Saturday, February 02, 2013

More on Saturday, Mail Art plus

 The quotes on the reverse of these cards are from the Dalai Lama XIV.

They have been very satisfying for me and seem to "resonate" with people.

The Lama surely knows what he's talking about!




For instance, the quote on this one:
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." 

And this one: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

The source of material for these cards is an old Paris guide book, VERY old, and old receipts for goods, that are also VERY old. I add the rubber stamp image, reproduction post marks.

With this one, I got daring, I broke the grid and angled the paper. It give the composition more action.
 This is a treat from my friend Dean, in Paris. I joined his banana group. I'm not sure what I'll do in the group but it's got to be banana related. Dean made this digital collage for me. How perfect that he lives somewhere that there are Mim stores.

This past week, I got a wonderful surprise. Mary E, a mail art buddy, sent me this gorgeous tiny tea cup, and an extra tiny saucer. It's just so gold and blue. I love it. Thanks, Mary!


PamelaArtsinSF said...

Love this collage series, Mim.

Margie said...

Gorgeous cup and saucer. What a lovely surprise!

uncustomary said...

Today I went to the post office and before I got to the front of the line a worker brought out a stack of packages for me (I get pretty great service at my small PO). I was really worried because I recognized one of the boxes I sent the teacups in but was really relieved that it was FROM you :) I'm so glad you liked the saucer and thank you so much for the yarn! You're wonderful. Have a great week.

mim said...

I couldn't let a lovely box, such as yours, go un-recycled back to you. Glad you got the yarn. Sorry can't make it to the NPM on Saturday.