I love sending postcards to people because it always surprises. Suddenly postcards flashed in my genius art brain and this post was born!
A couple of years ago I graduated from a visual arts program at Sheridan College in Ontario. After graduation I still had the art student fever and signed up for more classes at the Ottawa School for Art in Ontario. There were wonderful classes at both schools and I came out of it with a lot of art. What should I do with it all? Voilà the DIY postcard ideas!
I got my stainless steel ruler, cutting mat and cutting knife, and banged out postcards.
DIY postcard ideas are endless and of course they can go anywhere in the world. Send them to friends and family but why not sent them to co-workers? I lost my job along with every other Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack employee in Canada. They were happy to share a photo with me knowing I would be painting them.
There is no shortage of DIY postcard ideas on the internet – this ambitious artist came up with 100 postcard ideas!
What I really loved about this art project was the surprise aspect of it – my friends, family, and coworkers did not know when the postcard was coming. I sent 23 postcards, and it took a week to complete between adulting and sleep. Do not forget to add the postage. Here in Canada there is a difference between domestic, American, and international stamp prices.
This DIY postcard project was also a good way for me to purge the art that was ultimately destined for the recycle bin. If you are an artist, you know what I am talking about. You have looked at that piece over and over, flipped it to the blank side, and wondered, should I re-use the back? Then you flipped it back to the bad art, and thought “what can I do to make it better?” My advice: quietly toss it.
And I have never felt better because now my bad art is out of sight and out of mind. I can focus on the present and the future.