|Mieke van Sambeeck|
This was started by Erin of Art-Is-Try. I found out about Erin's project from Andria of Drawing Near and thought it an easy and fun thing to do. The thought of little artistic gems travelling around the world delights me. If the project grew, as it should, then there would be thousands of these little treasures on their way around the globe. What a thought!
I commented on Andria's site and duly received the most delightful package, decorated with stamps, flags, and tape....
What looks like an airmail envelope is in fact a lovely little handmade booklet....
... and an enclosed plastic sleeve contained all these wonderful goodie for me to use in collage. YAY!! Maybe those bits will end up in that book?
Thank you Andria.
The three who responded to my post were...
Mieke of Short Snippets
Robyn of rObfOs
Deb of Deb Ammerman Art and Design
Well, Mieke is a friend who belongs to the same art group as I...COMA, the Collaboration of Maleny Artists, so I see her fairly often. I knew what she would really like and I could deliver it by hand, which I did. Soooo, I made her a special piece and hung it on a buna cord. These 'bits' are very beachy... coral, and a pebble and driftwood I found on the beach.
Thank you Mieke.
I have not met Robyn, but she is a Queenslander and I checked out her site to try and get an idea of what she would like. I decided to make a mixed media ATC and include some interesting papers in the package, and a ceramic brooch that I'd made.
Thank you Robyn.
Finally, I was so pleased that my last participant was from the other side of the world, the USA. After all, that was my idea about the whole thing.
Deb's site showed me her interest in mixed media and collage AND she had left an encouraging comment on my 'Rust' post. I just had to use some of my rust-printed fabric on a collage for her, and include a piece of the fabric for her to play with.
|Framing The Moon|
So you see, it was all worth it. I loved making for a 'special' person, and hope you visit my three recipients and join the 'Pay It Forward' challenge.