ail art was been put on hold for awhile with our move but I’m itching to get back into the world of stationary and stamps and colorful envelopes. To kick things off, here are some pieces of love that I sent out before our big move happened…
A letter for my dear friend, Meghan, who used to be a teacher down in New Orleans with me.
I was a little worried that all of the chalkboard writing on the envelope image would confuse the post office…and it DID. This came back to me, so I got the pleasure of trying a second time in an envelope that was way toned down. So just a word of warning if you get into the world of mail art…sometimes that happens.
I’ve been all about writing quotes on photographs and slipping them in with my letters.
A friend from college contacted me and asked if I would be willing to do a custom piece of artwork for her with her favorite quote in watercolor. She has a small frame next to her apartment door and wanted this to greet her everyday. What a fun job to work on! (Plus, you can never go wrong with a Rumi quote.)
A note to my friend Anne, whom I miss so much:
My unicorns made another appearance in a letter to our friend, Maddy, whom we met while working the Masters. Maddy, you truly are magical! (For appearance number one of the unicorns, you can read this post about my mother’s day cards).
This letter flew the miles to my wonderful sister Leah. I love how striking black envelopes can be:
And finally, some watercolor thank you cards that I created. I had the basic zebra striped card stock but thought it could use a little pizzaz. Folk-art pizzaz, obviously.
There you have it! Now go out there and show this week what you’re made of (and maybe send out a couple love letters!).
I love your artistic envelopes and handmade cards, Grace! I am glad you are finding time to send notes once again. You will make some special people very happy! xoxoxo Gini
Thanks so much, Gini! Every time I sit down to mail art it’s like my soul settles down and breathes just a bit easier. :)