Edited to add: I have selected Ginger as the next recipient. Thanks to all participants.
Have you heard about Sian's wonderful project From High in the Sky called "Pass the Book"? It's a wonderful way of sharing books and inspiration and making connections with other bloggers. You can read all about it and how it works at this link, but it's quite simple. Sian posts about a book, and if you are interested in the book, you leave a comment with the promise to read it, gather some inspiration from it, post about it on your blog, and then send it along to someone who comments on your post. I was the lucky recipient of "Good Mail Day," and I've really enjoyed it. It's all about the world of "postal art" and the "good mail" network, where participants send "good mail" to each other, receiving the same in return. It certainly opened up a whole new window on the world to me! Even if you're not ready to take the plunge into the world of postal art, the book contains lots of wonderful technique ideas that can be applied to other paper crafts.
The book inspired me to send out a few "good mail" missives:
I've stuck mainly with a postcard format for this round, using rubber stamps, collage images and other goodies from my stash. The postcard on the left has two little envelopes in which I have tucked folded, stamped inserts on which I could write. And yes, I'm going to attempt to send the spray ink bird through the mail, as is, no envelope. It's mounted on a piece of mat board, with another piece of watercolor paper on the other side, which has the addressee's information. I'm not sure what my post office is going to say when I go to mail it today, but I'll let you know! The book has also given me another BIG inspiration . . . to create an art journal class focusing on using letters, text and mail as the basis for the journal itself. I'm super excited about this idea, and I'll likely be offering the class in April.
If you're interested in receiving "Good Mail Day" as the next pass the book participant, just leave me a comment below. I'll choose a name in about a week and then send the book on its way . . . in a beautifully decorated package, of course!