I have been waiting not very patiently for
the latest Mail Art to arrive.
I knew Lenna Young Andrew's artwork was on its way but like a watched kettle, it seemed to never arrive (or boil!).
The theme is still "Where I Live" and
Lenna lives in Bradenton, Florida.
This wonderfully over the top envelope made me laugh
when I saw it - it is such fun!
A stitched envelope with paper collage, stamping,
embossing, sand (?!) and even some netting.
There is so much to take in and enjoy.
Lenna has got some superb rubber stamps
just great for Mail Art
('Mail Art mingles hearts',
'A day without mail is like Sunday' and my favourite,
'Let me know if you don't receive this').
On the back is a tourist information map of the local area with an arrow pointing us in the direction of Lenna's home.
The envelope was stuffed full with different postcards, wonderful photographs of indigenous wildlife (and a sweet photograph of Lenna and husband Steven) and information about local places of interest.
DD Hope was having a good look through them all and was particularly interested in a delightful postcard detailing Florida's sea shells. "Oh, that's just great!" she said. I looked at the shell she was pointing at, unusually called
Guess what? She's having a tooth removed tomorrow!
So much work, thought and effort has gone into the creation of this gorgeous Mail Art.
Thank you, Lenna.
Note: Lenna runs Creative Swaps (I'm currently involved in her 'Little Books' swap), and her
other blog is Creative Lenna.
And there was another mailbox treat for me....
I recently won a giveaway by funny clever Carmen at Whoopidooings.
I won a NINJA!
This little treasure is from
and you can find many more sweet Ninjas there, all needing a forever family.
The Love Heart sweet looks so real.
Thank you, Carmen.
Ninja-girl has settled in already and is much loved.
Despite her karate chop action and double leg kick reflex
when the phone rings.