Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lots of Mail: Incoming

Some swap-bot postcards and a package sized letter from my friend Stephen.
 Stephen was awesome and wrote on these cool magazine pages.


More incoming mail- postcards from swapbotters and a letter from a 365er I think, and a letter from my friend Kevin, aka The Fox, and a letter from my honey!


The drawing my sweetie sent me:


Another horse postcard.  This one is from Assateague Island.  I grew up only 30 minutes away from Assateague and Chincoteague, and I love and miss those islands... and the wild ponies!

Lots of Mail : outgoing

OUTGOING

Loon Letter
 sticker on the back - I love these stickers from Dover Books... and these Tiffany stained glass windows are just incredibly beautiful. I would love to see one in real life.


 Letter going out to one of my oldest friends and oldest penpals (since 2nd grade!)


 Going out to Karen from Canada who is the second person to request a book postcard from my new project!  She got Wuthering Heights.



Postcards sent out for a swap-bot swap, along with their stamps




 Letter front and back to my cousin, Shelby.  As of right now the Hawaiian Rain Forest stamps are the only fun ones at my post office, so I'm using  a lot of their selvage to decorate these days.



 Swap-bot swap going out for Poem in Your Pocket Day.  The swap was to send your partner a poem that they can carry around in their pocket on Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 14th.  I chose two gems from Shel Silverstein and printed out his drawings too, which just make his poetry in my opinion.  It was for the 100 Acre Woods Group, which is themed around children's literature, so Shel Silverstein seemed very fitting.



For another swap-bot project, this time in a Jane Austen themed group.  The swap was to send a postcard with a quote from your favorite Austen book.  I can never decide whether I like Pride and Prejudice or Persuasion better, but I went with two quotes from Persuasion:
"I am not fond of the idea of my shrubberies being always approachable." and "But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days."


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adopt Penguin Books Postcards

I am setting up my own postcard adoption project, inspired by PostMuse's Orphaned Postcard Project.  I recently bought a box of 100 Penguin Books Postcards...





So now I am offering them up for adoption.  I will slowly be putting the list up of the titles of the books included.  You can request a postcard of a book that you've read, I'll send it to you in an envelope and probably with a little note hello, and then on the back you'll write something about the book, what you thought of it, a memory linked to it, anything! and then send it back to me.  And I will document it on my blog! I'm excited to start.








So, you can email me at jouaient@gmail.com to request one 
or send me a letter requesting one.










ADOPT POSTCARDS FROM PENGUIN

1. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence
 
3. The Lost Girl - D. H. Lawrence
 
4. Men Without Women - Ernest Hemingway
 
5. Black Mischief - Evelyn Waugh
 
6. Flying Dutchman - Anthony Fokker
 
7. My Man Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse
 
8. The Rights of Man - H. G. Wells
9. One of our Submarines - Edward Young
 
10. There must be a Pony! - Jim Kirkwood
 
11. The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield
 
12. Pearls and Men - Louis Kornitzer
 
13. Mantrap - Sinclair Lewis
 
14. Aircraft Recognition - R. A. Saville-Sneath
 
15. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
 
16. Rabbit, Run - John Updike
 
17. Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh
 
18. Siren Land - Norman Douglas
 
19. Cakes and Ale - W. Somerset Maugham
 
20. Britain in the Sixties: The Other England - Geoffrey Moorhouse
 
21. Man and Superman - Bernard Shaw 

22. Common Sense about Smoking - Fletcher, Cole, Jeger, & Wood


23. Still She Wished For Company - Margaret Irwin


24. Together - Norman Douglas


25. Wuthering Heights -  Emily Brontë

26. Chosen Words - Ivor Brown

27. Warfare by Words  - Ivor Thomas

28. Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Ernest, Salomé - Oscar Wilde
29. Brighton Rock - Graham Greene

30. Siamese White - Maurice Collis

31. Civilization - Clive Bell

32. Keeping Poultry and Rabbits on Scraps - Goodchild & Thompson

33. Hotel Splendide - Ludwig Bemelmans

34. The Penguin Poets: Robert Burns - Robert Burns

35. Sweet Danger - Margery Allingham

36. The Odyssey - Homer

37.  The Common Reader - Virginia Woolf

38. Soft Growing Fruit - Raymond Bush

39. England's Green and Pleasant Land - J. W. Robertson Scott

40. The Penguin Modern Painters : Edward Burra

41. The Horizontal Man - Helen Eustis

42. The Buildings of England : Middlesex

43. Explosives -  John Read

44. The Body in the Library -  Agatha Christie

45. Ariel - André Maurois

46. A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf

47. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

48. Fantasy-Overture : Romeo and Juliet - Tschaikovsky

49. The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism - Bernard Shaw

50. British Herbs - Florence Ranson

51. Music at Night -  Aldous Huxley

52. Country Life - H. E. Bates

53. Not To Be Taken - Anthony Berkeley

54. The Conquest of Gaul - Caesar

55. Sailing - Peter Heaton

56. Thinking to Some Purpose - L. Susan Stebbing

57. An Introduction to Modern Architecture - J. M. Richards

58. The Compleat Angler - Izaak Walton

59. Dangerous Curves - Peter Cheyney

60. The Penguin Poets : A Book of English Poetry - Chaucer to Rossetti
 


I will be updating the list, removing names once they have been requested.
There are 100 books in all.

Adopting Some Postcards

I'm participating in PostMuse's Orphaned Postcard Project, where you adopt a postcard from her, write something on it and send it back to her.

I adopted these three postcards.  Delaware, because I felt bad for it- no one had adopted a Delaware postcard yet and I used to live very close to Delaware on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The lavender fields in Provence, because as an undergrad I spent a semester abroad studying France in Aix-en-Provence.  The lavender wasn't in bloom when I was there, but I did go to a farm and soap-making facility.  I discovered that I am allergic to lavender in large quantities.

And Toy Story's Ken because I LOVE Toy Story! If I had Toy Story postcards of my own I would totally send one to my friend Dana.

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Speaking of adopting postcards, I am currently setting up my own postcard adoption project, inspired by PostMuse.  I recently bought a box of 100 Penguin Books Postcards...




So now I am offering them up for adoption.  I will slowly be putting the list up of the titles of the books included.  You can request a postcard of a book that you've read, I'll send it to you in an envelope and probably with a little note hello, and then on the back you'll write something about the book, what you thought of it, a memory linked to it, anything! and then send it back to me.  And I will document it on my blog! I'm excited to start. 








So, you can email me at jouaient@gmail.com to request one 
or send me a letter requesting one.

After I bought these at a local bookstore I found these online and I think that they're even more fun! I LOVE children's books.  Who knows, maybe I'll crack and buy a pack of these off of Amazon and add them to the project.

For now, the list will appear on the right hand side of the blog.
The first 10 in the series are now listed.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First Mail Art in it seems quite a while!



So, front & back, and then with the message wrapped around it and secured with a sticker. Then, the envelope, made from another one of those things I pick up free from BC.  I love how this turned out! Check out my awesome old stamps that match the stickers!  And I love that my friend Abby is now living in a town so small that I just write General Delivery instead of a street and number, etc.  How does she know when she gets mail? Does she just have to go check every so often? Ah, the mysteries of the postal system...
The "rock steady baby" was inspired by Aretha Franklin by the way.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Incoming Mail


My first letter from Felicity

It was a homemade aerogram (her 1st) and it came through the mail very nicely.

I love her Massachusetts stamp and the flamingo stamp!!

Funny thing is, we live in walking distance from each other! Maybe we can get together and make mailart sometime.









My friend Dana's first handmade envelope! It's beautiful, isn't it?!












I love the library theme and that it says "Contents" on the inside of the envelope.  Very clever, Dana  :-)

And she is coming to visit me tomorrow!!!

Outgoing Mail



 
Going out to Felicity Lingle

 
A St. Patrick's Day Postcard

I never realized how beautiful the Godiva chocolate logo is.  I've only eaten Godiva maybe once or twice, but I picked up a free catalog on campus.  I want that mug!!  Going out to a fellow horse lover.

Dinos!

I've been enjoying the many dinosaur postings on some of my favorite blogs lately!


INtangible Dinos

Dante's Wardrobe
 



dino mail art



 
a dino postcard I made of my favorite dinosaur: the Parasaurolophus!

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Outgoing Mail

Outgoing to Kijjit the Fox

 
I like how it is ripped by Darth Vader, so that it looks like the Force is tearing him apart.