When I was 13 I had a drawing of a horse published in the Junior Horseman section of Western Horseman magazine. From that picture and a request for penpals I suddenly had more correspondents than I could ever keep up with. It taught me something about letter writing and friendship and two of those penpals are still friends, decades later. It also taught me about mail art. Veronica (who came up to visit just this year from Los Angeles for the Olympics) and I would make very elaborate light drawings in pencil on the front of our envelopes, then write the address over top in darker ink.
When I first dicovered Nick Bantock I was immediately won over and love the Griffin and Sabine books. He is pretty much the master of the genre in my mind.
Then, last week, Toni linked this to Facebook the same day as Rudy sent me this. A day or so later John said something about wanting to join some postage art project I was supposedly involved in ... which I'm not (though Di probably is).
Do you think I'm missing some cosmic message? (Maybe it'll be in Monday's mail.)