Hello mail-art friends,
I'm a teacher in an academy of arts in Belgium (Antwerp) and I'm planning to make with the kids (between 6 and 8 years) postcards to send through the wide world. It's to introduce them into another world of art, a form that isn't very commun for kids if they think about art.
The plan is that they will draw draw on one side on the half of the postcard their home/house/ place where they are living and that they leave the other half blank to let fill it up by another person out of another country, a mail-artist. Anyway, the mail-artist could create a drawing or collage or whatever onto the drawing of the child...and doing the same as the kid did on his card : drawing your place/house. that way the artist and the child will create a little neighbourhood with their two houses...will bring two cultures together on a card...and most of all : this action is something very new for the kids and they will be very surprised to see the result.
Who wants to participate in this? Just leave me a message if you want so.
I'm searching like 40 artists, one for every child.
The most important thing is that you will do something on the card of the kid and that it will come back to the kid. I promise you enough pic's of all the results and lots of feedback!
Would be pleased to hear you!
TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PROJECT!
Thank you to be part of it BUT we are still waiting for cards to come back.
Here are the names from who the kids still didn't received anything before 24th of december 2010. If you posted the card meanwhile then we are very glad you did, if you have to post it still then we will expect the card with open arms!
PLEASE If you find your name...tell me how far you are. Did you receive the card, are you making something of it or did you sended it already. THANK YOU SO MUCH...the kids are waiting
Eepy- CANDA (a card from Arne)
PJ-USA (a card from VIC)
JON-USA (a card from Anthony)
Kata-Poland ( a card from Elina)
Aleksandra-Poland ( a card from Angelina)
Mirta- Argentina ( a card from Ruben)
Yana-Russia ( a card from Emely)
Samantha-USA ( a card from Joey)
Ruud- The Netherlands ( a card from Jasper)
Judy-USA ( a card from Sarah)
Nikki-USA ( a card from Hamed)
Heleen-The Netherlands ( a card from Tjenzo or Nesta)
Muriel Frega-Argentina (a card from Tjenzo or Nesta)
Heleen - received a card from Nesta December 15th.
Zoals ik toen schreef, wilde ik er snel mee aan de slag, maar persoonlijke omstandigheden zorgden voor een fikse vertraging (in al mijn mail art plannen, trouwens).
Bijna klaar / almost ready! The only thing is some extra part which I want to stick to the rest of the work. But I'm still 'puzzling' how I'll do this the best way so it won't get loose...
I hope to send it within a week. So Nesta needs a little more patience, and then he (or she??) will see!...
@ Jeanine: Stanley arrived well last month and sent a postcard to your son directly after his arrival (hope he'll has received it?). He is doing well, already made some photos, and his adventures will be written down soon, too, to be sent back probably next week.
NO problem Heleen!!!!
I'm glad to hear that the card is alive and kicking!!! :)
Maak je geen zorgen...I can let know Nesta that his card will come soon!
jeanine...that was a message for heleen I presume...will I receive a card too? :) Would love it!
Kathy! Sorry, I returned Arne's card shortly after I received it, I posted here when I sent it. If you'll send me his address I'll send another one. Of course it won't have his lovely house on it - and this time I'll send it in an envelope!
I did read somewhere recently that it was always best to send hand made postcards to Europe in an envelope.