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…)