mail and a snail

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I love it when there is something in my mailbox=

I recently received these:

one brown shoe

 

My husband and I took part on this project by Lenka Clayton, it is called “One brown shoe”.

I wonder if you could guess which shoe is made by my husband and which shoe is made by me?

To read more about this exciting project go here.

I also got the most amazing zine:

ons klyntji cover

letter from the editors

letter from the editors

Check out page 60!

page 60

and I love this quote on the front page:

front page ons klyntji

 

While on the subject of snail-mail: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new pet:

Our pet snail

Our pet snail

We painted its shell, so that we can spot it easily.  we haven’t named it yet. Any suggestions?

 

 

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from Mysterious letters

As you probably know by now: i am deeply in love with the concept of snail mail.  Recently I came upon this amazing site.  Its a concept by two artists: Lenka and Michael and their aim is to write a letter to everybody in the world.  I really love their originality- each letter is unique.  One can purchase a letter/s from them.  Wish i thought about that- earning money by writing letters!

from mysterious letters

I also really like this one!

Today I also stumbled upon this entry.  It is about ‘hate mail’.  Im not really fond of the concept of hate mail, but I love the idea of original drawings on postcards being distributed via the postal services.

I want to grab a pen and go write some letters.

I received the following quote from a dear friend today which made me think about e-mails, facebook and relationships overall:

“We believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people… This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us.” Anais Nin

So maybe I will first go play outside with my kids and when they sleep tonight I will write those letters.

When was the last time you received a hand written letter?

 

snail mail and children’s art

Art portfolio- my work

I love snail mail. (I think I might have said that before)

Talking about letters….the other day on the way to the park i found this page (don’t know if its from a letter or a journal)

It says:

“Women and Home

October 1958

Anne Sherwood.

Small things

Lonelyness(sic) dearest had its pleasures.

An old strange book a birds bright wing.

A task complete – such simple treasures.

Now to our common hoard I bring.

The scent of rain, the leaves soft falling

In autumn nights; plain country fare,

A child’s swift question, or its calling

To some discovery to share.

My loves were such as need not fret you

Each incomplete, a jigsaw part;

These things I loved before I met you

Are yours now – given with my heart.

I love finding things like this- i felt like an explorer finding a relic.

I also love children’s art.

And like any proud mama I especially love my own son’s drawings, although the only thing he likes drawing is tractors:

But I don’t mind…

The other day my dear friend Karen combined the two!  I received a lovely letter as well as this ‘painting’ which her daughter Kaylee did:

They do have rabbits, so I presume it’s a portrait of one of them?

On the side she quoted from one of my favorite books as well- Alice in Wonderland:

 “There is a place like no place on Earth.

A land full of wonder, mystery and danger!

Some say to survive it you need to be as mad as a hatter.  Which luckily I am”

unfinished sketchbook drawing