Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good day, pink envelope

pink with plenty of postage

This fabulous piece of mail art came to me all the way from Australia, from the creative gal behind Goodnight Little Spoon. She is, in fact, a member of the International Union of Mail Artists, and her professionalism shows.

I mentioned in my response to her that I was just sort of amazed that the Australia Post didn't get confused by all those awesome foreign stamps. Somehow I figure the U.S. Postal Service wouldn't be tickled about that, but I love the effect. Woodpecker stamp!

I think the envelope is handmade, and the paper has this kind of silky, creamy feel while still being very fibrous. I had to open most tenderly with my letter opener, in order to keep the envelope intact. But I appreciate a good challenge every now and again.

This is not art

She blogged about this letter right when she wrote it, and I do encourage you to check out that link because she shows some wonderful photos of what she calls "mail tag." She sent me some mail tag, and it is a fabulous idea, I highly recommend it. It's a wonderfully creative and interesting way of exchanging information with people, and comes in especially handy with new pen pals when you're getting to know each other.

And beyond the mail tag, it was a heckuva fine letter. I do believe Miss Spoon posts her address right on her blog, so she's another one of those mail addicts like myself who is open to surprises from all corners.

This is not art!

Tee hee.


  1. What a neat thing to get in the post a letter in a hand made envelope with stamps from other countries on them all the way from Austrailia! I used to write to someone from Australia and New Zealand years ago and the letters never looked as nice. I discontinued the Austrailian after about a year because the woman turned out to be so dull and boring with nothing interesting to say. I think it is a plus that your Australian correspendent has something interesting to say to you in her letters. That makes it all the more fun to get her letters. Books have been made out of collections of letters. So one better know how to write and have something important and interesting to write about. :)
    When I was 19 years old I sent an ex letters I would send in hand made envelopes and the post office actually delivered them to him lol. I would just fold note book paper into the shape of an envelope.Making an envelope can be easy to do. But this correspondent of yours was all the more creative with her Caligraphy or block letters she used on the address part of the envelope.

  2. that is awesome and really pretty in my opinion . Love the foreign stamps always have . great blog thanks for sharing .