Over the last year I have participated in John Pedder‘s truly fantastic #oneofmanypostcard project three times.
It works like this:
Artists from all over the world make a run of postcard sized art, which they offer to send for free, anywhere, on a specific date.
People can check out the hashtag on Instagram and request whatever pieces they may want, with one caveat:
In exchange for each piece of art, you donate what you would have paid to the charity of your choice. Donations of time are also welcome.
The goal is to spread a little good.
John is in the UK, so he chooses dates for the send that are related to Brexit… but it’s good for everyone, everywhere.
I think it’s a lovely project — and I also do well creating to a deadline — so this little “Stormy Rainbow” will be going out on October 31st.
It’s a two-layer, 5″x7″ linocut block print on 120gsm Strathmore printmaking paper. The inks are all Speedball, though I used a mix of their basic and professional lines.
I made a run of 24 prints but am only happy with about 15 of them…
And all 15 of my cards were requested within about 12 hours of posting, which was super nice of people.
I’m actually going to try to squeeze in a few more prints this weekend because I’m not great at saying no and promised about four more prints than I have.