Cousins For a Lifetime: Mixed Media Mail Art
Cousins for Life
Growing up I never had the pleasure of being close to my cousins. I was pretty much the only girl in a family full of boys, with the exception of two older girl cousins. While I was playing with dolls, they were dating boys. I was a bit envious of all the fun my brother had at cousin sleepovers or outings that I was never allowed to attend. I always wanted that close relationship with a family member that wasn’t a sibling. Because, let’s face it, living with family is way different than choosing to spend time with them.
Until a year ago, I never knew the close friendship that could develop between cousins. I speak of a cousin by marriage. I have been so blessed to find a best friend right in my back yard. We share a love of reading books and collecting books (yes, they are different), exchanging snail mail, family, chickens and who knows what else. When we get together we love to sit and watch the ‘little cousins’ whispering in the corner about some mischief that is about to take place. We talk about how wonderful it is that our children are going to grow up together.
Creating the Postcard
For this postcard, I started with a PaperArtsy postcard base. I then covered the postcard with used tea bags and stenciled with the Collage, Textures Patterns,Circles. I used dictionary paper, a Rolodex card, paints, stamping, thread, and fibers to embellish.
I used a Japanese wave stamp and script stamp in the background along with some white embossing.
Other Mail Art:
I am joining all the ladies for tea day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s. I am sharing my mug of green tea next to my newest plant, a crassulass succulent. It has some interesting finger-like suckers that drew my attention immediately, My son also thought it was cool looking and urged me to get it. So, this interesting creature came home with me. Here is a better picture from the net.
My picture is somewhat dark as it was taken during one of our many rain showers today. In fact, it is supposed to rain all this week. There has been a lot of flooding in our area already but thankfully we live on the ridge of a mountain so we are staying mostly dry.
Happy Tea Day,