Friday, March 9, 2012

You’ve Got Mail!

“Mail” Challenge
Paint Party Friday
“Par Avion”

It's hard to believe Kristin's and Eva's 
Paint Party Friday is 1 year old already!
Congratulations to you both for hosting this awesome
weekly event where artists can display and chat
about their newest artwork via blogging. Thank you!
I wish I could say I have participated each week, but
I guess I'm not fast enough or prolific enough to have something
ready each Friday. It's been fun anyway!
Even today, I am posting very late but still wanted to participate...

However, late for PPF is still early for Inspiration Avenue! lol.
Early for me at least, 
who is usually typing my post on Sunday morning.

The IA challenge this week is brought to us by Jenn,
one of our newest Inspiration Avenue members.
Jenn is wonderfully talented, upbeat, innovative,
and a great addition to the team!
I love this theme...thanks for a fabulous topic, Jenn!

I wanted to convey the happy feeling you get when
the mail holds something special amidst
the bills, ads, flyers, magazines and other, well...junk.

I started with pieces from mail, stamps, postmarks,
decorative papers...
I photographed the background before adding the 
little girl and winged letter. Thought I might
use it in a digital piece someday.
No ideas yet, but you never know...

Please visit both 
for much art and inspiration!
You'll be glad you did :)

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. OMgosh this is fabulous! I totally LOVE it! thanks too for showing the stages of your creation.
    - ps I also agree that Jenn is an amazing addition to our team!

  2. Oh ~ what a delightful, colorful and textured creation ~ love it~! ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

  3. OMG, Maggie, I absolutely love this piece! The color is right up my alley, I love pink and it does make it happy and fun. I just want to try and read all those pieces of mail glued onto the collage! So well done, girl. Love it!
    Jenn (thanks for submitting and being early!)

  4. Fabulous!!! I love the color and the post marks/stamps!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. this is a great submission and it does look exactly like you wanted it to... it is so bright and happy... very sweet and the background is special!!!

  6. Vibrant and lovely color palette, well done!

  7. Love that luminous, sweet pink! Wonderfully pretty piece!<3

  8. This is beautifully done and it makes me think of how I'm going to feel each month when our round robin starts in April- can't wait! "Friend mail" is the best mail of all!

  9. It's very smart to have photographed the background first - one day it'll be the perfect background for a project. This is a romantic, sweet piece and perfect interpretation of the mail theme - great job!

  10. Perfect creation for the IA theme - really lovely painting! Great how you used so many bits of mail you've received over the years.

  11. All those old postage stamps caught my eye before I saw anything else. Talk about fixated! Such lovely colors and images.

    It was smart to get a good image of the background before you added more. You never know when it will be the PERFECT addition to an art project.

  12. Such a sweet look on that girl's face! It made me happy to look at it!

  13. Wonderful!
    You really capture that elated feeling one has when something special arrives in the mail.
    Love that winged letter!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  14. I love your creation. It's so relevant to the theme and I love the little girl's painting.

  15. Aren't letters and envelopes romantic? A very, very lovely art piece.
    P.s. following you here and on Etsy.
    Annabelle ; )

  16. always a good idea to take photos along the way, in my humble opinion...she is just darling! happy PPF!

  17. The background could work alone as an abstract I think, with all that gorgeous texture! But I do adore your painting over it - your little girl is so sweet and pretty, and the colors you've used are a delight - so rosy and feminine x

  18. Precious entry. You are so good at these sweet little pieces. L.O.V.E.

  19. This is such a great way to use received envies and stamps! I really love how this turned out!

  20. I love that you used actual mail to create your mail art! The envelope with wings is so fun :)

    (It is also a great idea to scan the background for use in future projects... Good thinking!)


  21. This is great. You really did capture that excited feeling when you get a piece of mail that's from a friend.

  22. aww look at her. Wonderful creativity. It turned out adorable. Blessings, Janet PPF


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