I made six postcards tonight in under half an hour, and they cost not a cent. Here's how: Cut postcard-size-ish rectangles out of an empty cereal box, and cut out bigger-than-postcard-size images from an old magazine. Glue stick the images to the printed side of the cardboard pieces, then trim the edges to make it look neat. Write on the cardboard-colored side. Easy, free (as long as you have use of a $1 glue stick), convincingly postcard-like. I happened to be mailing these cards to the president, just to let him know a few things that have been on my mind. I recommend this particular exercise for kids (and adults) who are having a hard time with the current political climate. Though the chance of anyone even close to the president reading my cards is pretty much zero, it was still cathartic to write out my thoughts. Here are three of the cards I made. Two of the photos are by Gregory Crewdson, a photographer I admire. The third artist is Unknown (I forgot to record the name, sadly).
So that's what I did on my snow day yesterday. xo!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.