Thursday, September 1, 2011

Neighborly Swaps

I love to do swaps from time to time and have been admiring the work of Kim Henkel. There do seem to be a plethora of bloggers and artists named Kim, I have noticed!
 You may be surprised to lean that she is one of my nearest neighbor blogging buddies aside from  Fairbanks Artist in The Arctic's Amy Komar. Near is a relative word here in the North country, Kim is a mere 545 miles or 877 km from me and lives practically on the same road as me although in a different country. The road is called The Alcan (Alaska-Canada) Highway. In fact I have to drive through her town of Haines Junction to get "Outside" (the other states)


I proposed a journal swap
This is what I received from Kim in the mail last week although it would have been faster by car than the post since it apparently had to go through a circuitous postal route through a couple of other major cities in our respective countries to reach me.
 The interior was the backside of repurposed posters sewn together.
 I like to do a little mail art from time to time.
 This is the journal I sent her made from a cereal box and muslin.
( I borrowed the pic from her post since I must not have scanned this one)
 A bit of glimmer mist through vintage lace.
The other pages have various stampings and vintage images glued in.

Then I got involved in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and got this lovely postcard from Lauren at Lozalicious in Adelaide, Australia. ( definitely not on the same highway!)
My postcard went of to someone else in England. I forgot to record that as well and was also lame enough to forget the theme of the swap which was B L O O M although I think there was one flower on it but an even more prominent watermelon. Have you ever done that? Oh well it happens.

5 comments:

  1. lol you crack me up.
    What a great package of art!
    Swaps are so great.
    amy

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  2. So glad to hear that my mind isn't the only one who forgets to do something.....

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Love the journals! What a great swap! Journal swaps sounds familiar....xox Corrine

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  4. Watermelons are good, too, Kim. Don't be too rough on yourself. Lovely post ~ wonderful on tired eyes. I still cherish my journal you made me. And that makes me wonder how soon you two might be going through Las Vegas on the way south . . .

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  5. Wonderful journals and what a terrific swap! xxoo

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