When I make a collage I try not to over think things. It’s only afterwards—when I scan it or show it to a friend—that a particular alignment of two images, or a random word pops to the fore. I love these serendipitous moments. Something else in my brain or eye made a connection I didn’t quite see at first.
I suppose this is more coincidence than serendipity, but when I did a quick scan to choose a few images to put onto this new site, I chose a collage I’d sent out over a year ago. This one:
And then, just a few days ago I picked up mail from a box that I hadn’t collected from in awhile and found a lovely bit of mail from the collage’s recipient. So, you never know when a wonderful surprise like this will wind up in your post office box. Thank you Claire for the beautiful package.
In the same bit of mail, there was a letter from a mail art friend in France. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile either, so it was a nice surprise. Richard’s calligraphy is always a treat to receive. (Please forgive the images. I usually use a scanner, but it’s “there” and I’m “here,” so the iPhone had to stand in.)