Saturday, September 15, 2012

Good Mail Days!

I have a lot of catching up to do in order to share with you all of the amazing art I have received in the mail over the past couple of months. 

Here is another gorgeous postcard from Karenann, who collages two cards, then sews them together, tucking a note or tag of some sort in between.  Her lucky recipient must carefully cut the stitches to get to the treat inside!

A detail of the stitching
A tag tucked inside!
I did a collage swap with Roni, of Bad Jones Rising, and received this index card-sized beauty:
She also included one of her signature Bad Jones Rising labels:
I did another collage swap with Eli of Zapallos En Almibar, and received this lovely piece in return:
I love the saying, "Hoy es un buen dia para tener un buen dia." (Today is a good day to have a good day.)  I say it to my daughters all the time now!

Here is the postcard from Karen, of I Am Rushmore, that inspired my own vacation postcard-making:
She prepared her backgrounds ahead of time, and then added Pogo printed photos that she took while on vacation.  Brilliant!

I got a mini-zine from April of April Cole's Studio, that had me searching out information on paper folding to create little books of my own:
Each spread had more fun collages to explore:
And finally, for today at least, I don't think I ever shared the full haul I received from a private paper swap with F.M., or LaWendula, of Wee Hours.  These are the papers that went into some of the collages I made recently for my other swap partners.
There is even more to share, which I will get to in the coming weeks, so stay tuned, and keep sending all of that creativity and love through our postal system!


uncustomary said...

Love that postcard from Karen!

laurie said...

oh, this post makes me what to start creating and slapping on some stamps! beautiful work, all of it. you must love checking your mail each day, anticipating the art the winds up there at times.

Jo Murray said...

Swapping is a great way to collect little art treasures from all over. These are great!

Introverted Art said...

wow the postcard is amazing and to get anything in the mail other than bills is even better ;-)

Curious said...

Wow! They're beautiful! *-* said...

An artist delight!!!
Look at all those creative treasures... enjoy! ~xx

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow. I completely love the mail art scene. It is like candy with postage.