Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Don't you enjoy receiving an envelope with lots of little surprises that delight and enthrall? Frips is my favourite mail artist because she always sends amazing envelopes full of wonderfully creative goodies. So now I also create mini-collage things to add and hope that whoever receives my mail will be pleased as well. This is one such creation.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I've been breaking away from my normal postcard format and trying something different. These paint swatches are fun to use and free from your local hardware store!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Insomnia in Africa

Guido Vermeulen sent me a page about dreams, including some of his poems. This is something I did to respond to his mail.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Do not disturb

What do you do when you share a house with another creative person (talented Fine Art photographer Marlene - look at her stunning work at www.marleneneumann.com) and the wall space becomes limited? Well, if you're a collage artist, you cut up your work and re-purpose it as mail art. Here is one such piece.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Feeling lucky ?

I'm not sure if its a South African phenomenon, but the lucky packet was an everyday object of desire for generations of schoolchildren in SA. A couple of Rand bought you a fun surprise, although in reality you knew you were getting a couple of cheap sweets and a trashy plastic toy or two,made in China, all enclosed in a cheaply printed paper packet. For an ephemera junkie like me, what a treasure trove. Of course, like all good things, the lucky packet has gone upmarket and is now made from plastic and features every popular character from Barbie to the latest Disney movie hype. As you can imagine, the also cost a packet now, if you'll excuse the pun, so naturally when I spot an old school classic, I still snap it up and feel the thrill of what treasure might be waiting inside. This is just a sampling of my lucky packet collection.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Game boards

I'm not really one to play games, there's always something better to do, but I love the look of these old boards. One of my first ports of call in any charity shop is the games area to see what I can find. They're really just lovely to look at from a graphics point of view and I have plenty more to share with you.