As part of my Mail Art 365 project, I opened the offer up to people I know on Facebook and G+ as well as the usual suspects on IUOMA (that offer still stands, if you're out there and interested). I let people tell me what type of thing they'd like, as well, although there's definitely no guarantee that I'll come up with anything that fits their preferences. Well, one of Scott's interests was abstract pieces, and as soon as I started working on this one, I was pretty sure it was going to him.
It was one of those things where each step just led to the next one. I did the ink first, and after letting that dry I decided to color in the various areas. After that, I started thinking about what it reminded me of. From there it was just a hop, skip and a jump to an old medical dictionary I have.
One of his other stated interests was all things Japanese, so I used that as inspiration for the envelope.
Kiki is a handcarved stamp I made a couple years back for a trade. The box around the address is made from a strip of paper used for folding origami stars. I picked it up at a Japanese store in California that I used to love to go to. And as a bonus, it's in Engrish - it says "Have are you" when presumably it means "How are you." The cherry blossom stamp seemed to fit as well.
Another thing I sent out recently was this collage:
I keep various cutouts of phrases that catch my eye as I'm going through magazines or books and I often use them as jumping-off points for creating collages. On the back, I did one of my little throw-away drawings that went with the theme.