Friday, December 5, 2008

Art pen pals--the artwork!

Some time ago I organized an Art Pen Pal project. (Thanks to Michelle Brunner for the great idea!) Participants were randomly assigned a fellow artist to send a handmade project to. It was fun, with all participants following through, making and sending artwork using materials as varied as Popsicle sticks and Photoshop. Ready for pictures?

1. Made by Angie, sent to IsDihara:
An adorable family portrait using pen, Popsicle sticks, pom pom balls (or whatever they're called!), construction paper, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes, all on white paper.

2. Made by IsDihara, sent to Anna:
A beautiful card using various papers and rubber stamps.

3. Anna to C. Beth:
A fun Photoshopped picture (with Anna's adorable son as the model.)

4. C. Beth to Momza:
A construction paper collage. (Momza is a doula--she provides labor and childbirth support to mamas.)

5. Momza to Bri:

A beautiful holiday drawing with lovely calligraphy.

6. Bri to Tia:

An artistic, creative Photoshop project.

7. Tia to Isabella:
An adorable fall-themed marker picture made with the help of Tia's daughter Ellie's hands.

8. Isabella to Angie:
A soft fabric bird--and a cute card that I've heard came with a little story? Perhaps Angie or Isabella would like to share!

Thank you to everyone who participated! Hopefully we'll do this again soon. Keep your eyes open!


Isabella said...

I didn't take a photo of the inside of the card (stupid me!), but I believe it was a story about the bird flying south for the winter. And I drew a horrible version of the US to illustrate my point. Maybe Angie has a picture of it?


Momza said...

As Brianna can attest, it took me awhile to decide what to send, and in the end I just sent all of my silly doodles...but I tell ya what!- my creative juices are flowing and I am READY for the next assigment!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my doula poster!
Thanks so much Beth for organizing this very fun adventure!

C. Beth said...

Isabella--I bet it was so cute! Hopefully Angie can share more.

Momza--Yay, I was so thrilled with how much you liked it! :-D And all your projects were so cute!

I think I'll organize another one very soon!

EliandMe said...

That looks like so much fun! Great work all round.

Angie said...

I'll take a picture when I get home. It was a cute little story about how the bird was flying south for the winter. Then it went on to say how she made up the story to get a chance to use the cool fabric she found. And yep, there was a map in there as well. It's sitting on my desk waiting for me to take a pic of it. Right by my laptop so I'll remember. I'll email myself a reminder!

Michelle Brunner said...

I love it! I am so glad you organized this! I would love to be included next time! It is always so much fun to get something handmade:)

Sandra said...

What a great idea and how wonderful that everyone followed through. So fun to see everyones' talented creations.

Bri said...

I too am so ready for the next project... I loved how diverse everyone's projects were.

Lyndsay said...

What a FUN project and the doula one ... what a wonderful gift!

C. Beth said...

EliandMe--I think we all really did have fun with it!

Angie--Thanks--looking forward to seeing it! Sounds adorable!

Michelle--I hope you are involved on the next round--whoever gets your artwork will be very lucky!

Sandra--Yes, I was so thrilled that everyone followed through. That's pretty great!

Bri--Yay, I'm so glad you'll be involved again!

Lyndsay--It really was fun. And thanks for the nice words on my project!