Thursday, October 27, 2011

Good Things Come in Small Packages

It is definitely lots of fun to find a big box delivered to my doorstep, or a bulging envelope of swap materials.  But sometimes a little envelope of goodness is all it takes to brighten my afternoon.
I have recently received three little envelopes of artfulness that I want to share with you.  They each come from amazingly generous "bloggy friends" who have contributed to my enthusiasm for online fellowship and community.

April Cole is so generous about sharing her techniques and her fun art experiments, and her sense of play is contagious as she shares information about all the swaps she participates in.  She recently had a giveaway on her blog, and decided to send something fun to everyone who entered.  I received this bewitching ATC:
Karenann has played a large role in getting me hooked on altered Rolodex cards, and not only has she generously shared examples of her work on her blog, but she has also helped me along with all sorts of tips and ideas she has collected on her own artistic journey.  In a recent letter to me, she included this fun corrugated cardboard tag, inspired by April's work:
Finally, Seth Apter is a well-known presence in the world of creativity and mixed-media art.  He, too, has a generous spirit that pulls in artists around the web with collaborations, blogging tips, and interviews with artists who share their favorite techniques and tools with the rest of us!
He has these petite and very well-made handstitched journals for sale in his Etsy shop.

Many thanks to my bloggy friends for continuing to make my trips to the mailbox a pleasure!


Janet said...

Getting snail mail is always fun and it looks as if you're really having a ball! Great little pieces of art.

lee said...

I to love getting mail, wow you are one lucky girl

Parabolic Muse said...

Yes, you're not kidding. It is a live-brightener to get random acts of kindness in the post! Lately I've been missing out on making things for people because I'm so concentrated on journaling and painting and the learning process is hard! Which it should be! But those days of making cards and sending them out were sweet! I'm going to have to do a few collages this weekend. Especially since it's rainy!