Receiving mail art lets my brain think sideways. For example, I wonder… In Finland does summer mean fresh fruit on some kind of cakey custard pie. Could it be variation on the :
Mustikkapiirakka – Finnish Blueberry Pie,
(apparently one of the ten best Finnish deserts). Do they grow blueberries in Finland? The reason I think Tiina is teaching me something about Finland is the flipside of her post. She has a Telkkä and it says Summer 2017. Did Tina see a goldeneye? Did she sketch on the spot? Are they common in Finland? Does Tiina love birds?
The answers don't really matter. As I hold her mail art and look at it, I am communing across continents, slowing down and enjoying her mail art., understanding her beautiful world a little bit.