Another busy week for postie, and along with Royal Mail’s price hike, they seem to have upped their game with delivery too! Some super fast postage has been going on all over the world for my humble little mail art cards.
An exception to the fast delivery theory, Vizma Bruns in Australia finally received my third and final sketch sent from our holiday a couple of weeks ago. This one is of the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan.
Carina Granlund in Finland received the second and final part of the Lego fire story, the first part of which I showed you last week. Carina really enjoyed the ‘To be continued…’ mail art, so I might try this again, or maybe come up with a way to make it into a bigger project. Not sure about this yet, but I have my thinking hat on.
Laura Podob (Spopod) received this rather British tag recently, and replied very speedily with an illustrated postcard (just scroll down a bit to see it!)
Arac (Cara Harrison) received her birthday package on Friday, only a few days late – but still in the all important ‘birthday week’! You might remember a couple of weeks ago I shared with you the wonderful birthday package Cara had sent to me, so I wanted to send an equally awesome package back to her… if not better! I’d already worked on a card for her, which arrived last week, but I knew exactly what to do for the main part of Cara’s birthday mail art gift from me…
So, I took my favourite purse, which had unfortunately been in the wars on a recent trip to Spain, and set to work on some surgery. After sewing it back together and decorating it with some 3D fabric paint, I stuffed it full of as many things as I could make and find before sending it off super-speedily in time for the birthday-ness in Cara’s house.
Inside Cara found a decorated tag, some arty slides (including a little experiment with transparency - right) and my first ever APC (altered playing card). I also gifted her my own birthday badge from a couple of weeks ago, a full set of my moo mini-cards, and filled the coin compartment with buttons and confetti, along with a pretty 50p piece (for good luck!)
A tiny envelope with the old saying ‘Health, Wealth and Happiness’ contained a few funny little things, including a plaster (band-aid) in case of minor emergencies with the ‘Health’ part
Gilberte Vermeulen received one of the machine stitched ‘collage’ cards I’ve been doing a lot of lately.
This hand illustrated postcard from Laura Podob arrived full of patterns and hopes for spring. Shame it’s done nothing but rain for weeks here
A little bit of ‘Blue Trashpo’ arrived from Greece thanks to Katerina Nikoltsou. If you’ve been following these posts over the past few weeks you’ll know her name – I owe her SO MUCH mail art!
Lindsay Stewart sent a card that made me laugh, and probably the postal workers too – I think it speaks for itself..!
From Patricio (The Celestial Scribe) in Brazil I received a wonderful Hummingbird – the Postbird of Patland – and leaf from the Celestial Garden, inside a wonderful (if a little water-damaged) envelope.
And there we go – another week over, and lots of new art on my wall. I’m dying for the bank holiday weekend to be over so that normal service can resume. My mailbox has been rather sad these past few days. Fingers crossed, and see you next week!