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Saturday, June 09, 2007

It Is A Small World, After All...

No, I didn't spend the day at Disneyland :-) Although, that would have been cool!

The other day on Marita's Southern Valley blog she had been talking about fading borders in one post, and in another how blogs had given her the opportunity to make new friends worldwide.
I was reminded of a postcard I had made last year when my "art-sister" Linda and I did a summer postcard swap we called Archaeological Digs. Linda came up with this groovy idea that we had to 'dig' from our collected stashes of art materials to create postcards...no running out to buy new stuff. Since Linda and I are both ephemera freaks the challenge wasn't all that difficult...but it sure was FUN!

For one I created...
It Is A Small World After All
which certainly reflects the discussion on Marita's blog.

The postcard was made with a piece of cardstock that I stamped with a rubber stamp image of an old map...I found a textured wallpaper sample that I painted over to give it an old world look.

In my bits of pieces of ephemera I found an old world globe...using an X-acto knife I cut out some portions so the textured wallpaper behind it would be exposed.

Finding a small scrap of torn paper I 'aged' it using an ink pad and stamped EVIDENCE No. 55.

Then on regular notebook paper that I also 'aged' with the ink pad I stamped the words:
it is a small world after all

How many of my readers agree that blogging is bringing us all closer together and making our world 'smaller' ?


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15 Comments:

  • At 7:55 PM , Blogger Garden Painter Art said...

    Jolene:

    This is a wonderful piece!! And...yes, it is indeed a smaller world through blogging. You and I found each other and discovered that we have most likely crossed paths "in real life". Now that, my dear friend, is a small world!!

    Kim
    Garden Painter Art

     
  • At 8:18 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Thanks Kim, and I agree...is that COOL or what?!?

     
  • At 9:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's even cooler in person! Yes, I'm being a brat. LOL! I loved that postcard exchange we had. It's fun to get something other than bills or, as in my case, boring junk mail.
    Jolene and I also crossed paths in our real lives as we traveled a common street to visit our grandmothers. Yep, it's a small world all right.
    Linda

     
  • At 9:43 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    With all the paths I've crossed with people you would think I got around a lot :) But 'tis true, Linda and I HAD to have crossed path's at some point...and I think the 'connection' we have proves it!

     
  • At 12:50 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    beautiful collage jolene and it represents 'the small world' theme at its best. imagine, just a few weeks ago i didn't know about blog adventures, taking me to all kinds of new horizons, making some new friends far away and around the globe. the world is getting smaller every day...i do hope it will bring some enlightning into the many dark shades that still surround us all.

     
  • At 3:44 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    jolene, when you're waking up a very good morning to you. i'm already at my lunch ;) small world after all? please check my blog today...new challenges ahead.

     
  • At 9:32 AM , Anonymous Rochambeau said...

    I like your small world. Marita sent me!

     
  • At 10:28 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

    yes oh yes! - love this and especially the Archaeological Dig idea -

    keep it going?

    xox - eb.

     
  • At 10:59 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Marita...thank you for honoring me as one of your 'thinking' bloggers on your blog :)

    rochambeau and elizabeth...thank you both so much! It is so great that Marita has brought us all together!

     
  • At 7:25 AM , Blogger Tammy said...

    I love all the connections and friends I have made through blogging. So many wonderful, creative people (like yourself!) who I wouldn't have met otherwise! Very cool!!

     
  • At 6:14 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    tammy...you have enriched my life knowing you...

     
  • At 3:34 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    First comment from me! I really like this one, I love the globe image and the typewriter typeface... very much a ye olde world feel...

    Brilliant!
    Kate

     
  • At 3:45 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Kate!!! What a surprise to see you here! How cool is this? Thank you :)

     
  • At 3:17 PM , Anonymous plumcrafty said...

    Ahh, you see I gets in everywhere! You may well regret telling me about your blog....

     
  • At 11:16 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    plumcrafty (Kate)...no regrets whatsoever!!!

     

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