First, I participated in a beginner's altered post card swap. The theme was Spring. I mailed out this card to my partner.
And, in return I received this cute bunny.
|I don't know if she intended it, but all I see is chocolate!|
I've also gotten a 'happy mail' package. In the art journal realm, happy mail is a package of ephemera, small art pieces, supplies or any other item that might bring a smile to the recipient's face. I forgot to get a picture of what I sent out, but let me tell you it was YELLOW (that was the theme). I got these goodies.
|I had a HUGE smile on my face with this happy mail.|
I've also signed up for a motivational deck swap. Basically, this goes in stages to make and receive a whole deck of cards altered with motivational words, sayings, quotes, etc. on them. I've really been enjoying the process and just mailed out my second set. I can't share those yet, but here's the first set I sent.
And, what the hay. . .here's a better look at them.
My partner for this swap made me a cool accordion book with six cards that spelled out a single, resounding motivational word: CREATE.
|The book all folded up with a few tiny playing cards tucked inside.|
|The book in all its glory.|
Finally. . . I have also gotten some jewelry-making mail. Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers e-mailed me to let me know she had a box of old jewelry coming my way that she's been collecting on her desk. The pieces she sent were from family members as well as other odds and ends. She encouraged me to use what I can and do whatever I want with the rest. I opened the box to find this inside.
I was seriously blown away. Make sure you check out Cynthia's blog and her Antiquity Travelers Etsy shop. Not only is she a very kind and generous friend, but she's an inspiring and talented artist.
Now it's time to actually make something with some of this exceptional happy mail. So, have you been a little more than excited when the mailman shows up lately too?