"Hey, I LiKe your stuff! May I have some? I will send you something in exchange."
Then I hold my breath, because maybe they are a big time artist who can't be bothered with swapping or maybe they don't want my junk.
said, "yes", she would love to swap with me.
I was giddy.
So she made me this wonderful tin and bottle cap assemblage
incorporating a bird bottle cap I sent her (generously sent to me by Carole)
and I made her a junk journal from a beer box she sent me.
You can now find Kimmie's metal assemblages in her etsy shop.
Gorgeous art on a throw away item.
I'm glad Kimmie shared it!
This is the sister journal I made for myself (the box had two good sides).
Kimmie's was more awesome but I lost the photos I took of it.
They disappeared between the camera and my computer.
So you will have to settle for pictures of mine.
I used similiar materials in hers--an old postcard, BINGO card and a vintage time card punctuated pages of ledger paper, maps, yellowed school hand outs (assignment sheets), vintage wallpaper and lots of pages from my mother's postage stamp album.
Some pages still have stamps attached. Kimmie's had more envelopes in hers and I have yet to add some in mine.
You know, for stashing items you don't know where to glue down yet?
Thank you Kimmie for indulging me.
I am so blessed to have some of your amazing metal work!
Art glutton that I am, I have already set up swaps with other girls, so I need to seriously start creating my end of the bargain.
And if anyone ever offers to send you art, if you agree to send art to 5 other people,
take their offer!
I got this stunning display of altered Scrabble tiles from Jo
(not unlike the beautiful inchies she is so good at)
and I am in awe of having something so beautiful.
My life is full.
Now go swap something.