Monday, February 05, 2007

Black & White Postcards

I joined an online group in which I'm doing a monthly postcard exchange with eight other women. Each month has a color theme, and other than that we're free to create whatever moves us at the moment. The first month's colors were black and white, which I found much more challenging than I'd anticipated.

Black made me think of crows and ravens, which are a current fascination for me, so I started with an inket transfer of a raven and a really cool doorknob, plus a quote from an article about ravens and their mythical significance, and came up with these cards:



I just wasn't sure about this one, as I'd never seen any of the artwork from the other women in the group, so I set it aside and created something a little more "mainstream." I started with a vintage black and white postcard of a gargoyle, and some black and white scrapbook papers, and came up with this card:



I went ahead and sent this one, then had second thoughts and sent the first one too! So, the first impression the others have of me is a schizoid, insecure artist. That's okay, though, wait until they see what I'm working on for February, in reds!

2 comments:

Shari Beaubien said...

These cards are wonderful, Lori, and how lucky the receipient will be to get both! I knew this swap would be right up your alley! Hugs, Shari

Nona said...

Ha ha ha! :D Lori, this is such a wonderful story! Actually, MY first impression is of an artist simply overflowing with great visual ideas! Can't wait for February's reds. Cheers, Nona