|I am getting to the really hard part now....at first it was easy to just toss out the junky stuff that even I agree could go....|
but my Chinese tins? Nooooooo -- they are staying...
|The painting stays....and the old, dried lei from a long ago trip to Hawaii....that stays too...|
|And -- mais oui -- the French stamps stay....|
|Hummmm.....but what about this? I went through a serious phrase of collecting all kinds of religious items a while back.....should Our Lady of Guadalupe stick around?|
|And what about this? The 3D inside the body book? I had it in the toss box.....|
|....but then I took it out....what do you think? Should I keep it? It is pretty cool...It is getting really hard for me to decide about some of these things..I'm in the throwing out mode but i don't want to regret anything later on...|
The one consolation to all this cleaning is the fabulous incoming mail I have been receiving...
The very generous Mike Dickau sent me a(nother) sheet of his fabulous Snail Mail artistamps.
Don't you just love them?
And today -- all the way from Budapest -- a fantastic envelope with a great collage inside.
I think the Levi's collage was inspired by me living here in San Francisco.
From Torma Cauli (check out the cool mail art blog). And since I am going to visit Budapest this fall maybe we can meet up? Now that would be really fun......
Another amazing book made by Planet Susannia -- one of my most favorite mail artists to exchange with.
Another page in her handmade, collaged book.......swoon.....
And from the wonderful and generous JU (right here in San Francisco). Check out the great envelopes she makes....a pleasure to receive every time....and...
|...they are always filled with such lovely things. She made me a set of envelopes from old National Geographic magazines...aren't these great???? I don't think I can bear to mail them off. I just might have to keep them for myself...|
And Dori Mail! Another favorite...she sends the most interesting and creative mail.
Today I also got a bunch of shelf-lining paper from Sarah -- with vintage French postcards all over it. Sarah thought I might like to make envelopes out of it...oh yes, I certainly would like to.