Ordinarily, if I were to get something in the mail that I wanted to show here, I would simply show the item I'd received. But this particular delivery was very different and should be treated so.
Every now and then, you get a parcel that is just a joy to open, you take your time with it and make it an experience. I find that in today's world, with Amazon and all of the online shopping that is available, the receiving of a parcel has lost its magic. I think Mr. Monge is aware of this situation, because he seems to have gone out of his way to make the opening of this parcel a journey of sorts, with lots of surprises along the way. So let's get to it shall we?
Here is the front of the envelope, nothing too special there I guess-
|Note: The sensitive information on this has been removed.|
|The 'Goblin's Way' sticker|
After removing some tape and a plastic sleeve holding everything, this was the first thing I came across-
|Mr. Monge's business card|
As good as they were, though, I didn't expect this-
|The back of said postcard|
And here, finally, is the original sketch-
I've decided I am going to laminate this sketch too. Living in Ireland, there is the problem of dampness in the colder months, and because this is a sketch, I don't want it to get damaged. So I'm going to laminate it, to protect it from the harsh Irish climate.
Then I'm going to get it framed. Because it is a small sketch, I can afford to get it professionally framed. I'm thinking a wooden frame, dark coloured, thin and grainy if possible.
There you have it, anyway. My thanks go to Mr. Jean-Baptiste Monge for not only selling me a wonderful little sketch, but for also making the experience of receiving the piece an absolute pleasure.
We must do this again some time!