Happy Monday (if there is such a thing!)
Here’s a run-down of the Mail Art happenings at my place this week.
I’ll kick off this week with this machine stitched card for Amy Irwen in the US. The circus flyer in the middle was picked up in Spain, and I felt the ace of spades fitted in well to make this almost sinister looking card. She likes it, though, thankfully!
It looks like more of us Brits are setting up camp over at IUOMA these days, which is great for quick exchanges and lower postage costs!
Rebecca Guyver sent me this wonderfully colourful mixed media card of collage and paint. She asks what we do in pubs in Wales. We don’t generally play chess, which is what they seem to do in Suffolk! I’m working on a reply with my answer.
Laura Daniels, also from the UK sent me this add and pass piece a while ago, but it got lost in the wilderness of the house. I’ll be adding to this and passing it along soon.
Niklas Heed sent me this wonderful envelope from Sweden, covered in artistamps dedicated to a postal worker. A great idea. He also filled it up with a few postcards and leaflets that I can use in future MA efforts.
Valentine Mark Herman, founder of the Arty Slides International group, sent me two Arty Slides, two promotional slides for one of his upcoming exhibitions, and a handy little holder to keep the slides in. My AS collection in growing nicely!
Emily Garrison in Canada sent me some fabric flowers to use in my next mailart. I’d better get my thinking cap on!
I also received a printed postcard copy of a magical, homely little scene from Jane Smith in the US.
Finding this wonderful envelope in my mailbox, I spent a while going over the details – the postbird delivering mail art to me at my tree, and the ‘mail art box’ outside. On the front I found Mrs. Rabbit watering some chairs. Interesting…. it was only then that I noticed my name – Sarah CHAIRchill. I had a giggle, and opened it up. All became clear.
An ad for ‘Chairchill’s Original Trouser Chairs’. ‘You get up and the chair stays stuck to your arse – like magic!’
Only Vizma Bruns could find such an ad! Apparently she saw it and thought of me (in a good way!)
And that’s the end of yet another week of Mail Art. I haven’t been sending as much lately (since the postal charges went up), but there are still many of my cards on route to new homes around the world, so hopefully see you back here again next week!