Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Me Saying Hi!

I have a thing for postcards. My grandfather gave me a book of dog postcards when I was six, and I've been hooked ever since.

I like to collect them, send them, receive them, make them. I especially love black & white, and sepia vintage picture postcards, but really, I love them all! I think what I'm actually hooked on are the images. I could look at pictures all day long. They transport me out of my ordinary existence, and often inspire me.

As I've mentioned before, writing is not my favorite thing to do. Postcards are perfect for letting people know you're thinking of them without having to write very much. I mean, my life isn't all that interesting, so at least with a postcard there's something fun to look at, right?

David Shrigley is a British artist whose work is both profound and dementedly funny. I adore his art! I was inspired by Shrigley to create this set of six works as postcards to send to friends in England and Scotland.

The International Self-Portrait Series:

#1 Me Saying Hi!

#2 Bonjour!

#3 Brunhilde

#4 Shrine Miko

#5 Munro DNA

#6 (and last) Ciao!