Saturday, August 21, 2010
I checked Kiera's website and discovered that she is traveling in Europe at the moment-- Traveling with "pens and paper, my laptop and a mini-scanner" so that she can keep making, documenting, and sending mailart from where ever her travels take her!! That's dedication!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
There is a lovely collage on each side of this mailart card. I love the subdued-but-rich colors, especially the background of the heart. And it came with a bonus-- a small hand-painted flower card, which I will begin using as a bookmark immediately!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Something different from Rachel's usual style, the funny face made from markings on a metalic tape has hand-painted flowers on the side edges. The flower in the photo collage scanned as blue, but it really is purple.
Mystery creature outlined in black stitching on white fabric, which is itself stitched to a thick card. On the back, Angela announces a mailart call on the topic: Pfeifenkoppe, "a being with a trill whistle in the mouth." Very intriguing.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This folded card came with a nice long letter describing Guido's love of haiku and curiosity about the Japanese view of fish (not as food, but as a fellow living creature). Those two interests are obviously combined in this work.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I do so love Owl images! In Japan, these beautiful subdued colors would be called "shibui," (tastefully astringent) and the ability to appreciate this quality is considered a mark of maturity. "Older and Wiser" it says on the front side of the card. How perfect. : )