I've had a congestion headache for 3 straight days. Yesterday it got so bad I left work early to go home and take a nap before heading out for an evening meeting. And then, after barely sleeping last night, I decided to take a personal day today. And, as if they knew I desperately needed a pick-me-up, THREE of my art-loving blogging friends sent me mail. Good mail. WICKED good mail (as we say here in Massachusetts).
First out of the mailbox came this supercool wooden postcard from Mad Madge. (click through to see what the post card looked like before she altered it). I was honored when she asked me to participate in a collaborative mail swap (since the post card is about aging and we are both turning 44 in the very near future). Of course, now that I have her gorgeous card in my hand there is no way I can alter it - I will think of some other treat to send her.
|(beer cap placed there for scale - it's rather wee. not much bigger than an index card. And it's made of wood. And was mailed just like that. See the cancelled stamps? How cool is that?)|
NEXT up in the mailbox was THIS gorgeous envelope from Barbara:
Look at that rainbow stitching. OMG.
Barbara and I formed a mutual admiration society when we were both doing the index-card-a-day project over the summer. She's still doing them, and said this one was made with me in mind. I'm delighted to own it!
She also sent this great ATC
My third treat of the day came from Cameron - a fabulous "Paint Party Friday" regular.
She painted this kitty in one of Amy's free live classes and sent it to me because she knows I'm partial to black cats. (and okay, I did pretty much beg for mail in my last post)
Here's the kitty - painted on fabric and stitched all over. It's so fabulous I can hardly stand it. Look at those fishies!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all three of you!
You brought so much sunshine to my rainy, achey day.
And so, after shamelessly begging for mail, I felt I'd better get busy on fulfilling some mail art promises. Here's the stack of things that went out this afternoon.
Who knows? Maybe one of them is on it's way to YOU!