This is a Sand Book, only 7cm square, about 3 inches. It is part of a project/event that Marcela in Argentina is having in May. From "Sand Book" discussion at Haptic group, Marcela writes that she will:
"...be making a Sand Book by the Paraná River, at Rosario´s public beach in May.There´s a Perfomance meeting 5, 6 and 7 th May and I´ll be writting along the riverside all the words related to the shore.
I´m inviting you to write here all your ideas, thoughts and poetry about this to include it in my sandbook. You can also add images that I´ll print and set at the beach, or send postcards of you own shore....
Does someone want to make some Sandbook at the same time?"
And of course, we want to make sand books on our beach...by the sea, by the ocean, by the river...even in the park and kiddies playground. We can make sandbooks and/or photos and send to Marcela, also to others in the group, so that all together, at our own sandy-spots on May 5-6-7 we can, worldwide, participate in this Sand Book event.
I shall save this sand book that Helen sent and display it on the sandy shore of the Aegean Sea, along with other "sand" images or sand books that may come my way ;-)
I received Helen's mail art on April 6th, and thought how beautiful the soft textures of the handmade paper is with flower petals embedded, and an amazing stitched edge..."muchly merz"! But then, Helen told me to cut-the-stitches as there was something inside!
from the "Aussie beach" and other images also fill the inside covers.
(And "Rosie" must be the doggie that loves the beach ;-)