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Letters to you - matchbox art

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This little matchbox is a part of a larger art project.

Absolute freedom with a lot of limitations.

In spring 2008 when I started at a new job I made a matchbox a day (for 16 days) to keep my creativity in a functioning order. In spring 2009 I did something a bit similar. Not a matchbox a day, more like five a day when I felt like it. I wrote letters. In Finnish, to my creative English speaking friends. It was like telling secrets, because even if the dictionary works, my handwriting doesn't. Anyway, the letters became parts of my matchbox sketches, created with materials within arm's reach. I didn't go out and buy anything or spend time going through my massive stash of stuff looking for just the right color for this or that. This matchbox was created as a part of my non-christmassy advent calendar at http://paperiaarre.blogspot.com.

Now I'm writing letters to you. All one of a kind, some of them include a letter, a poem or a word (though not every one). That's a part of the secret I'm telling 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

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  • Materials: matchbox, paper, tissue paper, board, shell
  • Feedback: 364 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Jyvaskyla, Finland
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