Is there anything better than getting a letter in the mail? YES. Getting handmade inspiration from one of your best bloggy friends, complete with star-shaped confetti and a handwritten note (folded old school style where you pull the tab and the letter unfolds). Yeah. That's better.

A while back Louise of Laid Off Mom and I decided to mail each other letters full of inspiration and motivation. Nothing expensive, nothing fancy.... and, ya know, it was the BEST thing I got in the mail all week. And that's saying a lot cuz I had ordered two pairs of shoes online.

L's letter totally made my day... maybe even my week. Last week was tough. In this blogging game it's so easy to feel unsure of yourself. I am so incredibly grateful to have stumbled into a community of strong, supportive, and endlessly inspiring bloggers. I heart you all so much. Wow, sorry to get all emo. All that from a letter, powerful huh?  Let's write more letters.

Oh! and guess what Laid Off Mom and I are planning for next Tuesday?? Guess. Nope, I'm not telling you. You'll just have to wait until Tuesday... omigah you're gonna love it.


P.S. - I'm so not used to writing letters, I actually typed out my letter to Louise and then wrote it... is that cheating?

Image one by Laid Off Mom | Image two found here.

From My Inbox

Another installment of From My Inbox... Today we highlight art with some serious coolage. For reals everyone, the cool factor is high. One question: If a tree falls in the fridge and no one is around to hear it... can I still eat this cake? Helen Altman, Half-Life from Moody Gallery exhibition, 2011

Embrasse-moi, stupide: David Austen, Kiss Me Stupid, 2006


Incredible use of post-its, junk mail, and phone books! Hat tip to you, Joanna White:

Joanna White, clockwise from top: Peculiar Cases in Tidy Places VI, 2008; Choking, 2005; Is This the Ambush?, 2011; Detail of Worm, 2004

Top image: Ed Ruscha, Nice Hot Vegetables, 1976, from Richard Gray Gallery exhibition "Nice, Hot Vegetables: Ed Ruscha Works on Paper"

From My Inbox

More fab art from my inbox at work... this is just a sample of some pretty amaze exhibitions happening all over the world, from Australia to Paris to right here in lil' Denver. Belgian artist Wim Delvoye at the Museum of Old and New Art, December 10th - April 2nd 2012 for anyone in Australia


Nick Oberthaler at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, November 25th - January 7th (or should I say 25 Novembre au 7 Janvier)


Jaume Plensa at Richard Gray Gallery, November 16th - January 20th for our Chicago friends


Brent Godfrey at Translations Gallery, October 21st - November 26th here in Denver. Don't miss it, you!

(From My Inbox is a weekly series of fantabulous art Erin finds via mail and email. If you have some awesome art to share, send it ova!