Saturday, September 3, 2011

August Outgoing and Most Recent Incoming Mail

Outgoing Mail

 This is my most recent mailing to Sirpa. If you want to see what was inside, check out her blog:  she has done a blog post on my package to her...Thanks Sirpa!

I made a border for Kimi's letter by stamping with various objects on my art table... a wine cork, and a cone shaped piece of carving medium left over after a recent carving project. The address label is from a new set of stationery items I am designing.

Limner likes bees so I used Marjolein Bastin tissue paper to add some lovely fat bees to her envie and made a fun little air mail sticker to help get it on its way.

Here are a few of the postcards I made and sent out recently. I sent out a bunch of others but they were in a stack of letters and postcards that I mailed without photographing them first. I am bad about doing that.

                                                            Incoming Mail

  Mailart and letters from penfriends Misty, Kimi, Sharon and Bev.

        I received postcards from Douglas, Misty, Chandlerguera, and Kimi.

A letter from Linda and one from my new penfriend Courtney in Australia.

  Another beautiful puzzle letter from Ahmet in Turkey. He also sent me the wonderful gift posted below.
Ahmet received my Summer First Day of Issue Stamp and asked if he could reproduce them, (on occasion he showcases other mail artist's stamps on his envies and puzzle letters, crediting them for their work of course). He sent me some of the reproduced stamps when he sent me the latest puzzle letter. They even have real perforations! Thanks so much Ahmet! What a generous and cool gift!

I also have received a whole stack of letters from penfriends  Angelia, Super Hero, Troy, James, Patty, Marion and Limner.

Last but not least, I have a Summer Fun Mailart contribution from Bev Sykes. I will also be posting this on the side bar showcase for the Summer Fun Mail Art Call. The deadline for contributions is September 5, so there is still time if you want to send something in! I will be sending out my thank yous,  return summer fun post card, and documentation after the end of the mail art call on the 5th. Note to contributors... normally documentation is sent out with a list of names and addresses of those who participated, if you do not want your name and address to be sent in the documentation, please let me know!

Oh nertz... I posted a couple of letters that I had already posted in another blog post... since I am all but done with this post I think I will just leave things as they are and admit to the mess up! So, I think I am caught up on posting incoming and outgoing mail, now I need to get busy and reply to all this lovely mail! Until next time, I'll see you in the mail!



  1. Oh my goodness I just love the toucan drawing that is just awesome.

  2. Hi Elle, What a wonderful stack of fun mail! Would Ahmet want to share his address? I would like to send a postcard to him and compliment him on his wonderful work. Thank you Hester

  3. Goodness gracious! How do you ever stay on top of so much mail? :) I just finished a letter last night, and I asked where did you get the butterflies. I recognized Marjolein's style. She is one of my favorite illustrators. I often buy her work just to have it. :D Hallmark used to carry great products, now I wouldn't know where to find Marjolein tissue paper. I examined your envelope and thought they were stickers. Naturally I wondered how she had stickers without me knowing about them. LOL! Thanks for explaining.

    You do a great job. You're a natural teacher, too. I love the cigar bands!!! Have been saving them for a future blog, but my "goodies to blog about" are piling up around my ears. I promise to share them on "Oh, Write Me" ASAP. I squealed when I saw them! The cats shot out of the room like they'd heard someone shout "Incoming!" Thanks a kazillion times Elle. You and Misty, and Linda find the most marvelous treasure. And you are generous. Such blessings, you all are.

  4. Thanks Limner! Most of the Marjolein Bastin tissue paper I collected in 1994-1996. I haven't seen any new tissue in years...that too bad. My pen friend Sirpa is also a big fan of Marjolein Bastin and has shared several lovely things with me that she found in Finland. I don't see nearly as many stationery items from her as I used to, but if I do see something I don't have I buy it. I can't bear to part with most of them since they are harder to find than they used to be.
    I wrote you yesterday telling you thank you for the lovely journal. I am sorry I didn't get it posted this time, but I will be sure to post it and your lovely card on my next incoming post. The last incoming post had just gotten kind of long so I saved some for the future. The journal is great and a very generous gift. Thanks so much!

  5. Phone Lady,
    Yes Ahmet does beautiful work! He is also quite generous. I have posted a couple of his other puzzle letters in past posts, if you haven't seen them they are worth looking at.

  6. Hester, I will ask Ahmet if it is OK to give out his address, I am pretty sure it is since he is a member of IUOMA and is active in the mailart community. But just to be sure I will post him on his IUOMA page and ask. It would be very nice of you to compliment him, he really does beautiful work. Thanks!