Monday, February 11, 2008
Alley Art Business Cards - A Meditation
One day last week I spent about an hour working on my business cards, what I like to think of as little collaged bits of art. I tried calling my good friend, Vicki, because I thought I could insert my hands free earphone and chat while I glued. Unable to reach Vicki, I set about gluing in silence. I thought how this was a perfect project for watching a movie or listening to music, but somehow, I was not moved into any action other than selecting from my supply of vintage and foreign poastage stamps and gluing them to the barren little business cards. The repetitive motion became rather meditative: choose, glue, press, choose, glue, press, my pile of completed cards growing with each motion. I got through my printed stack, a wide swath of stamped cards spread out to dry. Today I added swipes of paint, many colors, primary and bright, then a final touch of metallic, Golden's Iridescent Copper (Fine). Viola! A little teeny masterpiece, a completed piece of art. Would you like to receive one of my little bits of art? If so, send me a comment and I'll get in touch with you for your mailing address.