Saturday, August 10, 2013

Can you surry, can you picnic?

Lenna and I did a mail art swap with the theme "summer picnic". Always fun to see who will come up with what!
This card arrived in an envelope with the dashing Mr. D on it (who could resist!) I love the old picture and Lenna's caption...
Inside was an invite from her, and Asia and Chloe (what fun) for a picnic with myself and Mr. Darcy. I think they would all get along don't you (of course after proper introductions were made) - too bad Florida is such a long way away....this was a lot of fun.
I was off in all directions with mine - I found a graphic I was going to use and then I remembered an old song from one of my Fifth Dimension albums (okay, okay I am dating myself - but who can forget lyrics like "One less bell to answer, one less egg to fry" sniff lol)...
I took this picture from Dad's garden...
...and decided to make it all psychedelic for the background using the kaleidoscope feature in PaintShop.
Then added my not so psychedelic lady on her stone soul picnic ....Here are the blast from the past...(by the way, surry (not surrey the buggy) was a "made up" word from the woman - Laura Nyro - who originally wrote the lyrics). Enjoy. Jewels


  1. Love the great mail art and love the great music!! Cool stuff, Julie. ;-) Carol

  2. Groovy baby! Great Mail Art and postcards from you girls; I love how different they are! I'm sure a picnic with those furry friends would be great fun - can I come with Rosie Mae?!


  3. So cool Jewels, I just read this . . . made myself wait until I posted on the same thing! Here: - I loved doing this exchange with you, it was so fun to do, receive, get Mr darcy's thank you note, write my post and then come & find yours. We posted the same song! : ) Hugs all around and a tiny treat for Mr. D! xo

  4. The song just was a wonderful backdrop to the viewing! Loved the psychedelic garden photo- and also the very fun picnic basket. It is so fun to see what you all come up with as you create these wonderful little vignettes! Many thanks and kudos!

  5. How clever this is! I think I may have to invest in a copy of Paint shop; it can do so much more than just Paint can. :0) Mo x

  6. Looks like you two are having a lot of fun with the swaps. Love the kaleidoscope thing, I'll have to try that. And thanks a lot for the earworm - can't get that song out of my head now lol.