It's Like Christmas in October!
When I signed on to participate in Art in a Carton, a few months back, I thought it sounded fun, like a way to connect with a variety of artists I'd never met and, well, just a cool idea. I didn't think about the fact that it would begin with a carton. Filled with incredible art. The package I got the other day from Susan - who lives in Germany - was packed with exceptionally high quality pieces. the matchbook and carton are beautifully embellished.
The notebook - is actually a cover with a pad of post-it notes inside! And just when I'd gotten over my addiction to post-it notes. At one time I had lined pads, flags, tiny rectangular ones, in a variety of colors... What a great idea. The thing I like most about this project is the lack of restrictions. Whatever fits in a carton.
The packet rattled, like it was an embellished seed package, but I couldn't find any trace of labeling, so I had to open it - very carefully (I still can't figure out how she sealed it) and found beads, thingies and a length of 2-1/2" wide gorgeous ribbon - leaves in shades of turquoise, red and gold - I've never seen any like it, which means I'll probably keep it until one day, when a project requires this precise piece and I part with it, painfully.
I love the global sharing of art materials, like this ribbon from Germany. Maybe I'll include a packet of bluegrass seed, or bourbon, something horsey... all that Kentucky is known for (drinking and gambling??)
Now it's my turn to make three cartons - one will go back to Susan, another to a gal in Spain and one to.... you??Hopefully one of you will leave me a comment (or email me) and say you want to play. Did I mention the other really great thing about this project? In each of the cartons I send will have address labels in them and two will be mine! So, one day I'll get two more delightful surprise packages!
It's very easy to play, I know many of you already have, but if not, let me know. I'll send you the details - or you can click on the Art in a Carton logo in the right hand column, for the scoop. Come on now, who's game??