a deeply delectable package of paper from japan arrived on my porch this morning. i carefully opened it to find another package inside the first. but! i put it aside and did not open until i returned from school. even though i was dying to peel off that tape and unfold the thick paper to get at the treasure tucked inside.
such an anticipated treat after waiting nearly a month for it to arrive. you better believe i will be stitching up some special paper bundles with the paper used to wrap my goodies!
inside a thick stack of vintage postcards.
wrapped in the most delicious thin manilla envelopes.
more japanese treasure by way of brooklyn. fuel for my mailart adventures. the vendor in the photo above is niconeco zakkaya. if you look closely you will see it on the bag.
meanwhile on the back patio, i retire every evening and drink in these last dwindling days of summer. the sunlight through the trees. orioles squawking and twittering up a storm. thinking of the school year ahead and my 19 boys and 11 girls i’ll be meeting next week.
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okay off to put on my exclamation mark pjs and drag these tired bones into bed. i’ve got books to read and cats to wrap like little blankets around my feet. summer nights in LA with the windows open and ceiling fan on have been deliciously cool lately.