Monday, June 26, 2017

Mail on Monday...

Fun mail came in this past week. The pushing the envelope challenge always gives me something to look forward to.
from the two Jeans!
Jean R. had lettered a quote from Mary Oliver, one of my favorite poets. Her copperplate was exquisite..and the love stamp worked perfectly. White lettering on the love stamp and white lettering on the blue envelope, very clever.  Jean W., who organizes, runs and masterminds the Pushing the Envelope exchange sent me a lovely envelope, lettered in white, and accented with colored pencils. I loved the owl stamps she used.

Basketball
Susan used my name to expand the basketball stamp to the edge of the envelope (right in time for the NBA draft). As a basketball/Celtics/Kevin Garnett, AB, IT Brad Stevens fan, this was perfect for me. Janet's envelope is underneath, love the gold accents on the blue lettering. Even more special was the card she enclosed of her painting, Boat on a Beach in Ireland.
Janet's watercolor
This could rank with my favorite mail yet,  So love it, I may need to frame it!!!
And finally my mail for the exchange is going out.
A dazzle of Zebras.
One of Fi's expressions that I have adopted to deal with those things that are beyond my control is...not my zebra, not my zoo, so that was my inspiration for the month's exchange. I paired it with the save vanishing species stamp of a tiger.  On the bottom of the address side, I've written "it's a jungle out there in homage to Randy Newman, and one of my favorite tv shows, Monk.   Sending you good wishes and a little bit of dazzle.  Hakuna Matata!
The envelope please.

7 comments:

  1. Your mail is fabulous--incoming and outgoing. The painting of the boat is beautiful. That particular Mary Oliver poem is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I was thrilled with the note card depicting the boat, such a pleasant surprise. I love Mary Oliver poems. It is hard to pick a favorite, but that one is right up there. Wishing you some happy mail!

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  2. WOW, this is amazing. I simply adore the beautiful zebra mail you created, and the song is perfect. I was a BIG fan of Monk, too. "I could be wrong, but you know I'm not."

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. It was a great show, and just thinking of the song made me smile. Glad that it made you smile too.

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  3. Amazing mail! Your dazzle cards an envelopes made mw smil. Clever use of lettering.

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    1. Always happy to make you smile CJ. Great talking with you today; that made me smile. Thank you so much for the compliments. Looking forward to our Art date!

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  4. Your mail exchange looks like great fun...and what a treat to receive all that interesting mail.Love the "not my zebra..." quote; great advice!
    I also like your blog's design...didn't know blogger could be so colorful!
    Cheers~

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