Postcards That Include a Lot of Leftovers

These mail art postcards were made back in March of 2016. My goodness, that seems like such a long time ago.

I used scraps of all kinds of things to make these. I see I have included painted book pages, cuttings from magazines, paint cards, and of course, lots of paint.

10 thoughts on “Postcards That Include a Lot of Leftovers

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, I thought so too when I looked over the images to put in a post. Sometimes I go through my box full of these things and arrange them in little narratives (usually when I’m putting new ones in the box) and it is really absorbing – strangely so – to shuffle them and see what they make you think of .

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I have always been fascinated by combining pictures, either magazine or ones I took myself, into some new kind of world, this kind of collage seems like magic to me in how all of a sudden you really feel you have a little view into somewhere else, that might be real. Or maybe not, but intriguing enough to make your imagination go further. I also sometimes use this collage technique to translate into painting ideas, somehow frees up my mind to see things a different way.

  3. Elusive Trope

    for one, i love the shades of blue between the three…gives them a sense of place seemingly…the staircase itself, the way it is placed within the composition is awesome.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Yes, I think the blue makes you think of water and sky. Gives a sense of space. And whenever I see stairs I cut them out because I know I’ll use them. I love the sense of travel they add.

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