I know it’s a bunch for a single post…but here we are. Bountifully blogging! One of my favorite parts of the process is just receiving the parcels. I love the packages, the bundles, their possibilities. I love seeing the evidence of their travels, their tickets, their seat belts. It is hard to just jettison their packaging. So I used some to make a nest (see last post) and some I hold on to for raw materials for the next inspiration (3 letters to go for me!).
Inside the I box is a Happiness Happiness game (aka Double Happiness). I asked some chinese friends if they know how to play. They said it was something maybe their parents played. The skinny little cards with only images on them are so mysterious. I am thinking I may have to confiscate them and re-imagine some of them for one of my last letters. Maybe to use with the Kentucky Coffee beans Paige sent in the G box.
The presentation of the Kindling in the K box is so sweet. So specimen like. Like a little id box you’d check your work against in a lab. The striped maple is my favorite.
As far as the boxes themselves, the M box so far is my favorite. The leaves Paige has riveted to the lid of the busy-boy-tool-box are so beautiful and the scarification of the box itself is exquisite. Great colors, great textures, great mixture. Thanks Paige. It’s nice to see some of your metal work in there!
There something about that red in the O box. Rich. Hearty. Alive. Then there’s the inside with those little envelope boxes. Each has a lid. Each has small treasures contained very delicately within. I love that the origami paper is used not for folding, but crinkled up. It makes a perfect packaging material.
Here’s to the new year! and the wrapping up of our box-sending. We’ve decided we need to have all of our letters sent to each other by the end of February. That would be next month. I’ll be going down to N. Carolina with any luck at about that time. We’ll be consulting about the next step: putting all of the boxes together, wrapping it up into a single piece. We’re thinking about drawers or suitcases as a container for the collection. But don’t let’s get ahead of ourselves. I currently have my sites on R, X & V.