Monday, July 25, 2011

Mail art from Egypt

Mail art skulls from Egypt

Remember my post about my first postcard from Egypt? I wrote her back, of course, and she has sent me some fantastic mail art!

Mail art skull envelope from Egypt, back

I am totally enamored of the skull theme, which she carried on to both sides. I am so taken with envelopes that people draw on so much like this... I decorate envelopes with stamps and stickers and washi tape, but I don't do so much with my own hand drawing. I have said many times I wish I drew more, and I think I need to let envelopes like this inspire me! It is really a gift to know that someone took the time to illustrate something like this all by hand.

Egyptian stamps

Here's a closer look at those excellent stamps, too - she even enclosed a couple of new, uncanceled ones. So cool! I know it's almost cliche for Americans to have Egyptology crushes, but I admit to having a fascination that stems back to childhood... so these stamps were an extra treat.