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Letters to you - matchbox art

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a silent person, a background performer, an extra
(I like how she's a silent girl instead of an actress with no lines...)


This little matchbox is a part of a larger art project. It's a letter for you.

At first the matchbox art project was just a little something to keep my creative juices flowing while going through big changes in life, then it evolved into an annual non-christmassy advent calendar for my blog paperiaarre.blogspot.com. While the initial idea of using whatever scraps I have at reach has mostly stayed with me, the process of making has become more and more intuitive and meaningful. I aim to make objects of beauty you can cherish and fill with your own thoughts and associations. The recipient of my matchbox completes the item by piecing their life together with the object I have created.


The project "Letters to you" is about absolute freedom with a lot of limitations. I never stray from the format. I create these matchboxes according to a schedule of some sorts (this was made particularly for December, along with 23 others). I use vintage and recycled materials. I can do whatever I want. This is what I chose to make for you.


This is a long story and I don't know how it ends. Let's find out.

size: 1.5"x2.1"x0.6" (3,8x5,3x1,6cm)

Letters to you - matchbox art

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: matchbox, paper, vintage magazine illustration, antique lace, vintage ribbon, vintage dictionary text
  • Feedback: 330 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Jyväskylä, Finland
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