Thursday, November 29, 2012

More From the Mailbox

Today I'm sharing some of the other art goodies I have enjoyed finding in my mailbox over the past month. 

First, from Laurie of Lone Black Bird, this lovely hand-drawn thank-you note:
I love the time she takes to add a personal artistic touch to her cards!    (And I'm a big fan of the washi tape on her envelopes, too!)

Next, I want to share a fabulous stitched piece by Viv of Live. Grow. Nourish. Create.  On her fantastically-named blog, Viv shares her drawing, stitching, and home-schooling adventures.  When she posted about drawing with her sewing machine, and shared some of the results of her collaging experiments, I happily offered myself as a recipient of her work.  And luckily for me, she took me up on it, and sent me this piece:
It will be finding its own spot on my craft room art wall!

Next, I received a journal in the Mail Me Some Art duct tape journal swap.  This book came from Barbara in Massachusetts--a nice, big notebook with a variety of handmade and found papers to inspire my art journaling.
There is no better way to assure goodness in your mailbox than to join in on a swap.  You get what you give!  If you are interested, be sure to check out Karen's Mail Me Some Art site in the new year for new swaps.

For another one of her swaps, we created bookmarks.  I was lucky enough to receive one from Karen herself:
And here is bookmark #2, front and back:
And bookmark #3, front and back:
Heaven knows I have enough books lined up to read to give these bookmarks a workout!
 
Finally (for now), I just received this colorful see-through confetti package from Mary, Mary, Uncustomary:
She sent me a whole bunch of unique magnets, from a decorated clothespin to a layered paper flower, to a Greek souvenir, to a beautiful Anahata Katkin piece from Papaya.  Now I wish my fridge was in my art room!

Many thanks to the wonderful artists and correspondents who help keep our mail art friendships alive!  If you are interested in doing any swaps with me, please check out the Swaps tab at the top of my blog, and get in touch!

20 comments:

Adriann said...

What yumminess! I especially love the collage piece. It's beautiful!

uncustomary said...

Glad you got it yayy

Jo Murray said...

Such a fabulous lot of goodies...lucky you.

NatashaMay said...

I love happy mail! :) You've got some real eye candy in the mail. :)

Janet said...

Your mailbox must be smiling all the time! You got some great goodies. Isn't mail art so much more fun than nasty old bills?

Parabolic Muse said...

How fabulous!! I love the riches of your mailbox.

I am not quite as good at sharing the gifts I receive. I got such wonderful bookmarks and didn't even share them! I'm going to plan that for my next post. One can never have too many bookmarks. When I have a one of a kind bookmark in the book I'm reading I'm reminded of the maker of it during the whole book.

and hey! I got fabric stiffener yesterday! More news as it develops...

Karen Isaacson said...

oh my - that envelope from Mary is amazing. Now I want to put confetti pouches on everything! glad you liked your bookmark

VivJM said...

So glad the card arrived & you like it.
I love those bookmarks too!

laurie said...

how fun seeing the card i mailed to you on your blog! i am so inspired by the creative networking you do, reaching out and encouraging us to do the same. i received your postcard - thanksgiving weekend is just as wonderful as the day itself and i love that you brought that to mind in your this piece of mail art. :-) i am working on some holiday stuff so keep checking that mailbox.

April Cole said...

WOW!!
I love it all... such wonderful mail art! :]
Beautiful art treasures indeed.

p.s. THANK YOU!! so much for my "BEAUTIFUL" postcard, I LOVE IT. You are very thoughtful. ~xx

scrapwordsmom said...

Wow...you get so many cool things. Thank you for always sharing with us. Love your new pic on blog. You are so pretty, Andria!!

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Andria....you got some lovlies in the mail. Nice duct tape journal there...I don't know who got mine and I think I forgot to put my email or blog, so, I may never know.
Mary

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Cynthia Eloise Starr said...

swaps are such fun. i like the bookmarks.

Caatje said...

Oh yum! Such goodness just makes me ache to start swapping again next year! Lucky you!

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