It’s been such a rewarding experience to make my mini photo zine The Floating Island, especially to have something tangible to bring with me at the conclusion of my Shanghai life.
It’s been really fun putting together little packages and sending them off to places near and far away–California, Boston, Berlin, Osaka, and many more. I even accidentally started a growing collection of stationaries, stickers, and decoration tape!
It’s been a unique challenge lately: I have to hand-glue dozens of little stamps onto the envelopes, because they don’t have electronic stamps in this town! I’ve gotten really good at it, and I think it’s definitely a fun surprise for the recipients to see all the Chinese bird stamps on the package.
These are photos Johanna took of my package sent from Beijing to Berlin:
“What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.” – a quote by unknown