SO many FABS :-) - not too many comments :-(

If you've got time and money (just a few cents - sense? ) be sure to attend David Staffords School for the Natural Lowering of Self Esteem. IF he does not succeed with your self esteem, I am certain he can achieve lowering your hair.  Especially hers. Although, the bouffant - is it coming back? 

IF that School does not appeal to you, attend the Daycare for Your inner Chid. This daycare comes with the all inclusive offer of a wildebeest who attended the afore mentioned school. Hence his wilting horns.

Diane Keys told me there were three cards - "Tragedy happens in 3's. Why is life so painful sometimes?" The tragedy here is that only two cards have arrived :-( - I'm not too certain what this means??? Beautiful technique on a letter dated February 8th 1988. When ink weeps, it loads like this for sure. 1988.  where was I?  - No, think I'll keep that one to myself :-)))! Thank you DK.

A while back, Vals 'old' hhmmm... IUOMA friends were kept entertained by his 7 Post Office Stories. Now they come in book format - a LIMITED EDITION of 4. Um, I hate to brag over here, but I got 3/4. Yip, you SHOULD all be jealous - its a FAB! The forward reads: To Cheryl, Val wrote the stories, Katerina made them into a book" - and that came with best wishes (October 2011)

One of my favorite stories - Val's letter from Uncle Derek - Val's First Ever Letter - 17th October 1946. Some of us were just twinkles then :--))). VAL - its a treasure - thank you for sending me one - I can just imagine your conundrum in choosing WHO was gong to be a lucky recipient - LUCKY ME!!! :-) X

From the other CP - Catherine Petre - this has been a LONG time in showing - Heart Matters to CP2 for sure.  All the things closest to her, wrapped in beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made hearts. With the ribbon raveled, I can see the heart veins running through. And the matters are slightly veiled - we all show so much, but veil the rest. Its the only way the heart can remain intact.

and not forgetting her Red Heart ZALOP envelope

From Sue - AKA PrettyLily - the old favorite technique with tape transfers - I am CERTAIN I see a face in there! SO nice to see you in the mail again Sue ;-)X

From Katerina Nikolsou who is an exceedingly busy ZALOP-ist. In fact, MomKat is a REALLY BUSY mail artist - just as well! Keeps showing us up so that we work harder :-) - should I open the last envelopes? Will the essential secret of ZALOP be revealed?

Many thank for all the wonderful mail art I have been receiving. FAB day to all the Ether People :-) XXX

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 17, 2011 at 9:14am

If I wrote "e Thekwini"...that would surely confuse the Greek postal clerks even MORE, Cheryl ;-)

I think I will stick with Durban North....just so they know where on the map you are! Yay!

Comment by cheryl penn on November 17, 2011 at 7:10am

I don't know how Durban North got here faster :-)) - I think thats a flook! However you spell that... But yip, no 6 Kiaat Close, that AINT going to work :-)))X

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 17, 2011 at 1:06am

I'll come back for seconds. I have a hard time singling out individuals in these anthology blogs. BUT Sue's collage is killer. I wish I could figure out how to do that torn tape thing. Jon Foster invented that. That is very cool to have invented something like that. 

Comment by Marie Wintzer on November 16, 2011 at 11:39pm

A bit more comments now, no? I want to turn that :-( into a :-)

Comment by Marie Wintzer on November 16, 2011 at 8:16am

Is mail really arriving faster? OK, next time I'll try with "North Durban". One thing is sure. If you forget to write 6 Kiaat Close it will never arrive, that was tested too.

Comment by Jen Staggs on November 16, 2011 at 2:18am

A spectacular collection for everyone to appreciate and envy!

Comment by Marie Wintzer on November 15, 2011 at 11:41pm

Glad you were able to blog those, cp-sa. I'll HAVE to sign up for that daycare. Oh, and I love the photo of the heart! Those are all fantastic pieces!

Comment by cheryl penn on November 15, 2011 at 9:42pm

Skybridge - for sure - when you book your ticket let me know :-) - I'll be sure to leave my adult behind. I quite honestly already don't cart it everywhere, so it wont miss me while i'm gone.  Katerina - your envelope arrived yesterday and I needed a grand finale for my blog :-)! For sure I'll photograph Vals letter on the morrow - or maybe Val still has a hard copy he can post? VVAAALLL yoooohoooo????? DVS - I'll take the chemicals instead of the hot coals I think. Its easier on the sole :-).  David - cornucopia for sure! Getting your 'roll' - which ie didn't resemble an envelope was quite something! The Bouffant Lady is a beautiful drawing - I'm just suffering from hair-envy obviously - o - and wildebeest-envy - he is SO CUTE and forlorn :-) XX

 

 

Comment by David Stafford on November 15, 2011 at 8:51pm

A cornucopia! Thanks for blogging, Cheryl!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on November 15, 2011 at 4:59pm

A feast for the eyes, for sure. As they say, "It's all good." In particular, though, I've been a follower of David Stafford's lowering your self-esteem naturally program. It's a hell of a lot better than chemical alternatives. I'm wondering if there are retreats or workshops where you walk on hot coals or something.

 

Fantastic blog!

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