First, from Laurie of Lone Black Bird, this lovely hand-drawn thank-you note:
Next, I want to share a fabulous stitched piece by Viv of Live. Grow. Nourish. Create. On her fantastically-named blog, Viv shares her drawing, stitching, and home-schooling adventures. When she posted about drawing with her sewing machine, and shared some of the results of her collaging experiments, I happily offered myself as a recipient of her work. And luckily for me, she took me up on it, and sent me this piece:
Next, I received a journal in the Mail Me Some Art duct tape journal swap. This book came from Barbara in Massachusetts--a nice, big notebook with a variety of handmade and found papers to inspire my art journaling.
Mail Me Some Art site in the new year for new swaps.
For another one of her swaps, we created bookmarks. I was lucky enough to receive one from Karen herself:
And bookmark #3, front and back:
Heaven knows I have enough books lined up to read to give these bookmarks a workout!
Finally (for now), I just received this colorful see-through confetti package from Mary, Mary, Uncustomary:
She sent me a whole bunch of unique magnets, from a decorated clothespin to a layered paper flower, to a Greek souvenir, to a beautiful Anahata Katkin piece from Papaya. Now I wish my fridge was in my art room!
Many thanks to the wonderful artists and correspondents who help keep our mail art friendships alive! If you are interested in doing any swaps with me, please check out the Swaps tab at the top of my blog, and get in touch!