least!

But (like all us artists) every photo she takes is not a success. A few nights ago we took some of her less-than-successful experiments and cut them up, and then glued them to pieces of card-stock paper to make our own postcards.

Her idea is to use a computer program to digitally "cut and paste" some photos into collages for postcards.... my idea is the hands-on approach with a ruler & carpet knife, glue stick & heavy paper!
She has a lovely open mind and so agreed to try the "hands-on" method with me. (not so sure I would be interested in trying the "mousing" method - oh, my dismally closed mind!)

These are a couple that I came up with:




Next I would like to take them to a print shop and get copies made on card stock paper, have them cut - et voilâ: handmade, original postcards!

2 comments:

bowreality said...

"I have a friend who is a really great photographer..." uhhhh, thanks! :-)

"Her idea is to use a computer program to digitally "cut and paste"..." well, I am a geek after all!!

"not so sure I would be interested in trying the "mousing" method..." we will see ;-) No, really I think you were right. It was fun to do it with a knife and scissors!

vogel said...

hahaha
thanks, Simone - & you are not a geek to me, I am actually very impressed with your skills.

glad you enjoyed the old-fashioned method...!

:)