Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Some mail-art I sent out to IUOMA members during the month of October. I had a lot of fun making these!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

October Mail-Art!

OMG! I'm soooo excited!! Remember that mail-art I sent Ruud Janssen (the 'father' of mail-art) to commemorate IUOMA's 25th Birthday in August?? W-E-L-L, I got a reply!! How awesome is that?!

The envelope design is by Litsa Spathi

I was amazed by the postage stamp - It's a commemorative stamp to celebrate IUOMA's 25th birthday - how amazing is that??

And a personal touch from Ruud Janssen...

I'm in mail-art heaven!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Mail-Art!

I recently created some more mail-art.



I also created some mail-art to send to Ruud Janssen (the 'father' of mail-art) to commemorate IUOMA's 25th birthday in August this year!

Saturday, August 10, 2013


I was challenged to do some Origami by a friend, so I tried my hand at folding 2 boxes. I started off with a pleated box, which turned out looking quite fancy.

Feeling quite happy with my pleated box, I decided to try my hand at a box-in-a-box...


I really enjoyed the challenge, and I was quite fascinated how a sheet of paper could turn into something, purely by folding it. I'll definitely be trying out some more Origami, using prettier paper next time! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I recently learnt about Mail-Art in a 'MOOC Introduction to Art Course' that I enrolled for on www.coursera.org. If you're interested in finding out more about the history of mail-art you might want to google: 'Ray Johnson'; 'Ruud Janssen'; Project Braincell'; or head over to the International Union of Mail-Artists website.

I found the mail-art movement to be extremely interesting and have decided to join in the fun!

Here are my first 2 pieces of mail-art that'll be making its way into the postbox tomorrow.

First Envelope
Front View:

Back view:

Second Envelope
Front View:

Back View:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


So, what exactly is an inchie? 

An inchie is literally a one-inch square piece of art. As long as it’s an inch squared, you can use any media you like to make it - think paper, fabric, wood, metal… The most popular seems to be a collaged inchie, which consists of a combination of words and images that make up the artwork.

Heavy watercolour paper works perfectly for making inchies, but if you like to recycle you could use a cereal packet or other similar packaging, or even a postcard.

You can swap them or collect them.  You can use them on your cards, ATCs, scrapbook pages, and altered art.  They are also a great way to use up your scraps! 

I spent the day making some sets of inchies. I took some lightweight white cardboard and glued it to card from a cereal box - just to give it some sturdiness. (You could also directly paint onto the back of the cereal box if you wanted to). I then marked out one inch squares with a pencil and ruler. I got out some watercolour paints and had fun decorating the card.

Once the card was dry I cut the board into inchies and ended up with some pretty colourful backgrounds.

I decided to make some 'themed' inchie sets - The theme I chose was "HEARTS". I decorated the inchies using stickers, a black fine liner, and some koki's.

This is what the set looks like...

Here's another set I made. The theme was "BLUE".

You can date the inchies, and sign them at the back if you want. The sky is the limit! They really are lots and lots of FUN to make! 

Anybody want to swap??

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Barefoot Sandals

I'm going on vacation next week, so my friend, Nasreen, suggested that I make some barefoot sandals. I used this awesome free pattern Hearts Barefoot Sandals

I loved this pattern so much that I made myself 3 pairs!

Now I have some nice Barefoot Sandals to wear on the beach!