Nothing is more exciting then opening up your mailbox and receiving REAL mail from friends and family. Well yesterday I received two great "Mail Art" packages from Roben-Marie Smith who is a lovely artist, whom I have admired for years. For those of you who are not familiar with her name, I'm sure you know her by her rubber stamps and journal art company Paperbag Studios. That is how I first discovered her when visiting our condo in Daytona Beach and finding her "unmounted" rubber at the coolest little multi-media art store, Stamp N' Deliver.
Here are some photos of the cool gifts that Roben-Marie sent to me for participating in a giveaway on her blog. Then, I was so excited after watching her make this Mail Art Video to actually receive my gifts in her nifty "sewn" up Mail Art...ps...I'm going to keep the Mail Art envelopes...I'm sure I can find a cool way to "bind" them into some sort of journal...I'm such a hoarder :} Good thing it's "in" now-a-days to be green!
These are the lovely cards that Roben-Marie designed and were the lovely gifts she gave to everyone who participated in her blog post...she is so generous!
The art world is virtually closer now that we have blogs and the internet...I say this now because Roben-Marie and I are taking the same on-line stencilry course from Mary Ann Moss. Well Roben-Marie has completed some lovely journal pages and mail art and she sent me this lovely package:
Now I have to go get busy on my journals...won't be doing any spray painting for a couple of weeks because they are repairing and painting the stucco on our building so I had to bring in my "station" so that they could work on my balcony. Not to fret though...yesterday I ordered some more Glimmer Mists and Masks by Tattered Angels so that I can work inside on my Stenclry class. In the meantime I will work on cutting some stencils...found some neat "fairy" images that I want to incorporate in my work. So by next Wednesday I hope to have some of my own work to post. MAIL ART here I come!