Aiko’s greeting for 2008

This personalised New Year’s greeting arrived in January from Aiko Machida. She makes “unique hand-constructed accessories and hand bags”, but I appreciate this small and simple item as a piece of mail-art poetry. I think it’s the petal of a flower, with a message inside handwritten with a pencil in the most delicate miniature lower-case script you’ve ever seen. Machida may or may not be a member of Unseen. When I receive things like this in the mail, I sometimes think I must be living a charmed life.