Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
A welcome response to my "gift/giving" mailart call, these etegami are painted on the washi-like paper towels that Katerina says she found at a hotel in Athens. The paper is white, but she glued it onto a bright green background to produce the soft green of the top card. The paper of the bottom card is folded around the back like a package would be folded-- a clever extension of the gift-theme.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
From top to bottom: "Fruit of the Season," "From the Tree as Winter Comes," and "In the Beginning of Winter." Katerina says she found some interesting paper at a deluxe hotel in Athens that has many of the qualities of Japanese washi, and has been having a great time playing with it. These are all wonderful pieces, Katerina. Very much like traditional etegami, but unique in texture.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wasn't sure how to display this delightful mini-book from Jennlui, and ended up spreading it out. It's actually one sheet of paper with the illustrated part all on one side (the other side is blank), and cleverly folded with the aid of a slit in the middle crease. The title page is the one that says "I heart MailArt." The items at the bottom were stuffed in the tiny manila envelope marked "Top Secret." This was my first exposure to a mailart mini book, and now I'm inspired to make one of my own!