Comment: How festive for the season! I love the colors and images; they make me feel like summer :) And the bembeirau (not sure if I spelled that correctly) is well-loved. Have to keep the youngest family member from putting it around his neck and toting it around the house and the second to youngest from attempting to accompany her Katie Perry with it :)
Comment: Cute zine! Thanks very much for the eye candy. I love your idea of putting tracing paper over the monthly tab template. And I'd never heard of tipping-in pages. :)
Response: Thanks! I've been looking for ways to add a bit of variety. ;) You know, I've been thinking about adding an open-themed zine swap in the group that would include a tip-in. I think I'll make this happen. ;)
Comment: OMG wow...what a wonderful zine...love it...would love to see your zombie zine...thanks for sharing your art with me.
Response: Thank you so much! I feel I am finally initiated into the world of zine-creation after these last two projects and have found freedom! haha...The zombie one has actually only been seen by one other person. It might not be great, but if you're serious I'd happily send you a copy!
Comment: That was a very interesting zine! There was so much reading and information. We have very similar tastes in zines that we like. Thank you for sending! It was a nice layout.
Response: Thanks! That's what I was thinking when I read yours. ;) We will definitely have to exchange again. Also, thank you for the comment on the layout. Designing layout is something I have found very intimidating and these last two projects really helped me to overcome it!
Comment: Hello Cassie,
Thank you for your nice note you sent along with the Traveling Postcard. I will fill it out and wait for the next swap to send it along to the next person. Nice meeting you.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! It was nice to write to you.
Comment: Thank you for the art (: My teapot is actually red though a shorter, fatter shape than the one you painted! I haven't made a signature stamp- yet... I'll have to dig out my stamp carving stuff.
Response: How funny! The image was inspired by my red teapot. ;)
Comment: Hey Cassie! What a nice surprise t find a mix-tape in the mailbox! hahaha =D
Thank you so much for the songs you chose! They're really my like.
I think mines are too slow for you ^_^!
I'm so sorry for mailing late, but it's already in its way to you. Thanks again!
Comment: Hey, I just spoke with Dinty W. Moore at a conference last week; was neat to open this letter and see his name :-) Sounds like an interesting variety of essays--great that you got some inspiration and knowledge out of some of them. Happy journaling and writing!
Response: How cool! Yes, the book was much more interesting than I had expecting. A very pleasant surprise. :)
Comment: Hey Carrie, You gave me a great image to start to play with! This is the first one of these swaps that I have done, but I have done lots of collaborative art prior, including painting wall murals, drawings and clay work, through my work with patients. It is so much fun! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you enjoyed the image! When I came across it, it felt so perfect for the swap. :) Your other collaborative projects sound so exciting! If you would ever be interested in exchanging letters let me know. I would love to hear some of your stories and hear more about your other projects. (I can send an initial letter you way if you like, just message me.) ~ Cassie
Comment: Thanks for such an awesome package!!! Loved the blood on the envelope - great touch! You did such a cool job with this, I love how you put us both into the story :)
Response: I'm so glad! Yay for bloody hand prints! I received something with one in a swap earlier in the year and it really seems to add that special touch ;) Heehee...thanks so much! Hope you get the other bit soon!
Comment: Thanks so much for the box! I love the items you chose to represent different sorrows. The barbed wire you made was a REALLY cool idea. Plus, I have seeds to plant! Yay!
Response: Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! I almost painted a battery for vice, but then realized that they might not allow them through the mail. The wire + face was my favorite :) Thanks for the comment!
Comment: Hearts, hearts and more hearts! This swap is just delightful and so well put together. I only heard of the big lebowski last week so it is really cool that it inspired this swap. Thanks again!
Response: Yippee!! I had a lot of fun with it! Though I'm not sure I'll be dipping certain parts into paint again anytime soon ;) I'm really glad that you enjoyed it! It clearly went to the right person :) Enjoy the Big Lebowski! I haven't seen it in awhile, but it's a good one.
Comment: Hey there! Thank you for the nice mail art! I love it! The extras -friends book and note- were amazing too! Sorry for the late rating. I am just home from holiday since this afternoon.. We are exhausted after this drive! 9 hours of driving! Happy to be home and nothing can make my day better than such a nice swap as the one you gave me! :)
Response: No problem at all, hope you get some rest! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you as well! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your stories and experiences! Wow, this was such a personal swap to do! I am so glad I did this - it really pushed me and it was so neat to get to read your stories and then send you mine too. Great job!!
Response: Agreed! It would be great to do another like it! I definitely need to read the book that inspired it.
Comment: Thank you for the zentangle. It is real cute and I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into it. Much appreciated. Oh, by the way, I was born in Spfd., Mo and attended Glendale HS, and MSU. I still have relatives and friends there. Small World.
Response: Thank you for such kind words! It was very enjoyable to make. Not sure if it's traditional, but I tended to do each section throughout the day as an idea came to me. That's wild that you lived here! I went to Parkview ;) Hope we meet again in the post!
Comment: Love this twistiness of the tree and the shape of the envelope! I love the reuse of the bag and that it had its own cool shape (or was that your modification?) I also like the dark inkiness of the bird stamps. Perfect on the craft paper.
Response: :) I'm so glad you liked it! Nope, I just can't cut straight and decided I kind of liked it that way and didn't try to straighten it out (it wouldn't have ended up straight anyway!). Thanks for all or your kind words!
Comment: Okay so I already knew you were awesome because we share the same fantastic birthday.... but now I must tell you that you are officially SUPER awesome! I got your letter today. LOVED the mailart AND the lovely letter inside. Totally looking forward to getting to know you more... be on the look out for more mail SOON!
Response: :) Aww...thanks for saying such wonderful things! I'm looking forward to writing you back as well ;)
Comment: Hey Cassie. I *really* liked your hand painted envelope and in particular the illustration of Plu Plu. I will be keeping it in a special place on my mantelpiece and will put a picture of it up on my blog soon too. Nice username by the way :) xxx
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Rats are so wonderful and when I saw your Plu Plu I knew that he needed a feature :) I've never had a rat, but I used to have a ferret named Ezzy and she was amazing!
Thank you for your recipe for Artichoke Puffs. From the recipe they sound YUMMY!!! I am going to build a vegan-friendly cookbook and I am excited to put your recipe in to start it out.
Comment: Thanks for the book recommendations. You are the second person to recommend 'The Road'. I'm definitely going to give that a read :) and I'm also intrigued by 'Tender Morsels'. Thanks again! I also sent you my recommendations as you said you like recommendations :) Enjoy! x
Response: Great! Thanks! If you read either one, feel free to let me know what you think.