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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New year, new project and I need your help with it's name

Hello there, long time no post, right? Well, let me make things right.

I have a new Project in mind!!!!

It has everything to do with promotional printed materials. Stuff that you can find just about everywhere. In stores, restaurants, pubs, bars, shopping malls, waiting rooms, our mail boxes - the real ones that is,... the list goes on I'm sure. All sorts of cards, leaflets, tiny cards, thin catalogs, maps... things that were printed out to tell us about events, services, projects or just for purely promotional reasons. Well, these things can be used for something else too! They can be re-purposed as collage elements in our sketchbooks or art projects. And here's what I'm aiming at - art projects. Even more in particular - art postcards.

look at all the papers we found!


How about we start making postcards when we get together with our friends? When we are out in that coffee shop and want to have a bit of creative fun.Or when we are alone, sitting in the waiting room waiting to be called in. Wouldn't it be much better to create a card while waiting instead of being immersed in that tiny display on our smart phone? And wait, there's another great thing we can do with the cards. We can send them to one of our friends across the globe or... gasp... swap it with another art card that has been made in the same way. Can you sense where I'm going? :)

totally immersed in creating
Me and my friend Lidija had a test drive of this idea yesterday. And my oh my was it fun. Not a laughing kind of fun but a "deep connection with creating forces" kind of fun. And we got all the paper we needed right there! Perfection. Really. All we needed was some pens and a glue stick but we have these with us all the time anyway ;) At least lots of pens.

Lidija's finished card

my finished card
I hope I have inspired you to give this a go and to join me in creating and sending more art into the world. I'll be having another test drive with another friend at a very different location and I'll write about it soon.

And now for the part where I really need some help. I need a nice hash tag for this project so that we can use it across social media to connect. And to name the group I'm about to open on FB to welcome you in and host swaps. I need a nice name that will reflect what we are doing so please please, share your ideas no matter how weird you think they are. Thank you in advance. Let's do this!


edit on 16th of March, 2016

the cards are not all about the collage if you fear this is the case... they can be altered with drawing on them only, or cutting out of them ... it's all about your ideas and stuff you have at hands


13 comments:

  1. Dear Nini,
    I was so happy to be a part of this! It was such great fun and as an extra bonus I get to have a cool reminder of our wonderful creative afternoon together :)

    Loads of love,
    L.

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  2. Lidija, it was great as it always is with you! Looking forward to our next hang out ;)

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  3. eco cards, eco card creations, global eco cards (GECs: these are my personal favourite)
    warm hug from south of France and thank you for this fabulous ecological creative idea!

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  4. Mmmm
    I searched Instagram for the following hashtags which I think are catchy. Some of them already exist. They are:
    - postcardart
    - postcardproject
    - artpostcard

    These ones don't exist yet:
    - theartpostcard
    - ourpostcardart
    - postcardartproject
    - projectpostcardart
    - artedpostcard

    Lol, hope that helps. It is a stunning idea you have :)

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    1. PS: great idea :) I've already emailed this post to two local friends xox

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  6. Nini, I l-o-v-e this idea! So gonna be a part of
    this! I checked this hashtags and don't found them on Insta: #procollagecard #collageprocard, I like the first though 😉

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  7. @cococita: hello there my dear! how good to have you here ♥ I am s glad you like the idea and I know you'll be participating in your part of the world. Also thank you very much for the suggestions! I like the eco part, much shorter than recycled and does the job well :)

    @Breathe and Believe: thank you so much for all the ideas! everything helps and I hope to see your cards one day too, no matter the name we give them ;)

    @Sandra Lock: thank you for enlightening me about the name of such art endeavors! ;) I had no idea, I thought it was a collage :D hehe... well, I think we are certainly getting somewhere with the name! also thank you so much for sharing! ♥

    @Konsanze: thank you so much dear friend! I can't wait to see what you make ♥ also, thank you for the suggestions.

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  8. what an interesting idea, and your and your friend's card is so amazing <3 <3 <3
    looking forward for more! <3

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  9. Love this idea Nini!! Looking forward to being part of all the fun. ����

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  10. Thank you Pratiksha, I'd love it if you'd join in the fun as well :)

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  11. Yay Fern, thank you and I'm looking forward to your cards!

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