Paper bag from Rachael Thomas

Another nice sending from Rachael who used a bag from “Blick art materials” a famous art supplies store.

Sent to Micu

I recently came across a cute vintage illustration that reminded me of a famous French song from Michel Jonasz called “Les vacances au bord de la mer” (holidays at the sea side). This is a song I LOVE. I used this illustration to create an envelope for Micu.

Paper bag from Mzia Valerian

Valerian sent me this nice contribution to my paper bag mail art call. She used a bag used for bread. I love the slogan written in three different languages

The envelopes I sent for the April exchange

It is time to reveal the envelopes I sent for the April exchange. I played again with my computer to recreate the look of mixed media envelopes. On the last one I added some digital stamp.

The letter Z from Nadine Lenain

Over the last months/years, Nadine has sent me one envelope for each letter of the alphabet. Here is the last one with the Z.

As a bonus a very nice frog and a funny zebra.

More paper bags from me

I used again a “bread” paper bag to answer one of the last contributions from Phillip. This is the type of bag you get when you buy a “baguette”, the traditional French piece of bread. Well in this case this is more when you buy two, because the bag is larger than usual, dimensioned to contain two baguettes.

Again to Phillip and also to Iryna, I sent an envelope made from a bag coming from a stationary store that I love in Paris and called “L’art du papier” (the art of paper). They sell all sort of thinks around paper. They have several shops in Paris, I usually go to the one located in Montparnasse as it is near my favorite café.

March exchange, the other envelopes

The two last envelopes received as part of the March exchange: first one from Jean R and the second one from Hester.

Sent to Nicole Eippers

Nicole has sent me a nice paper bag envelope for my call, so I sent her as an answer an envelope made from a brown bag that I embellished a bit with some pigs!

Received from Kerosene

A lovely sending from Kerosene.

La Felicidad, certificate of participation

Some time ago I participated to the “Happiness” mail art call (click here to see my contribution). In return I received this certificate of participation plus a wonderful art piece from Antonia Mayol Castello.

Received from Fabiene Lebaron

A second very nice contribution from Fabiene.

La linea

I don’t know if this cartoon was famous everywhere but I liked it when I was a kid. It is called “La Linea” indicating clearly that it came from Italy. I recently read an article about it and it gave me the idea for an envelope. And of course, Marco seemed to be the right person to send it to.

Incoming from Phillip Lerche

Here are three very nice items received from Phillip.

First, a fantastic bag from the Warhol store located in Pittsburg. The bag is very nice and look at these stamps! None of them got cancelled, unfortunately, but this is always better than a black marker cancel!

And then two iconic symbols of America: McDonald’s and Starbuck’s! I love the matching colors between the stamps and the bags.

Phillip sent me also a very nice piece of one of his collage.

Sent to Jocelyne Depierre

To answer Jocelyne’s contribution, I used a simple brown paper bag to make an envelope and I embellished it a bit around the theme of “hat”, one of her favorite themes. I used some of my washi tape, a stencil from Tim Holtz and some collage element.

Received from Nancy Dickson

A new contribution from Nancy to my Paper bag mail art call, with a very nice way to write my name and the address. Fantastic result.

Birds, birds, birds…

Being busy answering all the nice paper bag contributions, I must admit that I haven’t much time left for my more “traditional” digital mail art activity. I nevertheless made recently two envelopes picturing birds using the Bricolage digital kit from Jen Maddocks Design. One for Adrienne.

And one for Simon.

Received from Corinne Parchantour

I haven’t exchanged with Corinne since quite some time so I was happy to receive her contribution for my new call. She used a bag from Mango which is a clothes shop, I think? I like the way she played with the “Man” and the “Go”.

Received from Jeanne Marie Roch

A new contact sent me this very nice contribution. Jean Marie must have known I like wines ;-) And look at this gorgeous wax seal that traveled without any issue through the postal system. Sometimes the French Post does good things…

Happy Easter

Micu sent me this cute handmade Star Wars Easter card. A happy easter I wish to you.

Exchange with Robin Moore

The last letter I sent to Robin was sent in an envelope made from a paper bag I got at the Buckingham Palace shop. This does not show very well on the scan but the bag has a golden color. It would have been better to send this envelope from the UK but unfortunately I did not think of it…

Robin answered me with an envelope made from a brown paper bag that she decorated with the new “hipster” stamps from Tim Holtz. I just love the result.

And my answer was sent in a bag I painted and stamped.