For me, the mailart is a syringe filled with stamps, ink, that I inject myself, which go up
along my veins in a long shiver and which penetrate my brain in an explosion of images and delirious which; I hope is communicative. To remove it to me is to kill me, it is a drug with habituation.

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It fulfills the need to be creative on all levels and topics without commercialism so we can be ourselves
I must reluctantly agree with you Reed....If you're not vigilant it can take over like any other addictive behaviour, While involved in mail art you're not reading, spending time with you kids , partners or friends, taking care of everyday chores, exercising
or even making other kinds of art. This goes for mail art networking sites as well.
I say reluctantly because I sure do enjoy it. Handle with care!
Reed Altemus said:
I don't need mail-art and mail-art doesn't need me. I would argue that it's the
people who really need mail-art who ruin mail-art for everyone else. Addiction in
mail-art is just as sad as it is in anything else.
Yes, Mail-Art can get addictive and that is a problem. So people should treasure their 'real life' as well and don't hide in the mail-box (theirs or others). Mail-Art absorbes time and money. Something you might condider having too little.

Reed Altemus said:
I don't need mail-art and mail-art doesn't need me. I would argue that it's the
people who really need mail-art who ruin mail-art for everyone else. Addiction in
mail-art is just as sad as it is in anything else.

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Ruud Janssen said:

that can happen too..... Creative people tend to have creative lives.
The bad part is when the stamps don't reach the brain and just get stuck in the veins...I just hate that.
See Reed Altemus' reply below, if I tried or employed those infinite monkeys I couldn't have said it more eloquently.

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