The Time Will Never Be Right : Mixed Media Mail Art


Embrace the Chaos


While driving to church yesterday, our car was filled with chaos. My daughter was singing an off-key mash up of Let It Go and Chim-Chiminy in the back seat and our middle son was trying to hush her in very loud tones so that his piece could be heard. My oldest son, was sitting in the middle, attempting to hush both of them. Meanwhile, my husband and I were also trying to have a conversation.

Instead of telling everyone to lower their voices and be quite (my usual response), I chose to enjoy the noise in my backseat. I tend to get overwhelmed easily so it is not easy for me take a breath and let it go. But reflection is helpful in changing ones view and I try to include it in my schedule from time to time. In the not too distant future, my oldest will be off to college with my middle son not far behind. I will be wishing my backseat to be filled with noise but instead it will be quiet. So, I have decided to make the most of these little moments and instead of being uptight, I am working on finding the joy in the midst of the chaos.



Creating the Mail Art




I created this piece of mail art for PaperArtsy a month past and if you are interested in seeing the process you can view it HERE.



Tea Day



Today I am joining the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My tea is Tiesta Tea I Gotta Colada, Pina Colada Oolong TeaThose are chunks of coconut and pineapple that you see. Yum! 

Happy Tea Day,


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14 thoughts on “The Time Will Never Be Right : Mixed Media Mail Art”

  • I think your choice to enjoy the caos is a good thing sometimes
    I love your mail art-and I would love a cup of your tea-sounds delicious
    happy T hugs Kathy

  • I remember seeing that art at Paper Artsy. It is definitely a gorgeous piece and it sounds like you enjoyed making it.

    Your tea is beautiful. The pineapple and coconut make this tea sound delicious. I hope it tasted as great as it looked.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful art, your super story of how you overcame your desire for quiet, and your wonderful tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • Love your wonderful journal page, so beautiful. Glad you were able to enjoy the kids and their noise in the car, that’s good. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  • I had to smile at your car story. I remember doing that myself as a kid. It is nice to read that some things stay the same. Love the journal too. The stars are cool. And happy T day Kate.

  • Your time art is beautiful. And you make a good point about how time flies, and it’s good to appreciate the present. Your tea looks delicious. Happy T-Day!

  • beautiful mail art Kate. And good for you to be able to take a breath and let it be with your kiddos. It’s not always easy to do that ! Happy T day- and enjoy that delicious sounding tea mix.

  • It was a fabulous mail art project Kate, super interesting layers.
    Our children grow older, so yes, its really is good to enjoy every moment we have with them as they grow up.
    Happy T day wishes, your brew today sounds delicious.
    Yvonne xx

  • Great philosophy, kids grow up so fast that it’s good to appreciate the chaos they make from time to time …lol 😉. Beautiful artwork too and your tea with the chunks of pineapple and coconut must taste amazing – yum! Wishing you a very happy tea day! Jo x

  • Oh you are so wise! Finding joy in the midst of the chaos is easier said than done. But you are right. Enjoy your children while you can.
    Your art is beautiful as always, and the tea looks really delicious. I love oolong.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  • Your Art mail is Amazing Kate !! Absolutely Gorgeous, love this caos, wonderful details. love the sounds of children !
    Happy belated T-day !
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, big hugs,

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