Thursday, 3 December 2015

Song Lyrics - Mail Art and Postcard Swap

The latest We {heart} Mail Art swap was 
'Song Lyrics' 
(thank you for the idea, Jewels!).

I thought about it for a long while,
and made several false starts before settling on
'Dancing Queen' by Abba.
I LOVE Abba
(their Greatest Hits album was the first LP I
ever bought, and it was played until it wore out!).
Postcard for Jewels
I used images of dancing girls,
taken from a book about National dances
- I liked that they had tambourines
(feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah!).
I moved their arms and legs about a bit...
Postcard for Lenna
For the Mail Art I used a picture of Abba
and cut out their clothing (so to speak),
allowing the background to become their clothes
(the blurring is where I've removed the address).



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Lenna chose a beautiful song by 
Norah Jones, 'Toes'.


She photographed a sweet sea bird,
dipping it's toes in the water...


and then a photograph of her own toes dipped
in the water (love her funky painted toenails!).


The envelope has a wonderful texture, 
and she shares how she achieved this, as well as
how she approached this swap, on her blog.


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Jewels chose 'Rockaria' by her favourite band 
Electric Light Orchestra -
what a Rock Chick you are, Jewels!


And look at this Rock Chick -  
she is be-glittered and ready to rock and roll!


I LOVED the image Jewels used for her Opera gal,
that's one supercool outfit 
(now we know where Madonna got her idea from!).
Jewels explains all on her blog.


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Another fun swap with my WHMA friends :)

The next one is 
'Use a Substrate You Haven't Used Before....'

XXX

4 comments:

Virginia said...

I love to see these swaps Jo - simply beautiful! I'm loving the non existent/existent Abba clothing too!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Wonderful Post, thanks so much JO!

Jewels said...

It was a fab exchange - loved it all

Missy K said...

Great swaps Jo....

Ha ha I had wondered why the postcard was blurred in that actual place... sigh of relief ;)

My 'first' (cassette tape!) was Eagles 'Hotel California' ... I still love Abba too... and I think of Grant every time I hear the Carpenters on Smooth :) Does he still like them ?.... I like them more now than I did then!

Karen x