Thursday, April 1, 2010

Swallenges


LaWendula at Woven Letters continues to host a series of creative and exciting swaps and challenges (swallenges).

I participated in her Letters and Numbers swap recently and was partnered with Lay Hoon from mescrap studio in Malaysia. Here are some of the items I sent to Lay Hoon:


And I was lucky enough to receive the following treasures from Lay Hoon:


I was also part of LaWendula's Collage Box project. She filled a box with bits and pieces of paper and other art material. One by one the box was sent out to a group of people all over the world. Each person was to take 12 pieces from the box and use these to create a collage. They were then suppose to add 12 new pieces and send the box on. Clever, right? Here are the pieces that I chose from the box:


And here is the collage I made from these items:


I used only parts of the 12 pieces I chose, including a playing card which became the substrate for the collage. The only other ingredients were dye inks.

22 comments:

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Seth,

Your ephemera is a visual delight. I almost took part in this exchange as I am into typography and numbers. Your partner shared some wonderful treasures and I look forward to seeing what you are able to produce with them.

LaWendula has produced some interesting themes for the swaps ever since she had started several months.

Warmest regards,
Egmont

Lynn said...

What a cool idea. Great swap. Fun pieces. Interesting outcome!

Jacky said...

Fantastic collage made from your 12 items from Lawendula's swap....Great idea.
I am patiently waiting for the box to make it to Australia.
Wonderful goodies to and from Lay Hoon.

Jacky xox

Lawendula said...

Oh, I must write to Laura or Tammy to put an A on the tag, seems there is one missing ;)

Great collage, very intriguing. Seems it all was one flow, I like that.

Marie-Aimée said...

great swap !!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Lucky you and lucky lay hoon. It's interesting to see your collage box collage and what you put in. I'm last on the list so yet to have my turn!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

opps, I meant took out not put in!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great collaboration. Gotta love that collage, too. This is really an interesting concept. I think it would be a fun challenge. You seem to have handled it quite well.

Lisa said...

I thought this was a stellar idea when i first saw LaWendula post about it. Love what you've done with the bits of brights..great idea to use the playing card as the base!

Jill Zaheer said...

You and Lay Hoon each received wonderful treasure troves from your numbers and letters paper swap. Love the collage card with all of the brilliant colors and interesting designs you've created from the collage box. LaWendula has the cleverest of exchanges!

Coffee Messiah said...

Only knowing about mail art and add on projects, this one is a definite fascination.

Nicely done, BTW!

Cheers!

Poetic Artist said...

Sounds fun and I like the collage you created.
I really do not know how you do all the things you are involved with and create..Amazing...
Katelen

deb said...

That is an interesting image from the box, I wish I could see it in person, collage is hard to read as a photo. Looks like you are having just as much fun as me!!

Chris said...

Isn't that collage box project fun?! What a great idea. I like your card. It looks BIG!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Beautiful collage !!

I receive the most wonderful ephemera from you. Glad that you like mine too.

Kim Mailhot said...

These are some fun collaborations and sharing ! Love that the project included a piece of your art and some fun swapping too.
Looks like you will have some juicy bits to add to some upcoming collages.
Happy Spring, Seth !

Lisa H said...

Good Lord, are you collecting "Lisa's"??!!!!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Seth,
Great ideas and funky collage you created!

Amelia said...

really lovely, inspirational ideas and work! I have just joined the april mini book swap - can't wait!

Amelia.x

Margaret said...

Super cool idea Seth, I love what you did with your choice. There's something rather appealing about being limited to other artists ephemera, fab! Margaret

Michelle said...

How very cool! Very inspiring!

angeline said...

Hi Seth, this collage is so different from your other work, but also very nice (or is that because you choose two pieces I put in? ;-)).