One of the many perks of running this group is receiving all the beautiful envelopes you use to send your swap items.
Some of you seem to put as much effort into your envelopes as you do the art inside! I can never bring myself to toss them in the recycle bin. Sometimes I reuse these envelopes, but most of the art I make is sent "naked" through the mail, and the beautiful envelopes pile up.
Last weekend I had the brilliant idea to bind them into a book.
Many of you include the occasional extra tidbit in your envelope as a "hostess gift." It might be a scrap of your painted paper, an ATC you created, cool images, random text, or other little bits of ephemera. These have been piling up in a basket on my desk with the intention of using them "soon."
Building on the momentum of my envelope book, I finally dove into the basket. One night I grabbed a blank sketchbook and my glue stick and spent a pleasant evening watching a movie and creating loose collages with your stuff. Here's an example:
It's cut and paste therapy, and so good for my soul.
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Thank you all for inspiring me and sharing with me.
I love this group.