Sunday, September 25, 2011

September Mail Art

Well September Mail Art has come and gone. As Leslie noted, it just gets better and better every month!
This month's theme was Poetry in Motion - pick a favorite poem and design your Mail Art around it. Beth made a lovely postacard with a wonderful oriental theme using a favorite haiku. The colours are delicious don't you think - and the vintage stamps are a nice touch. You can read how she made it on her blog.
Leslie went with The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Hers is also a postcard made with a collage of vintage papers. Quote "The image is "The Forest at Pontaubert" by Georges Seurat, torn in half to represent the choice of one or the other." Clever girl.
Then there was mine - which I made a couple of false starts on until I settled on my design. My poem is Hope by Emily Dickinson. Of course you have to use birds to go along with it! This is the front of my envelope.
Now I have been using this poem as a little mantra for a very long time - so you would think I would know the words by heart. I stamped the first 2 lines on the back of my envelope (the graphics are old wrapping paper)...
But as you can see by the little ATC I made to go inside, I have this thing about wings and feathers! LOL Oh well, I don't think anyone minds at all! Mistakes keep us humble, right? Next month - Going Gothic....Enjoy, Jewels


  1. All of the pieces are beautiful, I am sorry i could not do this with you. I especially love your poem, images and the way you wound the words around. I also have a thing for feathers!!! xoxo

  2. Wow what great mail art. so pretty so beautifully created.
    have a beautiful week and sending hugs

  3. I love these pieces of mail art! The poem you chose is one of my favorites, also.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog re: the vintage glue book pages. I am glad I took the time to join in this swap!

  4. It is sooo neat to see all of our MailArt together. We be awesomely (is there such a word?) creative, each so different. I had so much fun doing the haiku, just had a hard time deciding which poem to use. I am a big haiku fan. Very nice post, J. bb