Hannah Overman Koch

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Magpies and Poetry

I recently joined a mail art swap my friend Jill over at Recycled Daze organized!  I think the best part of joining a mail art swap is when you are going to your mailbox and you find such an eye feast of beautifully made postcards!!!  Like these from Jill.....

2 postcards from Jill Eudaly;
One is for sorrow
Two is for Joy

Her initials placed nicely on the trim.

These cards have a nice feel.  The colors are rustic; olive greens, yellow ochre, sienna brown, copper with hints of a metallic lavender.  Beautiful!  The sewn line is surprisingly more subtle on the bird versus the sewn line on the trim.  I also like how the paper took the color more in the wrinkles .  It has a feel of being from long ago, while it stays contemporary with the slightest glossy sheen!

Very Nice job Jill!!!

Texture and color!!


Thank you Jill!  Just love them!

I also received another beautiful card from a mail art swap recipient, Jane Smith!!!

A fantastic collage by Jane Smith!

She has placed many different elements together here and they work so nicely together!  One of my favorite elements is how she placed the small music note piece atop the word poet on the red.  I just love how it looks like there is a hole in the red paper with the music sheet showing through when in actually it is not.  A trick for the eyes!  She has such attention to detail in her work.  And her hand writing is also very whimsical and free!  

Excellent Jane!!!

Enjoying the blotches of red along the border.

Love the stamp!

A detailed photo of the front of the envelope, she decorated as well!

Here is the back of the envelope with her lovely handwriting!

Thanks Jane!!!  Love your style!

Such an awesome mail art swap to be a part of!!  Thank you Jill and Jane!  It was great to see your work in my mailboxes!

If you wanted to see my mail art, you can click here.

looking for magpies and reading beautiful poetry on this artist holiday,


  1. What fun you are having! Lovely postcards! Enjoy!

  2. Thanks to Jill for her fab birds traveling around on their wings. Nice swap wasn't it. xox Corrine

  3. Thank you for your kind words about my art, Hannah!

  4. I'm so glad my friend Jane is getting her artwork out there in the world where it belongs!!

  5. Love seeing jane's mail art collage -- great work.

  6. seems the mail art swap was a hit! so glad you liked the birds.