A Halloween Mail Art Afternoon


Yesterday, after the tornado sirens stopped wailing and alarming apparently only me, I joined Donovan & friends for a Halloween Mail Art afternoon. I wish I had taken a picture of her table filled with large spooky sheets of paper, washi tape, pens, envelopes, rubber stamps and little bits that we picked through for our pieces of postal goodness. I wrote one letter, then decided to focus on envelope-making (& talking) for the rest of our time.

See the little ticket on the orange envelope? Yep, that is E.T…don’t you just want to hug him (while wondering who would make an E.T. rubber stamp?) There is just something so soothing about taping and gluing a bunch of stuff on an envelope. Now, if only I could catch up on my letter writing and fill those envelopes this week!

Donovan made each of us a treat bag filled with vintage and new Halloween ephemera to use on our mail art. I am in love with those vintage apothecary labels!

It was the perfect spooky day to partake in spiced hot cider and create some creepy mail. Thanks for hosting, Donovan!

(The last two pictures were taken as the sirens were going off, alerting us to the tornado that never came. I figured, if the old people in my building were going out for an afternoon walk, I was safe enough cloud watching from the balcony…)

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7 thoughts on “A Halloween Mail Art Afternoon

  1. Love all of the mail art! I need to get off my butt and start making treat bags for the neighbourhood kids

  2. Mom says:

    Glad no tornado so you could go out & enjoy your spooky mail art day. Love it all.

  3. Hubster says:

    As always, your artwork and the knack for craft are amazing, hon! xoxoxoxo, Hubster

  4. Donovan says:

    It was a joy to have you! I have some “in action” photos up on Flickr if you need them, but I think yours are great! Thank you for coming.

  5. cath says:

    Last week I found my first two rolls of washi tape! Before visiting your blog I had never heard of it. Your envelopes are both beautiful and inviting me to try making my own a bit more colourful.

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