January 8, 2011
I participated in a Mail Sketch Art Swap last year (oops, forgot to count that in my achievements), and It was a lot of Fun!!
You see, I’m such a robot…..I’ve never ever decorated the outside of any mail envelopes….Never!! I got such a kick out of the envelope I received for the swap, didn’t even know it was “allowed” to decorate the outside of envelopes that go thru our US Postal service…..I guess I thought FDA regulations wouldn’t permit it or something. But I’m over that now. Good thing!!
This is the envelope that I mailed off to my bloggie-Bud Janet. As I walked into the Post Office to mail this, the clerks commented on it…..they seemed to like it…..and then they mentioned that some of the most beautiful and amazing envelope art they see is from the Prison community! Huh???…..Yep, the prisoners decorate the outside of their envelopes a lot….apparently! Well, that’s a good thing…..I mean they are already incarcerated, paying for their crimes, might as well put something beautiful out there for others to enjoy. I just found that so interesting.
Just another view.
I found this treat in my mailbox yesterday from bloggie-bud Aimee at Artsyville. She even decorated the outside of the envelope for me….isn’t she sweet? Love my little mini-card Aimee….Thank You :D
So, anyone know of any mail art swaps going on now??? I think once I get my sketchbook project in the mail next week…..I just may have a little time to decorate an envelope!! Woo Who!!
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- By day...I work in the Healthcare field, where every .. i.. has to be dotted and every ..t.. has to be crossed. This blog is the place where I can let myself go and have some fun. I am on a journey. A journey I started a long time ago, but it has been a bit sidetracked with Navy Wife relocations and raising kids. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I have got some time for me. No, I will not be one of those moms walking around the house with Empty Nest Syndrome, I have got way too much to do, to learn, to create. Sure, once the kids are gone I will miss them....but hey, there is always the phone, the email, the texting and the Plane tickets! I love my life and my family and It is fun moving into this new stage. I am into Digital Scrapbooking, photography, journaling, Art Journaling and Drawing. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I am trying to teach myself to draw. I am finding that it takes a lot of patience, lots of practice and a good eraser! And if you're really curious there's a 3 part Interview by Eileen: HERE All the best, Eden