Mail Art and Mailed Art

Rescued Barbie in   handmade Medieval Costume

Rescued Barbie in handmade Medieval Costume

Today was my lucky day! My mailbox was filled with a rich chocolate color handmade envelope. Inside it were these wonderful postcards.

One woman's treasure.

One woman’s treasure.

Nepalese handmade papers and hand printed.

Nepalese handmade papers and hand printed.







These gorgeous papers from Nepal were inside too. The sun is a handmade postcard, and the fish are a piece of stationary on beautifully textured paper. Their bright sunny colors just bring a smile to my face. The papers have such a terrific texture, and the stationary is translucent.


2 x 2 "Tree Spirit" by T. H. H.

2 x 2 “Tree Spirit” by T. H. H.

Nepalese hand printed paper.

Nepalese hand printed paper.

These were gifts from my friend Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker. We met through Kat Sloma’s Liberate your Art postcard exchange. She also included a small magnet with her colorful art on it. I keep some of my art supplies in a metal chartreuse bucket on my desk, and this compliments it perfectly!


I was so happy to receive this surprise in my mail. So honored too that Teresa would share the Nepalese treasures with me. They were gifts from her niece who traveled to Nepal. Thanks so much Teresa! Blessings in my mailbox!

Bee mounted

Carpenter Bee. 6 x 6 watercolor on 140 lb. cold pressed paper, mounted on a cradled wood panel.

I am heading to the post office to send my carpenter bee to Hamburg Germany. The exhibition is an effort to raise money and awareness for the dwindling bee populations world-wide. It will be held May 8th – May 28th at the Galerie Faszination Art.

I painted the cradle board a yellow ochre that I think compliments the bright colors in the artwork. This is the first time I have mounted a watercolor, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

Signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered!

Wishing you all a super weekend!


4 thoughts on “Mail Art and Mailed Art

  1. pamelajeannestudio

    So are you going to do a tutorial on how to mount the watercolor paper to wood? I thought about doing the same and wondered how you did it. Did you varnish it before or after? Looks like you are having fun!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Pam. That is a great idea. I sealed it after it was mounted. I will send you some information about mounting watercolors. Have a great afternoon Pam!

    1. Sheila Post author

      It IS fun to get real mail isn’t it shadowlilies?! ( I could not find your name on your blog… some interesting reading there!)


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