Last week I received the most delightful mail art from Lisa Iversen.
First of all, the envelope was large and beautifully addressed with my name. Very intriguing mail from Skybridge Studios. I proceeded to flip it over and see a playful seal on the back.
Opening the envelope I immediately grabbed for the paper inside with some soft fabric rolled and sealed. I savored the moment and read some of the photocopied hand written letters reading each one slowly. For some reason I was drawn to "I will kill you if you touch! Don't make me do it, I don't like violence ... but I will kill you if I have to.Thank you. P.J." -
Wow, what was Lisa trying to tell me? - eyes scan across the paper and I see a small explanation that this note is a note to put on leftovers in the frig to detract thievery. Cute! The whole sheet is full of notes and suggested uses of the prose. Sort of like having a personal ghost writer - for every day uses. Genius.
I unfolded the rolled up piece of silken cloth to find a key.
I thought, hmmm ... lovely key. I wonder what this is all about. When I went to put the contents back in the envelope, I found a little note hidden behind the back flap from Lisa "I found a key."
So, she and I both found keys. I think the key that Lisa is SO cleverly referencing is the note on my IUOMA wall where I talk about my kindergarden balloon messaging project and the impact it had on my life. Notice on side two of the paper - the balloon wish by Jim De Pitts and the wish attached.
Awesome! and so personally connected. Love love love it!!! This is the kind of mail art - art in general - that I wish I could do. Art that gives the recipient an experience, moments to savor, question and ponder. A journey. Thanks Lisa. This was really great and I truly appreciate it!!!!
Angie (and Snooky)
I'll post larger images of the sheets with notes in my photo place if you want to see them better ...