Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flower heart!

Fellow blogger, Naomi, did a blogpost about Mail Art artists she liked…and I made her list!

So how could I not send her something.

Reading through her blog you'll see Naomi often talks about her family and art and creating things.

Images of her daughters, new baby, and nature. Ladybugs among paper clouds and watercolored animals.

I tried to capture the essence of all of that and mailed her this…..

I took a piece of backing board (used for storing comic books) and cut it into the shape of a heart.

Then I glued down as many artificial flower heads that would fit onto the 6" space.

To finish it off, the edge of the heart was lined with shimmering tinsel yarn!

The address side covered with decorative paper.

A part of me wanted to push the boundaries of what the post office would deliver.

One concept of Mail Art is that the mail itself is the artwork so this was sent as-is without any packaging. 

Would she get it in one piece? Would she get it at all?


I always hoped to be married one day with a family of my own.

Hopefully this Mail Art can be a symbol of how blessed Naomi truly is to have that.


Randuwa said...

Oh Dean, that just shows that she's got good taste! You'd make my list in spades...and hearts. Cheers!

Dean Grey said...




naturgesetz said...

This is amazing! You're so imaginative.

I hope it gets there intact.

Anonymous said... sure any person to receive something like this in the mailbox would be well and truly happy. this is amazing!

Dean Grey said...


It arrived intact!



Why thank you!


I appreciate both of you stopping by!


Liberty said...

So cute!

Dean Grey said...


I'm glad you think so!


Anonymous said...

hope you didn't mind me using your image to show your beautiful work. it is a great example of a wonderful piece you could receive in your mailbox.....
credit to you and linked back to your site.

Dean Grey said...


Thanks so much!