Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mail Call!

I almost called this post, "An Embarrassment of Riches."  My mail art friends have been good to me lately, and I want to share all of the loveliness that has found its way into my mailbox over the past month or so.

I commented on how much I love this postcard to Janet of Random Acts of Art, and I can't tell you how excited I was when she sent it to me!
I have an ongoing exchange happening with Sherry from Illinois, and she sent me a fun Halloween-themed package, including a great doodled envelope, foam-stamped and doodled Jack-o-lantern, and another stamped and doodled card in Halloween colors.
I love the doodled details:
And check out the progression of a candle she drew on the outer envelope!
My mom is one of my latest mail art swap partners, and sent me this clever and adorable postcard:
She was inspired by an advertisement she saw in the newspaper for a "Baby Farm" (you could definitely interpret THAT a couple of ways!) and photos from an Anne Geddes book.  Truly original!

April Cole surprised me with a Halloween treat:  a card with a vintage image, a leafy library card-style pocket, and a beautiful autumnal tag created with her own hand-carved leaf stamp!
Chris, of Parabolic Muse, continued our altered Rolodex card exchange with two new additions for my collection:
Eli (formerly of the blog Zapallos en Almibar, which she has just discontinued, but I highly recommend you check out her Pinterest boards; they'll keep you busy for hours!) continued our ongoing swap by sending me a fun handmade bookmark.
Check out that beautiful baby blue airmail envelope!  And her drawings on it!  And the stamps she sent along to me from her grandfather's collection!  Treasures, all.

Pamela of Cappuccino and Art Journal sent me some more of her gorgeous mail art, including this postcard featuring fun, colorful Chinese imagery:
The backs of her postcards always offer as much eye candy as the fronts:
She sent me another fabulous mail art package (in a translucent envelope, no less!), addressed to not only me but also "the Art Girls":
So fun and sweet of her to include my girls in this mail art adventure!

Inside were all kinds of gifts:  a lengthy typed letter, some sheets of adhesive images, and one of her fabulous folded books with all sorts of goodies tucked in every pocket:
I have so much fun posting about the mail art I receive.  I get so much joy from it when it arrives in my mailbox, and then it's like receiving it all over as I photograph it and describe it for you here.  Many thanks to everyone who keeps my mailman raising his eyebrows!


Janet said...

You really did have a lot of snail mail! Isn't it fun to get art in the mail? I'm glad you like the postcard. When you mentioned it was one of your favorites I knew it was going to you.

Adriann said...

You have a wonderful collection of mail art. I love happy mail! said...

Love seeing all the "mail-art", Andria...
very, very inspiring!! Enjoy. ~xx

VivJM said...

Wow! I am not jealous. Honestly ;-)

Bree said...

Fabulous mail art! They're priceless! Happy Halloween! :D

laurie said...

i'm sure you feel very rich with all those gems you received in the mail! wealth can be measured in so many ways.

eli said...

So many beauties, Andria! Enjoy!
And thank you for the link to my Pinterest :)

Karen Isaacson said...

what a wonderful week you've had!

Parabolic Muse said...

You make me happy.

Parabolic Muse said...

That is all.