i love the idea of opening my mailbox and discovering a wonderful piece of art in the form of an envelope with maybe a little surprise inside, too! we all love email, texts, twitter, etc... but if we are honest with ourselves, we still love a letter in the mailbox even more. it's tangible, saveable, beautiful. it was made by someone who was thinking of me. oh, i am soooo excited!
my group is made up of 8 (i think) folks from the u.s., canada, and england! hmmmm... maybe even one other country. i need to take a look at my list again. my 'job' is to create a unique envelope with the theme "sweet." i can make them all the same or all different. then before the deadline (the end of july) i will mail out all my envelopes to the my new friends! and i will also receive envelopes from each of them as well. i can NOT wait!
today i began working on an idea i have for my envelopes. for some reason i have been thinking about what materials i 'need' to use. newspaper, kraft cardstock, paint and handstitching are all calling my name for this wonderous, creative work.
|raspberry plants... the large open spot was just a mistake. |
but, hey, i am just learning :-)
if all goes well... i am signing up again for the fall exchange. woop-woop! why don't you sign up too? maybe we will be "artistic pen pals." *smile*