Mailart 365

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

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Our addresses

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 22. 131 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.

What's your default?

Started by Mim Golub Scalin. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 21. 7 Replies

Because my friend Matt asked me this the other night, I had to think about it. His is painting a blue sky and some clouds, then he waits to see if anything more comes. His skull for Skull Appreciation Day was just the blue sky & clouds cause…Continue


Started by Mim Golub Scalin. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 20. 44 Replies

Who will you send  your first piece of mail to? I've been thinking about this a lot. Will it be someone in this group? Will it be one of the many mail artists I've exchanged MA with over the years? Will it be one of my letter writing friends, or my…Continue

Tags: writing, mailing, letters, mail, Art

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

Started by andytgeezer. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 15. 41 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

Tags: diary, dates, calendar


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Comment by Jan Hodgman on September 6, 2017 at 1:58am

Oh Yayoi, what joy comes thinking of you starting a "new year" with a MAILART 365 intention (just last night my women's group was saying that start of school feels more like the new year here than the calendar date 1.1)

I feel like the dailiness of this has grown me amazingly AND I make extra along the way so that when I travel, for example, I have a batch ready to go if it's not convenient to make art for awhile. But of course, whatever works for you....the intention alone is a strong encouragement. And of course you an always mail multiple pieces to the same people (heck, you could send all 365 to one person, I spoze!). I send them to friends and family along with  fellow mail artists.  I like the "conversation" that happens with getting mail back while I'm making it.

I'm letting myself experiment widely and even send out the "failures" feeling like they're part of the process. I'm also a part of MMSA, Mail Me Some Art, where you send up to 4 cards on one theme to someone who coordinates the swap and finds the recipients.

Comment by andytgeezer on September 6, 2017 at 12:19am

As Stripygoose says, make your own rules Yayoi! 

I've been running Mailart 365 for 7 years now and am on my 4th or 5th 365 series. I've never managed to make one a day as hard as I try, but for everyone Mailart365 means whatever you want it to mean. You can make it mean one a day for a year, or you can make it mean your target it to get to the number 365. Or you can make it mean that you think about Mailart 365 days a year and fit in the making wherever you can.

However you choose to do it, come and join us on the site at  :-)

Comment by stripygoose on September 5, 2017 at 11:30pm
Make your own rules Yayoi! Last time I sent all 365 in one go!
Comment by jimmyconnors on September 5, 2017 at 9:23pm

I'd be happy to receive something from you, Yayoi.

I create something not exactly on a daily basis but by use of my time machine I'm sending something every day.

Comment by Yayoi S.W. on September 5, 2017 at 7:49pm
So since September is here, I want to give a try on Mailart 365 (kind of like back to school in September). I have a couple of questions on how it works and maybe asking here would benefit all?
1. Are you supposed to create AND send it to someone each day? I know it's not completely realistic sometimes but is that the goal anyway?
2. I don't have hundreds of IUOMA friends. Can we also send to current MA365 participants? Just wondering who to send THAT many mailart pieces...
Comment by Yayoi S.W. on September 5, 2017 at 7:46pm
Jan has been such an inspiration to me with mailart 365, and her art is beautiful.
Comment by stripygoose on September 1, 2017 at 7:24am
Respect Jan!
And a beautiful image.
Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 31, 2017 at 12:25am

Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 31, 2017 at 12:24am

My latest, #242 today, {pant pant}---August 30 and haven't missed a day for 2017 so far.....

A thermofax screen I designed, over colorful acrylic background

You can see all of mine at 

Comment by andytgeezer on July 28, 2017 at 11:44pm

My Mailart 365 Pecha Kucha talk is now up online at


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