The last few weeks have been tough for me. Pushing to meet deadlines on several fronts and the loss of our beloved pet, Little Lizzie Big Ears, coupled with time constraints to bump up my stress levels.
In the previous post, I showed you how I was coping, allowing myself to create backgrounds, in order to unwind.
Sitting down to open and read my mail art haul is one of my favorite ways to de-stress.
For Halloween, the following gems appeared in the mail box…
From Thom Courcelle
Priory Limericks (back)
I hadn’t heard from Thom in some time, as he had recently relocated from the West Coast to the East. Truth be told, I was quite surprised, albeit delighted to hear from him. Can you make out what the stamp above says? 😀
From Terry Owenby
A sense of belonging and acceptance is what I treasure most from my participation in the online group, The Studio. The mail is pretty sweet too! Terry Owenby sent this ghostly piece my way in fulfillment of the Halloween Swap we joined.
Edgar Allen Pooh by KDJ
KDJ isn’t heard from often these days… too many other real-world responsibilities just now. So you can imagine my surprise at receiving this awesome piece! For someone who loves Edgar Allan Poe and Pooh, I was thrilled by it!
From Amy Irwen
Speaking of being thrilled, This THRILLING piece hails from Amy Irwen. Her collages are always fun and often stitched. This one did not disappoint!
From Jill Eudaly
Don’t you just love the wood block print from Jill Eudaly, Recycled Daze? The Oak leaves have an awesome texture that this scan didn’t quite capture… The stitching really helped to set it off. You can read more about her adventure in woodblock printing here: http://www.jeudaly.blogspot.com/2014/10/mail-art-out-going-mail-today.html#links
The following mail also arrived…
From Diane Keys
Diane Keys must’ve been in a fall mood, or else the squirrels were in her head again… Rusty orange colored label trashpo, a DKULT treasure, to be sure!
From David Stafford
David Stafford finally got his very own circle punch! Can you tell? The simplicity of this piece stopped me dead in my tracks. It brought to mind a ghostly vision of a white bowling ball….
From Cinzia Farina, ITALY
My first correspondence from Cinzia Farina of ITALY is quite the gem! Yes, that IS real thread weaving through the fingers of the collaged hand! Simply Stunning!
From Jill Adamy
And last, but certainly not least, I present an offering from Jill Adamy of http://www.glimmerbug.com/. She also belongs to the online group, The Studio. When she learned that I was mourning the loss of our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Little Lizzie Big Ears, she reached out to cheer me with a piece of her art. It measures approximately 81/2″ x 11″ and this scan does not do it justice. The colors are much brighter and the glass beads, added with gel medium, do not show up at all. Trust me, it is way more awesome in person!
Thank you, to all whose mail art helped to lighten some really dark days. It meant more than you could ever know.
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!
P.S. In my haste to publish this post, I realized that I neglected to include a very special mail art package. The images were on my camera card which was not in my possession at the time of this post. My sincerest apologies to Julia Jaques, whose package I savored, opening in stages, so as to derive full enjoyment from it. Check it out…
The envelope was fun, but the contents, were over the top!
The packet design was way cool!
Inside the packet was an ATC and what else? Treats!
Thanks ever so much, Julia! It was like Christmas at Halloween! You truly outdid yourself!