Here we are again, at the start of another week, and I have lots of new mail art to show you!
First off, a bit of ‘serious mail’ made art with this mailer to Parcelforce, decorated with rubber stamps and coloured pencils.
This week I also sent some more FREEPOST Experiments to Andy Hoang‘s plot at Real this week, that went into the postbox just in time for the closing party on Wednesday. First off was a sample tube with a dice inside, sent with the address written on the original label. Don’t really know where my syringe-like doodles came from – I just got carried away with the Sharpies.
I also filled an old bit of plastic packaging full of pencil shavings, and the leftover stubby pencils, taped it shut and added an address label (written in pencil of course!)
Next up is this APC (altered playing card). Very simple, pretty small, and went into the postbox like this…
This painted CD also made its way into the postbox ‘naked’…
… and this mini painted canvas, with the address written on the back, went into the postbox (with a bit of a thud!) That’s all for the FREEPOST Experiments. It’s been a lot of fun, and I hope another opportunity for experimenting comes up soon (especially if it’s free!)
I don’t think this card from Arac needs a description – it speaks for itself!
The postman handed over this rather large card from Dean Marks with a curious look (which is always a good sign!)
A lovely collection of Parisian pics, and gorgeous fishy stamp sheet on the back.
The last of the Arty Slides that I’ve been expecting for the exchange arrived this week. These two from Stephanie Blake Slides are great, and as unusual as all of Steph’s mail art. I’ve never seen round slides before – I love them, and the little matching folder.
Pucelilina (Julie Kesteman) sent this lovely envelope entitled ‘Dance with me’, which amazingly made it in one piece all the way from Belgium! I can’t help thinking that if I’d sent this out with Royal Mail it would have been chewed to pieces by the sorting machines. Inside the envelope were a note from Julie, and some chocolate! Now, that’s my kind of mail art!
Finally this week, I was lucky enough to be a recipient of one of Louise Kiner’s ‘The Almost Lost Letter’ books. There are only 15 copies of these books, and I have number 3. I love the funny little story that’s played out in the illustrations on each page, with the letter almost being lost by the clumsy bird! Also great that the book came without an envelope, being taped shut with the address written on the back, making it even more unique. Love it!
That’s it for this week. I hope you’re all enjoying the Olympics (I’ve actually avoided it so far!), and made the most of the sun while it shone. My mail art sending has quietened down a little now that the Real exhibition has closed, but I’ve also signed up to Postcrossing this past week, as well as a couple of other little projects, so keep an eye out for some updates on those soon!