My friend Susan at artstream gallery asked me to participate in an International Art Exchange.
At first, I thought, "nah". Sounds too much like a chain letter. Well, it is structured like a chain letter where you send one piece of art to the person on the top of a two-person list. And then wait for the mail to deliver up to 36 pieces of art in return. Theoretically, from everywhere. Doubting Thomas that I am, I didn't really think I'd get anything in return mail. But still . . . . I sent off my package to Flossy-P in Australia. Flossy blogged about the Art Exchange on December 1 and included photos of the gifts she'd recieved -- all from New Hampshire and Maine. ....... Then, on Friday, I received my first exchange in the mail. From Jenny, the quiltcookie, in North Carolina.
Kathy Lee, fiber artist from Old Orchard Beach in Maine.
I recently met Kathy at the Seacoast Area Fiber Artists, a textile group of about 10 women artists founded by Wen Redmond. Wen has a studio in the old Salmon Falls Mill and a few months ago emailed to invite me to join the group. I did. Happily.
. . . . not to be greedy.....but......maybe there will be another package in the mail ......
Now, when I got my mail on Friday, the package from Jenny in North Carolina looked like this
ripped .. torn .. and dirty ..
It was placed inside a clear plastic envelope by the USPS with big, black, bold letters upon it reading:
It's quite amazing that I received it at all and in good condition.
But it was....in fine perfect pristine condition.
We are technically 15 days from the official start of winter.
it snowed last night
and we awoke to this
..... looking east from my living room window.....
... the lane going southwest from our house in the woods.....
Have a happy, creative, lovely Sunday!