In fact, I've just done a fun mail art exchange!
Awhile back, I shared with you the process of creating decorative papers using the dendritic painting method I watched at Atomic Shrimp.
Jewels, of Just Tickety-Boo, who first shared the video with me, initiated a mail art swap using the results of our dendritic painting experiments.
From the beginning, I imagined the shape of a person's head made out of the dendritic papers, since they look like neurons or nerve endings. Then, I wanted to use inspiration from the wonderful collage and mail artist, Lenore Tawney, so I flipped through the book Signs on the Wind, and came away with this postcard to send to Jewels:
As an added compliment, Jewels told me that she chose the dictionary definition of the word "cheery" because she imagines it to be a word that describes me. I certainly try to hang on to my cheeriness, so this is much appreciated!
I definitely feel some pressure when it comes to doing a mail art exchange, especially when there is an "assignment," such as using the dendritic papers. But it is so very satisfying once the project is completed, and I have another piece of mail art from an online friend to add to my collection!