Friday, 27 August 2010

Birmingham Zine Festival 

Here is the designs for my entries to the Birmingham zine festival, i decided to work with my wrong had illustrations, i did a few designs before hand and then picked my favourites for the postcards, what do you think. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .?

Monday, 16 August 2010

I spent my last change on a strip of photos !

I was Stumbling the other day on stumbledupon, i try not to do it that often as it is so addictive, i don't normally post much that i find but this i just have to.

It is a website with an application to take traditional (well as much as they can be done digitally) photo booth photos, that makes the sounds and the flash and well i thought it was just wonderful had so much fun for all of half an hour until i realised that i was by myself and that it would be much more fun with others to do.

I sent it to my younger sisters to play with and take photos together, think they found it funny, it was good for them as all three of them are on summer holidays so time spent doing that was time not nagging my mum ;-)

so if you have a spear five minuets and you want to do something a bit fun cheek it out!

Birmingham Zine Festival

Not long ago i found this mail art exhibition that asks for people from all over to take part and create a postcard to display at the exhibition which is part of a festival "The Birmingham Zine Festival".
I should have posted this sooner but have not had much time to blog. . . .  but that will change!!

"The Birmingham Zine Festival will feature a wide range of self-published books, comics and magazines. We'll also be showcasing a selection of artwork from artists connected to the alternative press. If you’d like any additional information about our events, get in contact!"

You are invited to take part in our exhibition of postcards, where each postcard will be a unique work of art. At the end of the exhibition, all of the postcards will be randomly ‘swapped’ and you’ll receive someone else’s original artwork in the mail – yours to keep!
To take part in the exhibition, send us a message with your name and address. When you receive your postcard, just follow these simple instructions:
  • Create your own unique artwork on the blank side of the postcard. There’s no theme so feel free to submit whatever you like.
  • Write a message on the reverse, leaving the address space blank (we’ll fill that in later!)
  • Mail the postcard back to us in the envelope provided, along with your name, address and website details.
That’s it – we’ll do the rest! All of the postcards will be exhibited at The Framers Gallery in Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Zine Festival.

So today i am taking some time to come up with some ideas i want to send on my postcard for the exhibition so stay tuned for the finished piece which will need to be done soon to send off in time :-)