Mail Art

It was an unlikely union, she, Miss Honey B. from the shores of the Mersay in Nova Scotia, and he, a casual Southern California dude who spent his days baking in the sun. Together, they decided to travel...
It's a beautiful envelope.
posted November 14th, 2018  
Tell us more!
posted November 14th, 2018  
What great artwork on this neat envelope...I need this story to continue :).
posted November 14th, 2018  
This is magnificent, I love this kind of art, you are so talented! A big FAV
posted November 14th, 2018  
1926 postmark? What a delightful thing. I want more of the story please!
posted November 14th, 2018  
Yes - wonderful - but like all above me, I need more of the story :)
posted November 14th, 2018  
Lovely
posted November 14th, 2018  
Your trademark letters art! A two cent stamp! When’s the last time you mailed anything for two cents?! Love this!
posted November 14th, 2018  
@allie912 @seattlite @casablanca @gilbertwood ...and inside was a letter, written September 3rd, to her mother, Maude. She said she was happy her mother was enjoying her artistic attempts at decorating her envelopes. She lamented that she felt trapped in her small town without the gaiety of the changing lifestyle of girls her age. She wrote of a friend who'd bobbed her hair and left for college so she might get a job someday with an executive in Rochester. She apologized for sharing her daydreams and didn't want to be a worry... She said she thought often of her dad and wondered what he'd think of the change in young people these days. She closed with, "Affectionately, Hazel"

Of course we'll never know the whole story, as these were among the lost treasures picked up in an antique shop, and 90 years later we're left to wonder over this small piece of history, a tatter from a stranger's life, and a girl who longed to travel.
posted November 14th, 2018  
@danette @ludwigsdiana @joansmor @louannwarren I love sharing these little art snippets with all of you! Half of my respondents asked for more of the story, so I wrote a conclusion, and thought maybe you'd enjoy it as well! Thanks always for being a friend and stopping by!
posted November 14th, 2018  
TO ALL OF YOU: The photo of the bee on the rose was taken in Liverpool, NS on which lies between the ocean and the Mersey River. The lizard, like my yard-full of lizards in California, lies atop the wall and lazes in the sun!
posted November 14th, 2018  
@Weezilou Thanks so much for giving us as much of the story as you know. I loved reading that, so interesting.
posted November 14th, 2018  
You are extremely talented.
posted November 14th, 2018  
Beautifully done :)
posted November 14th, 2018  
@Weezilou Love your recounting! Wouldn’t this be a great story starter for a novel?
posted November 14th, 2018  
@allie912 ...yes...I'd want to read more as I love this time period, the clothing styles and the entire shift that took place with the younger generation... However... I'm always conjuring "opening lines" in my head, but I've never taken it further... Just another of the long list of things I'd pursue if I had nothing more to do than just that alone!

This tidbit satisfied my desire to write something without getting in over my head! I also took the challenge as a classroom exercise of sorts and thoroughly enjoyed it!
posted November 14th, 2018  
What a wonderful post - lovely image and a romantic story to go with it. P.S.Now I know enough to see the Golden Triangles at work here and they make the world of difference. :)
posted November 14th, 2018  
Very elegant and artistic envelope!
posted November 14th, 2018  
The only drawing I got on an enveloppe was three crosses underneath the stamp . ( Long, long , time ago) Would love the recieve one very artistic.
posted November 14th, 2018  
Wow... that's beautiful!
posted November 15th, 2018  
Well you do have that sense of creativity Louise, and as everyone expressed, come on, more, more. Nicely done.
posted November 15th, 2018  
A beautiful style
posted November 15th, 2018  
Very intriguing and beautiful. I love your tale.
posted November 15th, 2018  
Wow beautiful mail art...........and love your imagination Louise!
posted November 16th, 2018  
Your creativity knows no end Louise! I love the envelope you have created and the delightful story you have given us! I definitely think you could have a career in creative writing you have such a wonderful way with words! When does the book come out? Lol!
posted November 17th, 2018  
Great story telling and loved reading all the responses it evoked too.
posted November 18th, 2018  
This is so wonderful, Louise! I just love mail, stamps, postage cancellation stamps and written letters! I love your mail art...big fav!
posted November 18th, 2018  
LOVE this!
posted November 21st, 2018  
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