I just LOVE snail mail; both sending and receiving packages in the post is a true joy. A few more of my creative outgoing envelopes have recently arrived to their lucky recipients’ homes. Life’s about sharing right? So here they are: Sent with ♥ to Barbara Wanhill Sent with ♥ to Carol Whitley Sent with ♥ to Amanda Mcnair Sent with ♥ to Kimi Kobashi Sent with ♥ to Jessica Mayne Sent with ♥ to Jessica Mack
This year has flown by, but this month especially so. Life is in full swing now that summer is over and since I started working a part-time gig during the day; blogging, of all things, seems to have gotten away from me… but I am hopeful that I will make a conscious effort to share more of my on-goings this week and in weeks to come. It has been too long since I have chronicled some of my snail mail adventures, so writing up this post seemed to be the right thing to do. Above is my beautiful mailbox where all of my postal pleasures arrive and below are half of the mail art goodies I’ve recently received. with ♥ from Heather McGowan (@heathemcgowan)with ♥ from Kimi Kobashi (@kimikobashi)with ♥ from Pagrum Boon with ♥ from Jill Griffin (@jillgriffinart)with ♥ from Kristine Hajas with ♥ from Kira Walker (@gali_gal)
I’ve been busy in my attempts to reply to the stacks of incoming mail, as you can see in the photo above of my messy mail art desk. I’m looking forward to sharing some new outgoing nature’s my friend treats, creations and letters, plus documenting 4 more packages from beloved pen pals! Until the next mail art post, happy letter writing.
Two weeks worth of mail have now arrived here in Castlegar, including letters forwarded from 100 Mile House. Sadly I haven’t had any time to be a proper pen pal who diligently writes back, but yesterday I finally came across the three boxes marked as Mail Art Supplies; I see some snail mail making in my near future. Thank you my pen pals, for making me feel at home with all of these thoughtful letters and parcels! First to arrive, very Harry Potter-esque, was an owl postcard with ♥ from Marcus Jackson (@luckyjackpress) A lovely house warming gift (written by my secret boyfriend Chuck Hughes) and a silly card with ♥ from my sister Alison Martin (@mrsalimartin) & Andy Martin.Mojito inspired mail art parcel, complete with incredible PAPER straws, with ♥ from Barbara Wanhill (@2catsandapencil) An adorable handmade address change postcard with ♥ from Jessica Mack (@brownpaperbunny) A request that was happily obliged: a giant pile of half full tags so that I can continue my positivity adventures in my new town, with ♥ from Sarah Hutchinson Burke (@thesecondmagpie) The best postcard, which is tottaly quotable by the way, with ♥ from Adea Cheung (@billywould)The most wonderful pile of bird ephemera, including a letter folded into an origami bird, with ♥ from Sumi Senthi (@sumiart) A zine trade with ♥ from Valentina Keslowe A pile of animal treats, I especially love the vintage birds, with ♥ from Nicole Palmer Indian recipes complete with ziplocked spices, mad libs, payment for a secret order from my etsy shop and other fun follies with ♥ from Jessica Mayne Pretty pink package with fantastic vintage photos and adorable children’s drawings with ♥ from Tessa Brown (@talulabblogger) For the move and the new house, a special Chinese good luck totem with ♥ from Kathy Dahl