June exchange: the last two envelopes

I forgot to share with you the last two envelopes I got through the PTE June exchange. Firs a very nice envelope from Kate, with inside, as usual, a beautiful zentangle.




Then an envelope from Grace, made from a paper bag!


Interesting question from Philippe

As an echo a subject of a recent Philosophy exam that took place in France recently (in the scope of the “baccalauréat”), Philippe asks the question: Is mail art necessarily  beautiful? You have four hours to answer this question ;-)


Coffee themed paper bag envelopes

Being a serious coffee addict I have a bunch of bags from Nespresso that I need to recycle. So I made two new coffee themed envelopes.
One for Nicole Eippers, adding of course a nice little pig.



And one for Willemien Visser.


Another set of contributions

A nice paper bag that traveled without issues despite the handles. It was sent by Pascale Championnet. I love the “cocotte en papier” (I don’t know how this “paper hen” is called in English). It reminded me my childhood when I was a big fan of Origami and when I tried to fold the “smallest paper hen of the world”. I think the smallest I did was using a 5x5 mm square.



A colorful envelope sent from Greece by Maria Chorianopoulou




And a nice envelope sent by Vesna Majer from Croatia.



Exchange with Jocelyne Depierre

Jocelyne sent me this nice collage made on a paper bag envelope.


My answer is also a collage, made on a simple red paper gift bag.


Exchange with Diane Bertrand

A charming contribution coming from Diane in Canada.
And the envelope she used to send it.





My answer was made from a disposal bag from Air Canada.


More paper bags

I’m very late blogging some of the contributions that I received. So in order to catch up a bit, I have decided to group some of them in the same post. Otherwise if I share only one contribution per post as I have done before, it will take ages before I share everything with you.
First here is an envelope sent by Troy Brooks. A very nice grocery bag from Whole Foods Market. I really like  the Harvey Milk stamps and the rainbowish earth stamp.




Then a sending from Deborah Dutton, using a Trader Joe’s bag.



And a large envelope send from Australia by Robyn Banks with a super hero theme that I love. Sorry for the scan but the envelop was so big that I could not scan it completely.




Found poetry for Phillip Lerche

Few weeks ago, I shared with you the invitation that Phillip sent me to participate to his found poetry challenge. Time has come to share with you the result. Here is the card I sent.



And here is the envelope I made to send it.


Both are made using the digital kit “Academic” from Jen Maddocks Design.

A bunch of contributions from the “confraria de arte postal Selus”

I received this large envelope from Brazil.



It is coming from the “confraria de arte postal Selus”, which seems to be a group of mail artists. The envelope was filled with eight (yes eight! ) very nice contributions to my paper bag mail art call.

First this envelop from Solange Keller.




Then three envelopes from Heloisa Sonaglio








One envelope from Joel Silva




One envelope from Lavinia Thys




And two envelopes from Maria Luiza Cangeri.




Luggage shaped item from Christiane Hurel

Christiane has spent one month in Sydney and she sent me this very cool contribution from there!




Exchange with Jean Paul Podevin

My paper bag mail art call is bringing me a lot of new contacts, which is very good. As for this nice sending from Jean Paul, made with a bag from a Carrefour store.




My answer to Jean Paul is made from a bread paper bag.


Bread paper bags

Among all paper bag envelopes that I have received so far, the ones made from a paper bags used to wrap bread are clearly the most common (In second position come pharmacy bags…). Three items I received recently go in this direction. Two from Philippe Charron and one from Uwe Klein. To be noted that the first one from Philippe (the one with the orange circle) has a very unusual design for this type of bag…