The merry band of
two three swappers,
recently swapped a Postcard and Mail Art
with Jewels' suggested theme of
The Language of Flowers.
Jewels and Lenna were very patient
waiting for mine (life was getting in
the way of arting, grrr!), but they have
finally received them.
I chose daisies as my flower.
innocence, purity and loyal love.
I thought the three young girls in the image
(which I've had on my computer for ages
and can't remember where it came from)
looked like innocent bright eyed daisies,
as in the sweet poem by Christina Rossetti.
|(Daisy chain Mail Art)|
I have a rubber stamp of a single daisy
and I used this to create the daisy chain
around the envelope. The petals are white
paint pen, tinted with pink Inktense pencil.
Lenna's vibrant postcard and Mail Art
BURST through my letterbox, bringing
some much needed colour and Florida
sunshine into the house!
Lenna took the photo of orange blossom
actually growing in her new yard!
|(Lenna - Orange Blossom)|
She included a very interesting sheet
explaining the history of orange blossom.
Orange Blossom symbolises innocence,
eternal love, marriage, fruitfulness,
fertility and happiness.
Read all about it on her blog HERE.
Btw, I rather like being addressed as
'the awesome' Jo Urbani.
Just saying ;)
Jewels made and sent her lovely postcard
and Mail Art from Canada, where she has
only limited supplies.
You really wouldn't know, they're super!
She chose French Willow as her flower.
French Willow symbolises
bravery and humility.
|(Jewels - French Willow)|
The quote, "You never know how brave
you are until being brave is your
only choice" is so true.
The image of the flower has been printed
onto yellow tissue paper.
The envelope is sheer painty goodness :)
Read all about hers on her blog HERE.
Our next swap is planned with a swap date
for the end of the month.
Jewels has come up with yet another
brilliant theme, that has
an 'added ingredient'!