Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the benevolent postcard society

I am lucky and thrilled to have been squeezed into the 257 member Benevolent Postcard Society, a marvellous art project founded by Canadian illustrator Lori Langille, whose blog automatism, is a constant read of mine. The goal of The Society is "to bring a smile to its members through the random exchange of postcards from September 2009 to September 2010." Every month, each member mails off a handmade or store-bought postcard to another randomly selected member, with words and images of kindness and inspiration. Once the year is up, all the postcards will be collected and published as a book.

I chose to draw the above postcard for my person, whom I have never met or communicated with, which is quite a funny thing. I used Micron Pigma pens, gouache and Turkish tea on thick watercolour paper. I hope it is enjoyed. I can't wait to get mine in the mail— I haven't a clue who is sending it and where they are— pretty exciting!

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albina said...

I am sure it will be enjoyed very much, and treasured (until "collection day" at least!). Have a wonderful time with this great exchange :)

szaza said...

Thank you so much, albina! I'm really excited about this project.