Mail Art entry 6!

Mail art entry 6a and 6b

Inspiration from this piece came from an old book of romantic poetry.  The pages I used had the words Looking Glass on them.  When I see or hear those words, I automatically think of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.  How I loved reading those books when I was younger!  It must have been the connection to parallel universes and stepping into them.

Anyhow, I looked up two wonderful illustrations by Sir John Tenniel and used those on two separate pages.  I first began with washes of white gouache, light green acrylic on one and metallic gold on the other, with touches of it on the green one.  The ink drawings came next along with the addresses.  To finish it off I placed them back to back in a cellophane envelope, added stamps and off it went to Boulder!