Postcards with Jane

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Creative Exercises | 1 comment


Jane Davies is a popular teacher and I can see why.

I finally met her last week, at Art & Soul in Kansas City, where I taught and she did too. She offered a free postcard class one evening, and I went.

She told us to make four very distinct designs on one piece of paper. All I had to work with was some pens and a bit of paint, not the roller carts of paper and collage materials most of the others had, so I set about drawing.


The first section

The first quadrant I did was the marker faces, which I scribbled with a Pitt Big Brush Pen and filled in with neon green Molotow Marker. 



The second section





The second one I painted with Faber Castell gelatos, then wrote on it with white Sharpie paint marker and Faber Castell Aquarelle Pencils.


The third section





The third one turned into a map. Somehow that seems to happen. I am always trying to find myself on a map. This one is painted with acrylic, then scraped with a credit card. The pens I used on the other sections where the same ones I used here.

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The fourth section

The fourth section needed to be simple, to contrast with its busy neighbors. I love how the little sliver of map shows up.

So I am making postcards, lots of them, to send out as thank yous. Ahh, mail art.

You can send one to Jane if you like, to help save her post office. Check that out.





One Comment

  1. Great postcard, Jill. I have taken many Jane classes. Finally I will get to meet her in July when she teaches at the Pacific NW Art School. I hope your book is coming along. I wonder what he equivalent of Break a Leg is in book authoring?

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