I’ve made something for you! Tiny handmade envelopes, created from the delicate, antique, tissue-paper that separated each of the old postcards I set free a few weeks ago.
I kept the tissue when I posted the 100-year-old cards, and traced, hand-cut and pasted each individual piece into a miniature envelope.
What better words to place inside a tiny envelope than a tiny poem, so I copied haikus and senryus onto tiny pieces of paper, then slipped one into each envelope, and sealed it with wax.
Would you like to receive your own tiny poem in a tiny envelope, handmade out of antique tissue, in the mail?
I made 54 tiny letters and I am happy to send them to you anywhere in the world. What will your poem say? Will it speak to something you know, an ah-ha moment that reminds you that you belong in this world? Will it trigger an old memory? A sweet memory? Bittersweet? Or maybe it will simply be a bold imagining, taking you somewhere, or some-when, you have never been.
If you’d like to receive a tiny letter in the mail with a mystery haiku, share your address using the form below and I’ll post it to you straight away. As I promised with the postcards, I’m happy to send one to your friends and family too, if you want to send me their addresses.
The mail will be sent on a first-come-first-sent basis, and I’ll update this blog post when I’ve run out of tiny letters.
UPDATE: 10pm Melbourne time, 17 June 2016
Thank you to everyone who responded to this fun postal project, I’ll send out your tiny envelopes in the next couple of days. I hope you like them! I’ve run out of tiny envelopes for now but to anyone who missed out, feel free to subscribe to my blog to be among the first notified of any future mail-projects, and hit me up for some free mail-art while you’re at it. Have a wonderful weekend!