|"Nature gives to every season some beauty of it's own"|
So this is it! I am closing the swap. I may receive one more envelope each from Nadia and Karen (extras above & beyond the 3 required) and I may receive 2 or 3 more from Marianne later this week? I hope so! With just the one exception of the mail not getting delivered as it should, 51 of us completed this swap making at least 3 pieces of mail art to exchange. The total count so far is 186 pieces that came in . . . and I created 53 pieces to go out, which makes a grand total of 239 pieces of mail art!!!! I'll have a few extra envelopes because some participants had to drop, but all in all, an amazing swap! Bigger that I imaged, more fun than I imagined, and not quite as much work for me as you might imagine because I like this subject so much and also, remember this is part of what I do as full-time work. I have made a grid on paper and preliminarily swapped things out -- now I will get to the task at hand and physically swap everything out into the waiting envelopes. It's really nice that envelopes are already made - it takes the stress off, and I've created a mailing list that I will tuck in with your returns, so you can continue to send mail art to participants in this swap, if you like.