The response to Mail Me Some Art has been so wonderful, it's time for a little giveaway to thank all you swappers!
I've loved these books for a long time:
The first book in the series, Griffin & Sabine, was published in 1991. It tells a haunting love story through illustrated correspondence. Nick Bantock's art is extraordinary, and the story telling is clever and engaging. The pages feature the fronts and backs of the postcards sent between the title characters.
Some of the pages even have envelopes with letters that you pull out and read.
Bantock went on to write five more books in this style, each continuing Griffin and Sabine's adventures.
When I found five of the six books at the library book sale for a pittance, I knew I had to buy them, even though I already own them. I knew I'd find the right person to give them to.
That's where you come in.
I can't think of anyone who would appreciate these books more than this group of art and mail lovers. Sadly, there will only be one winner.
So what do you need to do to win these fabulous books?
1. Participate in any of the swaps I hosted in 2012 (past, present, or future)
2. leave your name here in the comment section of this post.
What's that you say? You've been lurking and haven't joined a swap yet?
And spread the word. Anyone who swaps in 2012 and leaves a comment on this post is eligible to win.
I will draw the winner December 1st.
edit: if you are having trouble commenting, send me an email to email@example.com. Blogger can be really weird about comments from non-bloggers. some people can post anonymously, some can't. I'm never sure why that is. If you're unable to comment but have participated in swaps and want to be in the drawing, let me know.
Inside there are pockets and tags and paint and tape:
In this video, you not only get to see Terrie's amazing book, but I think you get to hear my husband walking around the house talking, ostensibly to me, but actually to himself, as he never requires, or even expects, a response.
I hadn't been to the Post Office in several days and so there was a ton of mail waiting for me this morning.
My postal friend, Ike, said "you're going to have to start bringing a wagon."
I spent some time getting organized today, taking pictures, updating lists and sorting envelopes into different baskets according to the swap.
I sent out the painted papers today, and boy-oh-boy I think you swappers are going to be really happy with your packages. It was so much fun seeing them spread all over my dining room table while I was sorting them into envelopes.
And speaking of fun,
here are a whole bunch of duct tape journals.
Want to come over for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and browse through them all?
I've been uploading videos all afternoon and they will all eventually be posted.
If you're concerned that I haven't received your swap item, let me give you the list of what's come in so far:
Duct Tape Journals
With so many fabulous items, it's taking me a while to get all the pictures posted. I didn't want you worrying that your art was lost in the mail.
Keep those goodies coming!
There's still plenty of time to join the Bookmark, Gift Tag and "Thankful" Postcard swaps.