Hello/Bonjour fellow members of the International Union of Mail-Artists!

  I am a (British) Conceptual Artist and Writer who lives in France. One of my interests is in Stamp Art, that's to say in using stamps in various types of works including Collages and Assemblages. You can find recent examples of my work (many featuting in an exhibition I have just held) on my web-site www.val-herman-art.eu.   

  I have just joined your Union, and wonder if you can assist me with my latest project that is called 'An Envelope a Day'? Let me explain...

  I plan to mail myself a different envelope a day for a year. Each envelope will contain a different picture and/or configuration of stamps and/or drawing and:or text and/or any combinations of these (plus anything else I can think of!). The envelopes will all be the same size (16.5 cm square), and in different colours.

  Now, any one of these envelopes is, well, just an envelope, but in their tens, hundreds and eventually all 365 of them, they become --when suitably arranged -- a work of Conceptual Mail Art.

  The project has just started: I've mailed myself 10 envelopes, (and all have been safely delivered -- not that there is any guarantee that the French postal system will accept them, but so far it has) and have another 180-odd ready to be posted -- at the rate of one a day, of course. I will try and put some examples of them on this site (but am not very good at technology things).

  I would be interested in making contact with other Mail, Stamp, and in this case, especially Envelope Artists, so do, please make contact if there are any of you out there.

  If you would like to receive an envelope from me, then please s end me your postal address.

  I would be extremely pleased to receive envelopes from you. My contact details are: Valentine Mark Herman, 1 rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France.

  Thanks aand regards, Val

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I applaud your project! I would love an envelope from you, and will be mailing one to you as well. My address is
Laura Thykeson
2924 Oak Court
Granbury, Texas 76048

Thank you!
Envelope number 1 and number 2 sent already from Greece,
see you in the mail :-)
I like the idea of your project. I myself started a project - one day my city, and sent the envelope indicating the dates or events in the city.
I would be interested in your envelope. Can you suggest your own на такую тему
My adress
629736 Nadym
Pionerskaya 9-18
Korolkova Natalya
Dear Ntk, Thanks for this. I don't speak Russian, so wonder what "на такую тему" is? Please tell me
. If it's my web-site, look at www.val-herman-art.eu under the section Envelope Art, then envelopes a day and you will see what I am doing. I'll look at your site too.
Would you like to exchange Envelopes -- from your city to mine? That would be nice.

I new things were getting tuf up north, but didn't realise that you all were speaking Russiian now. Did you say goodbye to Steve for me?

Liberté, Egalité et Hasta la Vista, baby!*



* A traditional Darlington greeting...before you get nutted.

Да, никто не обращает внимания, поэтому нам пришлось революции. Добро пожаловать в Народную Республику из Сандерленда.

Hi Val!!

I have a Mail Art Call "SOBRE-CITO" (little envelope) so I´ll be waiting for an envelope and send another to you...from Rosario - Argentina... 



Thankyou, Marcela.

Please tell me more about your call -- how little are your envelopes? Is there a special theme? etc. I'm sure I can send tou something then.

Thanks and regards, Val

You can send envelopes of any tipe and size, considering the current sizes in your country, can be recicled, painted, collaged, etc. 

Send to: Marcela Peral - Reconquista 1442 - Rosario - S 2013 BXV - Argentina.

I`ll send another envelope with some stamps to you.


Hey you lot out there...this is MY Discussion, and that means I get to choose the language(s) that it's conducted in.

I choose (in order of preference):

1. English

2. Dutch

3; French

4. Yiddish

Nothing else is allowed, whether from monsters or anyone else.


Hi Val...I will send envelopes your way! *-*




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