This little jewel came in the mail for me from my friend, the illustrious and zany Charlotte (Lolly) Kemsley, from Scotland. Isn't it grand? The texture is outstanding...yet subtle. The lady's skirt is a cut paper doily and a cut paper -- who-knows-what? Is that another style of doily? If so, I've never seen it before. She has a paper pebble over the clock in her hand. Her photo is altered with color and scratches. The whole thing is on a decorated manilla envelope. Just perfect, especially the little Mad Hatter stamp. Lolly and I both adore Alice stuff. Check out Lolly's delectable blog, Alice Overground where she tickles the senses with art and words. You'll have a grand ole time there. You can also see her art at Art-E-Zine for "Nice Day at the Office Dear?" and also, my favorite, "Sew Vintage Punk."
Lolly's envelope came with all sorts of wonderful flotsam inside including a Marie Wandel postcard, some great artist made paper, and a couple of collage art items.
But that wasn't all that was in the mail!
I also got another happy little collage from my generous new friend, Patti Koosed! Isn't it nice? You will recall that Patti is a decorator recently turned collage artist. She has been practicing and I have benefited twice now from the pieces she is turning out. Keep it up, Patti, and I'll soon have a whole Koosed wall at my house! Yea. In this one, she enclosed a tiny note asking, "Am I doing Better?" Well, I certainly think she is doing super -- what do you think?
Thanks to Patti and Lolly for perking my day up to an all time high! I do love mail art surprises!! Yummy.