Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Postcard From Tulum

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week which is "Mail Art", one of my favorite subjects which began years ago with Nick Bantocks' work ( "Griffin and Sabine").

Well, having just returned from my first cruise to the Carribbean I wanted to share this photo I took while on a shore excursion to the Mayan ruins at Tulum just off the Island of Cozumel, Mexico. A fascinating tour and for me the highlight of the trip was to view these ancient structures up close and experience their scale and symbolism. This is one of the ancient temples which I incorporated with a background of decorative artist paper (Rusty Pickle), faux postage from (Provo Craft) and the little clay figure I made a while ago which is a Mayan bird holding the sun -made from Fimo clay, beads and a gold jewelry disc. Artistic filters added in Photoshop.
It's great to be back home, I missed my blog and am a bit out of sorts right now but hopefully I can catch up with all of the beautiful artworks I have missed and get ready for the Holidays!

36 comments:

  1. Welcome home, Lori! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time on the cruise. Love that you've incorporated your journey into this stunning piece. You may be a bit out of sorts, but your work is outstanding! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. I'm in awe of this masterpiece Lori! BRAVO and glad to have you back. - Kris

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  3. Oh, everyone, make sure to enlarge, lots to see. Gorgeous, Lori!

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  4. your piece is stunning! totally gorgeous!

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  5. I am so excited to see the first rush of entries and they are all superb.
    Lori, your take on the theme is amazing - so artistic, creative, rich in colour and textures and altogether the perfect piece. I was first introduced to Nick Bantock's mail art a couple of years ago and there is great inspiration to be had from his work.

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  6. marvellous colours..how wonderful to go on a cruise..glad you had a great time its always weird when you get back home getting back in the routine again and with the chaos of christmas coming up??

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  7. A close-up reveals wonderful texture on this piece. It IS reminiscent of Nick Bantok (I'm a fan too!), and you've added personal items in a most artistic way. This is exceptional, Lori....as is most of your work!

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  8. What a treasure to remind you of your cruise, Lori, I wondered where you were - lucky you!

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  9. Such a rich and textured card, lovely!!!

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  10. What a beautiful trip you have taken and the photo is awesome. Love how you have shared your postcard with us, Lori. Excellent! Hugs, Gayle.

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  11. amazing postcard..lovely stamp..fabulous mail art

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  12. OMG this is incredible.
    Amazing mail art Lori. Love them.

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  13. Wow Lori, this is gorgeous!!

    Mail art - hmmmm... maybe I need to get in on that challenge - we'll see if I have time.

    Fantastic collage as always.

    Cindy :)

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  14. this is verrrrry nick bantock!!! that was my first thought... i also adore this style - fantastic!!!

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  15. Welcome back Lori, you have been missed. This is absolutely fabulous and coincidentally I bought Nick Bantock's book yesterday.

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  16. Well now we know why you have been MIA. I'm so glad you can't see my green (of envy) face :D Welcome back! And your art is outstanding, as usual :)

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  17. This is so spectacular, Lori! Wow!!!!
    I´m glad to see your artwork today!!!

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  18. Lori, I was admiring the beauty of your sunny piece, thinking it was a part of a postcard you had received from someone. Then I read that it was actually a photo you had taken of Mayan ruins. How very special this is and so gorgeous. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your taking the time since I know how hard it is to get back into the swing of things after vacations.

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  19. Wonderful postcard, love the whole feeling.

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  20. Fantastic piece, Lori! Thank you for sharing your holiday experiences with us - they make seeing your work even more interesting! And your clay bird is really beautiful, too, and fits well in this collage.

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  21. Hi Lori! What a wonderful trip to take! And I love how you can share it in your artwork! Such a gorgeous piece!
    I have been awful about blog visiting but am determined to get around to everyone to at least drop off some Holiday cheer and wishes for a very blissful New Year with your family and friends!
    It's always a pleasure to visit and fill up with inspiration from your beautiful work!
    marsha

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  22. This is stunning Lori! What a wonderful vacation trip you had. Welcome back. I've missed your artwork while you were away.

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  23. Wonderful! I too love Griffin & Sabine and a few years ago my dog and I embarked (!) on an altered book art project--ok, she began and I finished! Sounds (and looks) like you had a wonderful trip!

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  24. I love your postcard from Tulum!!! It's a place I've always dreamed of going & your piece has a magical feeling to it...I can almost smell the ruins. Thanks for the mental vacation!!! :)

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  25. A masterpiece! This is so beautiful made!!

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  26. This is stunning! I am a big fan of the Griffin and Sabine series and this does capture that look. Excellent!!

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  27. stunning art love the background and the texture and that beautiful , gripping photo.
    Glad to hear you had a great holiday trip and I just know how difficult it is to catch up with crafting again after a while but you're doing very well judging by this wonderful piece..

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  28. I just love your strong style! I can't even describe it, it's so unique, it's so you, Lori.

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  29. Beautiful! I love NIck's book and he is such a nice person.Have a wonderful Holiday

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