A Charlottetown/Exeter postcard exchange

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Stephen MacInnis

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I was thrilled this morning to receive this beautiful handmade postcard from visual artist Stephen MacInnis.

A few weeks ago we agreed on an exchange, and now we both have a little piece of each others artwork in our homes!

I’ve been a huge fan of Stephen’s work since finding his blog here on WordPress, so it was a real joy to do this swap with him.

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My card to Stephen

This is the one that I sent in exchange – I wanted to make something handmade, and had great fun with this, both in the making and in the wrapping up, knowing that it was going on a long journey!

(clicking on the image should bring up a clearer one)

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Stephen’s card was wrapped and folded, making it really intriguing to open..

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It opened out to a great design and little handwritten note inside. I love to see handwriting!

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Stephen MacInnis

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And on the other side – this!!

It is oh so beautiful and full of life, and has all the elements of movement, colour, precision and energy that I really admire in Stephen’s work. I can’t stop smiling to look at it, and I will treasure it.

If you haven’t already, visit Stephen’s fantastic blog Painter’s Progress. You can read his post on receiving my card here.

I highly recommend exchanging work in this way – whether it is a piece of art, writing, or a photograph, it’s great to make something in this spirit. It’s also rare to receive something interesting through the post these days! You just can’t beat the real thing.

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19 thoughts on “A Charlottetown/Exeter postcard exchange

    1. Thanks Richard, yeah it’s great the kind of work that comes out of doing something like this, somehow it gives you license to experiment and be a bit braver..

    1. Thanks Stephen – yes I thought that, though they are quite different, they kind of work next to each other!

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