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Mailart 365

A group for anyone embarking on a mailart 365 - Can you make a piece of mailart every day for a year?

Website: http://www.mailart365.com
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Our addresses

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by Anita Sep 5. 130 Replies

Even though it makes sense that we can look on each others profiles, you may want to add your address here and any blogs or other accounts you want highlighted. This way it's in a closed environment and we all get to share.

Significant dates for the diary (some might say...)

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by Melissa E Jun 13, 2013. 38 Replies

McFloozy mentioned Quack Day in February and I had a message from Valentine Mark Hermann telling me of an anniversary in February. I figured that it would be best to put all the dates in one discussion, so anyone could contribute and we could all…Continue

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The honours list!

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by andytgeezer Mar 5, 2013. 24 Replies

If you've completed 365 pieces, you deserve a place on the honours list - and here it is!Please update if I miss out!Continue

New to mail art..

Started by Melissa Jordan. Last reply by Poison Label Productions Sep 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm new to mail art, but am looking forward to making this a hobby!  I like photography A LOT, in fact, I'm working on a project of a "Picture a Day".  It's an idea I got from a man who took a polaroid a day for 17 years until he lost his battle…Continue

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Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 18, 2010 at 5:38pm
Here's a quote from the best-selling English author Lynne Truss in the Introduction to Harriet Russel's fantastic 'Envelopes' book:
"I can't remember the last time I sent a letter to myself. Generally, the act of auto-mailing is committed only a) if you are entirely friendless, but pathetically want to pretend otherwise; b) in quite complicated legal situations, when a sealed, registered self-sent envelope can be used as proof of dating; or c) by mistake, when drunk."
There is a fourth category that lynne didn't consider: Mail Art
Comment by Mary Jo Cartledgehayes on November 18, 2010 at 5:33pm
The more I think about this, the happier I am. The experience of doing once a day art on my own was great, and I think the experience of doing it as part of a community will be a different and expansive process. Way to go, Andy.
Comment by Mary Jo Cartledgehayes on November 18, 2010 at 2:37am
Genius that I am, I figured out how to send you my address. Also, I LOVE the idea of mailing 365 postcards on December 1, 2011; but I won't manage to wait that long. But if anybody does, we're going to need some photos!
Comment by Mary Jo Cartledgehayes on November 18, 2010 at 2:34am
Yes,Andy, I'm still ripping my book to shreds and playing with fabric. I've been a little off my feed for a few months but am returning to life again now. You know that blog was one piece of mail art a day originally, but then one thing and another came up. So I'm glad to begin again. I've chopped up all my cereal boxes for that very reason! And I'll send you my address as soon as I figure out how. Boo
Comment by Dewi on November 17, 2010 at 10:05pm
I was inspired by David Berube's Face a Day project to do this for the last two years. And I must admit, it is really nice having a 'mail art bank' of work to keep ahead of correspondence and shows and projects. I have learned to keep some material half finished so I can adapt it to themed shows.
Comment by andytgeezer on November 17, 2010 at 4:36pm
Woah. What an idea. One day in late 2011, 365 people are made very happy! I wouldn't be able to resist editing them though. At lesat you'd be able to make sure you didn't duplicate though.

There were over 1000 people on IUOMA last time I looked though, so easily enough for 3 years worth adnd you'd never run out of addresses
Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on November 17, 2010 at 2:46pm
I plan to send mine off into the world.
Comment by andytgeezer on November 17, 2010 at 1:23pm
I envisaged that you would make the mailart and send it as it was made as usual. I guess people could keep them and send them all as one big bunch at the end if they wanted, but the cost of postage will have gone up, and who can resist sending that many cards for that long!

Up to you how you do it I think
Comment by andytgeezer on November 17, 2010 at 1:22pm
This just in from Valentine Mark Herman

There's at least one other question: what do you do with 365 different pieces when you have got them at the end of the year?
I'm lucky in that I'm going to exhibit my Envelopes.
But I need lots of space to do this properly. Arranged end-to-end (and with just a little space between them) the Envelopes will form a continuos line of 66 meters. They will be arranged on grill-type racks in the local mediatheque -- hopefully one rack/month.
I've just bought 400 little wooden clothes pegs so that i can hang the Envelopes up.
I am temporarily storing them in a box 50x25x25 cms (it will hold all 365 of them), but they are all squashed up face to face, and all you cans ee is a box load of coloured envelopes, but no details of any of them.
So, display is or can be as much of a problem as creation.
Regards, Val
Comment by andytgeezer on November 17, 2010 at 12:37pm
Hi Jennifer - Never got this Queensland Giant Pineapple - I'm gutted! When did you send it?

You wouldn't need to start a blog, you'd be added to the bloggers list at www.mailart365.com, it's completely pain-free!
 

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