21 - Freedom

21 - Freedom, originally uploaded by andytgeezer.

Ever since the awesome Thai mailartist Ubon sent us this gem, I've wanted to send her a return piece of mailart based on the same photoshoot, but have never felt confident that I'd made a piece quite worthy of her watercolour skill. I think I may finally have overcome that one.

Watercolour mailart from Ubon - August 2009: Elena at Blenheim Palace

One of the original photos on which that piece was based was taken at Blenheim Palace in Oxford, and this photo was taken on the same day. I used a tracing paper stencil to cut out the outline then wanted to repeat that pose a few times to emphasise the feeling of freedom and happiness expressed by Elena

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