Mail mail mail…

This morning I got a lovely package from my Gran via my Mum; two beautiful doilies, I also received an amazing postcard from my sister who is in France for the entire summer, I miss her lots but this cow’s face and her almost unreadable handwriting cheered me up.

Last week I also received a peachy package from Lucy (Moll and Mostin) The envelope was one of the best I’ve seen, beautifully decorated with collage and paint, and the inside was just as wonderful. She kindly sent me a hand-made colouring book that she had picked up in a cool little shop in New York, as well as a notebook that she covered, I cant wait to start writing lists in it! There was also one of her handmade cards for me to send to someone and a handmade paper rose broach. Thank You Lucy!

This bit of letterbox love has reminded me to finally post about some mail art I sent a long time ago, I had been waiting to publish it as the recipients had not received it for ages due to the Canadian postal strikes, anyway here it is, along with some bits I sent to Manchester and Newcastle:

A reply to Jeannine aka Saylor made was in order after her wonderful package,  I sent her a beetle illustration, a map garland,a fabric screen printed key, a cutting of some pink mountains, some more buttons and a long letter:

A reply to Jessica Gowling: I sent her one of my beetle illustrations, a paper map garland i made, some teeny moth illustrations, a fabric screen printed key, an old map picture, a stamp and some cuttings I thought she would like:

I also sent a reply to Sumi Senthi including one one of my barn owl illustrations, some interesting map pictures i found, a Queen of hearts, a 1920’s advert for a company in Manchester which I thought she might like as she lives in Manchester, some ribbon, a pretty button and an original piece of art – a typewriter in return for the typewriter she drew for me.

I also sent a requested package to Anna Searle which included the faberge egg illustration I did for her illustration project, a ‘I wanted to tell you’ illustration, a map garland, a 1920’s magazine excerpt, a Canadian stamp, a Queen of diamonds, a screen printed key and some embroidery beads and lace that I thought she would like to use for her beautiful embroidery. Thank you Anna for your kind words, and for encouraging me to include garlands in my shop (coming soon):

I also received a parrot adorned package from Ashley Gaia from Florida containing a treat for any stationary lover; lots of paper bits and envelopes and a piece of beautiful handmade paper, as well as some stickers, cuttings, a piece of original art and a card adorning a very graceful bird, Thank You Ashley.

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4 Comments to “Mail mail mail…”

  1. You got some awesome goodies this week me dear. I was super HAPPY with my package. And your very welcome too (in relation to the garlands). I would love to do button swaps with you too. I’ll be sending a package to you early next week.

  2. You send some of the best packages! I loved every bit of it. It inspired me to use some of my favourite mail art items to create mini display cases in shadow boxes and hang them around my house. I’m so happy I met you on Twitter and am getting to know you better by mail art.

  3. I love seeing all these mail art swaps – Your beetle illustration is A-MAY-ZING, I LOVE it .


  4. Wow these are really just gorgeous and so so delightful.
    Mail makes me weak in the knees.
    How does one participate- are these mail art exchanges?

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