The Mail Art Experiment


The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (, I am sending out a new mail art call!

So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to  I hope to also open a physical exhibit in Virginia in the Fall 2018.

I would like to present the mail art in a clean and cohesive manner, so I have a few more rules than last time. I will only be scanning and displaying the pages themselves. I do not plan to post envelopes or any additional pieces of art.  If there is any information that you would like to include (name, date, location, title) please incorporate it into the piece.  I would prefer that the pages remain unfolded, in portrait format and unaltered in size.

Enough rules!  There will be NO RESTRICTIONS on theme, content or medium, just keep in mind that your art may be displayed in a public place.

If you are interested in participating in The Experiment, please join the group and message me your address.  I will send you a page ASAP until I run out.  I have roughly 70 pages, so invite your friends!  This time around, I hope to produce a Thank You mailing early on in the game, so once I receive something from you, be on the lookout for something from me.

Thank you!  I look forward to seeing you in the mail.

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Comment by Ficus strangulensis on June 21, 2017 at 3:23pm

Hello, Diana. I've started using a DSLR when there's something on my screensaver which I can't capture using the screen captor software. I think the files are 3-meg JPGs.

Comment by Diana Hale on June 21, 2017 at 3:13pm

Hi, Terry, yes, I have it.  Apologies to everyone, I have quite some catching up to do but I hope to get caught up shortly.  I will keep you posted.  Some of the pages were too big for my scanner, so I need to figure out what to do.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Comment by Terry Owenby on June 20, 2017 at 8:31pm

Hi Diana, I sent my page back to you a few weeks ago. Did you receive it? Thanks!!

Comment by Maria Nekrasova on May 16, 2017 at 2:08pm

Hi Diana! Got the experiment # 4 (continued) two days ago. Thanks for the pleasure! I continued! Concurrent forces turned into Current forces. Sending the result tomorrow! 

Comment by Terry Owenby on May 4, 2017 at 6:43pm

I received my page yesterday!! 

Comment by Terry Owenby on May 3, 2017 at 7:34pm

It is so much fun seeing the many ways people have altered these sheets. I can't wait to get mine!

Comment by Karalie on May 3, 2017 at 5:48am

I love seeing everyone's personality show through these pages!! 

Diana, I did notice you misspelled my name. It's missing an "a".  No big deal, but I saw your post about making any changes. :o)  

Comment by on May 3, 2017 at 12:00am

What a fab collection of experiments so far Diana!

Comment by Diana Hale on May 2, 2017 at 9:08pm

Hi, everyone!  I am beyond delighted with all of the fantastic responses that have been arriving.  Please take a moment to visit the page and take a look for yourselves,  I think three arrived yesterday, but I am almost caught up with scanning and posting.  Please let me know if you would like a title added or if I need to correct your information.  Also, please give me a shout if you think you should have received a page by now but you haven't.  Thanks so much! I am having great fun with this project.

Comment by Terry Owenby on April 28, 2017 at 9:09pm

I'd love to participate! Terry Owenby, 3181 NE 23rd St. Apt. G134, Gresham, OR 97030, USA. Thank you for this opportunity!


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