UPDATE : 23 March 2020

A Note From Marie

To my fellow bloggers I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise.

I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I'm not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone.

My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way)and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

A big thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness and good wishes.

From Marie aka Ozstuff


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Mail Art


The theme for this week is MAIL ART. I had a lot of fun making a decorated envelope as a sample for the challenge but any type of mail art is welcome. So bring out your stamps and your postmarks and your mail ephemera and show us what you can do with them.

Bev will be along soon to post her sneak peek for next week.

Credits for my envelope are on my BLOG

65 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, Marie! Your mail art is wonderful and fit for an Empress!!! (I couldn't resist. You've used this image to perfection.) Great challenge, and I'm so happy I have a chance to play.

    You can find my altered envie if you click here.

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  2. http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/2010/07/field-notes.html

    Beautiful inspiration envelope Marie- glorious vintage work!

    My mail art entry is on my blog

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  3. You've got mail on my blog!!
    Thanks for looking!

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  4. my entry Thanks again for another great challenge!!

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  5. Here's mine

    If this link doesn't work it's on my blog! Thanks for looking!

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  6. Another superb job, Marie. I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful mail art this week! I love the colors you've used. Mine is on my blog.

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  7. wow! that's a beautiful piece of work!! rich and vibrant ... i love it!

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  8. Wow! The mail art above is gorgeous! It's very rich looking. My entry is here.

    If you visit my blog, you should know that only members of the Artella Cafe may leave messages. Visitors get very frustrated when they try to leave a message but can't. If you'd like, you may always send an email. Thanks for looking!

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  9. what a fun theme!!! I hope you enjoy my virtual postcard from Paris!!

    Here is my link...

    http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2010/07/three-muses-challenge-mail-arthow-about.html

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  10. Hi all.
    Here is my mail art, thanks for looking.
    Mailart

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  11. That is so great! What a joy it would be to receive that in the mail!

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  12. Hi.
    http://herminesplace.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/the-three-muses-mail-art/
    Warm regards Hermine

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  13. Here my mail-art.
    Thanks for looking

    http://truutske.blogspot.com/2010/07/three-muses-60.html#comments

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  14. My Postal Art Challenge is on my blog. Thank you all for looking.xx
    http://junibearsjottingsd.blogspot.com

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  15. What a wonderful piece Marie... How regal she looks... love it... here is mine

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  16. Love your example Marie!! Mine is here on my blog.

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  17. Wow that sample is truly something else! So coll. Here's mine
    http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/mail-art.html

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  18. Wow Marie, what a sample.

    You can find mine on my blog.

    Thanks for looking.

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  19. Here is my entry
    http://stampingrika.blogspot.com/2010/07/postage-people.html

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  20. It's been awhile, but have joined in on this one.

    I like what you've done.

    Cheers!

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  21. Bonjour à toutes
    Mon collage sur le thème Mail Art est sur mon blog !
    http://maryailleursunautrejour.blogspot.com/

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  22. You made a gorgeous envelope Marie! My entry is on my blog.

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  24. I love Mail Art! Your digital example is lovely. You can see my mail art here:

    http://mycreativeexistence.blogspot.com/2010/07/mail-art.html

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  25. Oh Marie, this is simply wonderful.
    What a great, great piece.
    I love, love, love it.
    You can find my entry on my blog:
    http://joinjanine.blogspot.com

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  26. I wanted to post sooner but THE PRINCESS wouldn't get off the computer...

    Here's my entry, "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder":

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kg572F0aKsg/TEb-2oT4bnI/AAAAAAAABHA/UY4EooFHDUc/s1600/Absence+Makes+the+Heart+Grow+Fonder.jpg

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  27. Hi everyone,
    This is one of my favorite digital collages. Fine my entry at

    sharon-artfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  28. My mail art is on my challenge blog.

    MAIL ART

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  29. I did not made this especially for this swap but I think if you are into mail art you might enjoy reading about my Cup in the mail Swap: http://theletter.makingfaces1.com/2010/04/mail-art-a-cup-in-the-mail/
    and if you like to know how it ended, here is the followup: http://theletter.makingfaces1.com/2010/05/mail-art-two-more-cups/

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  30. I really enjoyed this one, thanks!
    Here's mine.

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  32. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  33. Beautiful and very Regal, Maria. Your piece is such an inspiration.
    You can see my enty on my blog.
    http://kissingtinyflowers-shawn.blogspot.com/

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  35. Here's my mail art piece.
    thanks for looking.

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  36. Love all these wonderful envies. Here is myy first entry. http://flickr.com/gp/atcbycandlelight2009/7Ui566

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  37. My mail-art is on my blog:

    http://www.millefeuille.eu/?p=1017

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. Beautiful piece of mail art! Here's my take: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/yellow-orange-mail-art/ Thanks for looking.

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  39. I love this theme!

    My piece is on my blog here.

    Thanks for looking.

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  40. this is a beautuful mail art,i love the colors and the image,is sp perfekt,i love it.

    here is my mail art

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  41. Hi, here is my mail art:

    http://annesartplace.blogspot.com/2010/07/three-muses-mail-art.html

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  42. How fun! I love mail art.

    This is my entry:
    http://lifeasriley.blogspot.com/2010/07/artistamps-or-faux-postage.html

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  43. My Male... er, ah... Mail Art is HERE ;O)

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  44. Mail Art on One Creative Fishmonger! Thanks for taking a peek! ;)

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  45. Hi there

    Great cards and I hope you will consider this card as acceptable as the dog is posting a letter and there is a letterbox!!! My card is here

    hugs Ali x

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  46. Wow!! I wish I was Myrtle Smith!
    I love those colors as well as how everything blends so perfectly!

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  47. An elegant sample, love the colors and details, makes me think of valentines!!!
    I used a catalog.
    Now I am hungry!

    http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2010/07/one-powerful-hour-envelope-art.html

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  48. You can find my ENTRY
    HERE

    I love mail art!

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  49. Better late than never :D:D Here is my entry
    http://ototusia.blogspot.com/2010/07/kolory-colours.html

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  50. Hi, guys!
    I've seen some great work in mail art here. Congrats! Here is my contribution.

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  51. Great Mail Art this week I am just in time to play.

    http://craftydawn.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-hope-you-are-all-well-i-had-to-post.html

    Here is my link just copy and paste into the address bar thanks

    Love Dawn xx

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  52. WOW!!! That's AMAZING!!!! :)

    -pamela

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  53. This is so beautiful and inspirational - I'm amazed!

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  54. So cute !

    http://leblogdeliberty.canalblog.com

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