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Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?

Website: http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Location: Cheshire UK
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Latest Activity: Dec 4

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Some stamps that me and Vittore Baroni in Italy collaborated on a couple of years ago.

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Comment by Mary Anne on October 5, 2019 at 2:14am

I am not sure how many of us there are out there but I have a little pebble to drop into the pond however big it be.

With my somewhat literal mind I am having something of a difficulty when I come to writ out my address. Unlike many nations we have a choice of country name but which to use?

I usually use United Kingdom but, with Scotland (or their leaders) determined to cut themselves adrift, with the remaining Irish continually grumbling amongst themselves, and with growing demands for regional parliaments, it doesn't seem that 'united' fits anymore. 'Great Britain. has been somehow hijacked by questionable right wingers who insist on misinterpreting the word 'great'. which leaves me with a rather forlorn 'Britain' which still conjures up, at least for me, an image of blue painted men dancing round the ranks of Imperial Romans.

'England' seems just a tad defeatist.

I would be interested to discover what other 'Brits' prefer to use. 

Comment by Michael Leigh on September 6, 2019 at 2:20pm

Flyers , posters and window decal etc. all freshly printed. Things coming together slowly. Hopefully it will all be tweaked by next week.  More photos to follow.

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on August 16, 2019 at 8:45pm

Good luck Michael. i wish I could go but ...

I hope to see photos somewhere later on

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Comment by Michael Leigh on May 13, 2019 at 6:58am

Welcome Penny,  I'm sure you'll find plenty of culture vultures and like minds here in the UK to exchange mail art with you. All the best,  Michael

Comment by Penny Reinecke on May 13, 2019 at 2:50am

Hello

i am a British born OZ, living in Perth Western Australia.

I’m a mixed media artist, and interested in textiles.

i am a culture vulture, and would like to exchange mail art please! 

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 15, 2019 at 11:32am

Hi Martha, Glad it's not just me that gets those scary "this is insecure log in" doodads!   Not read any Harry Potter either - not all the way through - Hazel and I used to read them to Archie when he was little - a right of passage at the time it seems.  He liked the films too - and so we had to go too - enjoyable nonsense. Outsiders are those interesting artists who never went to art school and produce weird and infantile , slightly crazy artworks on the backs of shirt collars, tin cans and old inner soles. Sounds a bit like mail art to me!   I got most of that stuff through the post in the good old days. I imagine it still goes on today - people making friends by sending postcards made of cheese etc.  I love it - but I have a shed full and don't want anymore.  Time for a silly collage -actually thi s is me trying to sort out some mail in the back room.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 15, 2019 at 11:05am

Yes I also get that warning by my over zealous virus checker, Avast. I ignore it. 

I hope I did not give the impression that I actually read  Harry Potter. I tried to read the first one and could not, the English is so infantile. And don't tell me it is for children, so is Alice in Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, Robinson Crusoe, all of  Jules Verne, etc. 

I think 'the Others' may do, following your suggestion but shorter. Or 'Outsiders'?

Good luck with your invaluable work, Michael. I have returned to childhood and only do things to amuse myself , but they take time too. Arrrgh!

Comment by Michael Leigh on January 15, 2019 at 10:16am

HI Jade and Martha,  Not very actice participant in the snail mail anymore but working on a big mail art archive show that will be seen in Manchester in August so that will take up a lot of time ( has already !).  40+ years of mail can be a devil to sort through!  Still online fo course- where most of my mail arting ends up these days - http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/

Insecure connections here apparently - that's what it says everytime I log in - do you get that too?

Mugglers?  I just call them , those other folks.  Those sensible people who don't spend a small fortune on stamps!

 

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