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Art in the Mail

Here is an original piece that has been leaning beside me on my desk all season, cheering me up. It was sent by a dear friend and I love that the subject matter is literally ‘sending mail’. Hamish is so excited for the walk to the mailbox that he wants to go faster ;)

2011 - New Year's Mail

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Today I am creating and returning mail art to the two authors of A Good Mail Day, Jennie Hinchcliff & Carolee Gilligan Wheeler. These two darling women not only wrote a fabulous book that celebrates sending wacky, tacky and marvelously obscure artwork through the mail, but low and behold, they sent ME a thank you package for the review posted last fall on Canadian Girl Scout’s blog :)

Such a coup to find feedback to my blog musings (and in such a tangible format too)! My husband was wowed and astonished. For a moment I felt like a celebrity as I showed him the spread of goodies packed up by the authors and shipped all the way from San Fran to Canada.

Just confirmation that a good word put in for someone, no matter how far away, how quietly or anonymous, really does come back to you. (Certainly this is true for the opposite as well, so let’s watch what tongue, pen and keyboard puts into existence.) Today is a day to feel the good vibes of the universe…. and the interconnectedness of us all.A Surprise In The Mail

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I am constantly being overwhelmed by the quality and uniqueness of items that land inside my mailbox. Today was no exception. I received a beautiful lilac coloured pencil called ‘Mountain Morn’ from Lea Redmond for the With A Pencil In My Pocket project and two antique postcards from a flea market in Paris. The postcards are in cellophane sleeves, are stamped, cancelled and handwritten. One of them begins like this, “Ma Chère Amie” (…my dear friend). They were sent inside an envelope by a Postcrosser in France. How kind people are to consider your likes and dislikes, to hunt for something just for you and to Frank it all the way across the ocean! My mailbox has truly been blessed this past season… I will update all the unexpected goodies that have landed inside shortly ;)

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I’m scrambling to write 4,000 words of essay, business case and powerpoint presentation for the 1st Records Management course of my master’s degree by the end of the week… but I had to take a break to post this link to a fabulous 500 Colored Pencils Project that I will be participating in this year. There are 10 spots still open! What a joy and excitement to look for a scrumptiously coloured (<–Canadian, i.e. correct spelling ;) pencil in my mailbox each month. The idea, put forward by one of my favorite entrepreneurs Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs, will then take me on an adventure to find a true-life story each month exemplifying the essence of this specially chosen coloured pencil. My mailbox is sooooo excited to start 2010!

Happy New Years everyone!

500 Colored Pencils

500 Colored Pencil Crayons

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Mail To Be Mailed

Oh it’s been a month! I’ve received some incredible mail and have so much to update, but sending mail has been my priority these past few weeks. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

Off to the postbox.

This bundle of 42 pieces went into the red Canada Post box last week… All stamped, addressed, labeled, stickered (some were even scented with pine) and hand written :) I’m now working on batch two, which will go to the USA and contain about 55 more postcards and Christmas envelopes (mostly for my 43 Things friends). So yes, I love all your mail and will respond asap, but my mind won’t let me rest until I get this most noble task of Christmas Cards checked off my to do list.

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