First Page of Snail Mail Project by izzybeth

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I was not sure how to approach this Snail Mail project, so I began by finding a 8″×8″ card-stock and adding to it found objects.

First, I tore to shreds an old card, and I glued the pieces around the border of the card-stock. Next, I located a nifty paper punch that cuts out bird shapes. I found some decorative paper then punched out a flock of birds to place on the blue page. I decided to add a little wooden stick , and embroidery thread to the little red lantern on the top left corner of the page. Then sprinkled itty bitty greenish-blue marbles to the page and finished it off with red paint and high gloss varnish. This was to be the first page.

On the second page, I added a little business card and repeated the bird and lantern motif. From a magazine I cut letters to create a word phrase.

And on the back of each page is a little hand written letter for readers to enjoy.

Ever since the beginning of memory, I drew, painted, and crafted. As a child, above our family couch was a painting of lush woods and trail leading to a cottage house. I followed the trail with my mind’s eye and invented a family that lived in the cottage. Sometimes I would ”sit“ under a painted tree and imagine the world of the painting. My orientation shifted, I was no longer sitting on the couch, I was under the artfully rendered tree. This was the beginning of a love affair with art.

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  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

    THis is really cool Beth! You are certainly VERY creative!! ;-)

  • Julie, I just discovered that you probably did not even ge this reply. So again a bit late though, thank you.

    – izzybeth

  • izzybeth
    izzybethabout 6 years ago

    Julie, thank you very much.

  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulabout 6 years ago

    Hey izzybeth. . . this type of work fascinates me. There’s an intimacy to it that strikes a strong connection to my inner landscape. Maybe it’s because I am aware of the soul involved in the process and I find that appealing. Congrats on chasing down this idea. Congrats!

  • Ah… thank you so very much, my paintedsoul friend.

    – izzybeth

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 6 years ago

    Lovely work! xx

  • Leena,
    thank you.

    – izzybeth

  • Marcia Luly
    Marcia Lulyabout 6 years ago

    A beautiful creation…you have used some very nice Japanese paper here!

  • Lulybelle,
    Thank you for taking time to comment on my work. I did enjoy finding the paper. Even as a child, I enjoyed searching for the perfect fabric with my mother in the fabric stores. And there is an easy transfer from fabric to paper in my love for patterns and texture.

    Thank you again.

    – izzybeth

  • Lila Alias
    Lila Aliasabout 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful!!! (: Fantastic work!

  • Lila, thank you so much. I will soon be visiting your offerings. Grins to you.

    – izzybeth

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...about 6 years ago

    Oh what fun! This is really neat!

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    A lot of love has to go into something like this, well done Beth…xxxxxxxxx

  • Andrew Price
    Andrew Priceabout 6 years ago

    Agreed! Good!

  • Thank you again Andrew.

    – izzybeth

  • Andrew Price
    Andrew Priceabout 6 years ago

    Most welcome! :)

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