Outbound Mail Art: Orange, Blue and Bubble Too!

This week, I mailed a few special pieces out to some special people.

Observations in Orange was created for Dan Landrum as thanks for the entertaining digital collages he’d been creating from my mail art scans. https://trashbubblesandlifeslittlebits.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/dan-landrums-digi-distortions/

Orange Observations

He was inspired to get to work right away!

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I loved the purple background and the addition of the tigers!

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Another mail art cohort had recently expressed some feelings of “sad(ness) with a backdrop of happy.” In an attempt to cheer her, I sent Happy Blues to Stephanie Blake in Huntsville, Alabama.

Happy Blues

Diane Keys, of Elgin Illinois was the recipient of my most recent trash bubble. You might recognize it from an earlier post… https://trashbubblesandlifeslittlebits.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/the-folly-of-hoarding-art-supplies/

Arriving a bit worse for the wear,

Upon Arrival (front)

it was billed as a Cautionary Tale…

Upon Arrival (back)

For months, I’ve been meaning to get something in the mail to Jill Adamy of http://www.glimmerbug.com/. Patterns in Plum seemed like the perfect piece, bright and joyful, much like Jill, herself.

Patterns in Plum

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

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The Amazing Stephanie Blake Strikes Again!

This piece of mail art deserves its very own post for the sheer volume of eye candy it contains!

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Stephanie Blake is one of the talented collage artists I’ve met through the International Union of Mail Artists.

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Her stuff speaks to me on so many levels!

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The texture! The visual interest! The color palette!

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The combination of seemingly unconnected elements to create a whole!

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Her collages are at once nostalgic and whimsical!

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They are resourceful and beautiful!

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They evoke a sense of wonder!

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Encouraging one to explore deeply…

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To drink in every detail…

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To fall in love with the bits of this and that as they blend seamlessly, effortlessly creating the most unique experience for the viewer…

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For they are the stuff of dreams!

A huge thank you to Stephanie for Collage Packet #92 and all that it brought along with it!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!