The rain is still here (*sigh*), but a faux summer has been brightening up my mailbox. Here’s a roundup of both the outgoing and incoming art this past week.
Some rather lovely trashpo arrived from Diane Keys… for my cat, Purdie! I placed it next to her as she was sleeping (Purdie rarely collects her own post, preferring instead to be waited on hand and foot). Within seconds she was awake (hurrah, DK made her wake up at last!) and having a good old sniff of the intriguing, catnip covered art. I even caught her giving it a little lick, just to test its flavours.
Thank you DK, the queen of our house, Purdie, really enjoyed her mail, and has asked me to thank you on her behalf. And thank you for the wonderful extras you put in the envelope for me, the humble servant to enjoy too! ;D
Jessica Gowling sent a whiskey themed package with a letter typed onto one of her lovely feather prints. Also inside were some cute knight stickers, one of Jessica’s Proud Hawk stickers and a gorgeously retro looking ‘Wiser’s’ embroidered patch/sticker.
Louise Kiner sent this beautiful ‘Balloon Adventure’ collage, forever sealed in laminating plastic. It’s a lovely theme, probably inspired by that gorgeous Rwandan stamp, and there really is a sense of adventure with the bits of maps and leopard sticker. I really do love this piece.
Postmuse sent a sweet little card to thank me for contributing a couple of Welsh postcards to her Orphaned Postcard Project. Very bright and summery, in stark contrast to the dismal sky outside this past week.
From Dean Marks in France I received some ‘Mail Art on the Road’, created whilst on a 21 day trip to England for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, cycling around the country and then back from London to Paris. He has far more energy than I ever would, and to find time to make and send mail art on the way? Madness, but I’m very glad of it!
Martha W Bush repurposed a weight-loss ad to create this vibrant, and tactile mixed media card.
Here we are at the end of another Monday. For those of you that have been following my Mailart 365 challenge, I’m now on #144 and keeping up. In fact I’m ahead by over a month! Believe it or not I have cut down a lot this month, saving my stamp pennies a little bit. I’d be lost without my lovely Mail Art though!