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Enveloped

I think envelopes are underrated. They’re the sidekick, you’d never give more than 2 seconds of eyeball time before wanting to rip them open. They get stamped, sorted, ripped up, tossed in the trash, occasionally reused. But a good envelope makes all the difference, like a well-built house.

So I might have a slight obsession with envelopes, as you can tell from my previous work. Envelope bags, pouches, passport covers, and now, envelopes for envelopes. It was a cold Spring day some time back in May, I worked on making a pilot series of envelope templates to make my own envelopes out of recycled paper. Inspired by the matryoshka doll, also known as the Russian babushka dolls. I’ll be making a series of these for sale.

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Tag Tag

The great thing about German holidays (at least in this corner of Germany) is that since the whole town pretty much shuts down, you really have the whole day to contemplate the significance of this day. And appreciate I did, the fact that I was here, in Saxony, in Germany, on Reformationstag (Reformation Day). But I also handstamped a load of gift tags with my latest lino stamps, for a handmade fair somewhere in Atlanta. I wish I had all my lino stamps with me here in Germany.