Back in March Nathalie from An Artists Legacy asked if I would alter a coaster with an oriental theme. A few people would be doing this for her and she would alter a box for them to be kept in. What a lovely idea, thought I, and Nathalie sent me the coaster (plus a spare), and some collage materials. This packet was put on a pile (one of many) and it was gradually buried and hidden from view. I managed to find it again a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed altering these coasters (I couldn't resist doing them both). The first one, with its soft muted colours, has a vintage geisha theme and the other one is far more modern with clashing vibrant colours.
I popped them in a Mail Art jiffy bag which amusingly the US Customs people were suspicious of it and opened it for investigation (Nathalie is convinced it was the slightly unstuck Fortune Cookie that worried the officials, maybe they couldn't bear for it to become detached!). Anyway, having decided that it was not a risk to National Security or contraband, they resealed the envelope with the brightest green tape you could imagine. I'm really pleased that they have unwittingly joined in with some collaborative art (in the Post Office in the UK the post clerk stuck the Air Mail sticker on upside down and I congratulated him on contributing to my Mail Art - information which he met with silence).
Thank you, Nathalie, for this fun project.
Please consider me for any more -
I promise I'll be quicker next time!