Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Don't you enjoy receiving an envelope with lots of little surprises that delight and enthrall? Frips is my favourite mail artist because she always sends amazing envelopes full of wonderfully creative goodies. So now I also create mini-collage things to add and hope that whoever receives my mail will be pleased as well. This is one such creation.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
What do you do when you share a house with another creative person (talented Fine Art photographer Marlene - look at her stunning work at www.marleneneumann.com) and the wall space becomes limited? Well, if you're a collage artist, you cut up your work and re-purpose it as mail art. Here is one such piece.
Monday, June 11, 2012
I'm not sure if its a South African phenomenon, but the lucky packet was an everyday object of desire for generations of schoolchildren in SA. A couple of Rand bought you a fun surprise, although in reality you knew you were getting a couple of cheap sweets and a trashy plastic toy or two,made in China, all enclosed in a cheaply printed paper packet. For an ephemera junkie like me, what a treasure trove. Of course, like all good things, the lucky packet has gone upmarket and is now made from plastic and features every popular character from Barbie to the latest Disney movie hype. As you can imagine, the also cost a packet now, if you'll excuse the pun, so naturally when I spot an old school classic, I still snap it up and feel the thrill of what treasure might be waiting inside. This is just a sampling of my lucky packet collection.