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A Blog for Lindsay Stewart "Madame Farquharsons's Dream Alfabit

Mail Art received third week of January 2011

I ‘met’ Lindsay through Project 26 – an excellent place to be :-) She posted me my first zine – exciting! It is made from a book recently bought from a second hand store. The Book was called Charlie Farquharsons Korn Allmynack  Lindsay writes further  - “obviously in satire, most words are spelled incorrectly.  One section, Madame Farquharsons Dream Alfabit” was perfect.  Yes, another sort of 26 project  - the cover says its all – speshully…


Added by cheryl penn on January 26, 2011 at 8:52am — 11 Comments

Mail Art Call. The Female Nude

General information.

Topic: The Female Nude
Technique: Photography
Maximum size of the work: 10.5 x 15 cm
Amount of pieces: A maximum of 3 (three) pieces per author.
Pieces should be sent to Francisco Acuña at the following…

Added by Francisco Acuña on January 26, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Special purple packet from Karen today! Many, many thanks!

Sometimes, when a package like this arrives, you almost don't want to hurry to open it. It is better to linger and spend time with the details of the envelope, the soft refineness of the wrapping...let anticipation built a bit, because you just know that itis going to be something special from Karen!

ART NATION is a give-away clue...guarded through the postal…


Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Received from Susan Wood-Usa.365 DAYS of Peace & Love!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 25, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Rachel Freeman

I just had to share the absolutely awesome mailart sent by Rachel - my jaw dropped when I opened the envelope, with the adorable rabbits.…


Added by Julie (O-kami) on January 25, 2011 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment


to Konstantin Kalendaroff - Russia

Added by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on January 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Blog for Lauriana Glenny (South Africa) : Project 26 C

Mail art received 25th January 2011

Ok, just because 1) - I may be the first to actually received something for this project :-) 2) - its fantastic and 3) the more glamorous Glimmer Twin did, I'm blogging Lauriana's Project 26 contribution and  No, its not going to become a habit :-(  as ALL the work has exceeded expectations.…


Added by cheryl penn on January 25, 2011 at 3:26pm — 14 Comments

RECEIVED: Zenobit 26 Menace Mail-Art from Lisa Iversen (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)

Mail-art book chapter for the 26 Project by IUOMA member Lisa Iversen (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)


January 24, 2011 - Lisa Iversen is distributing her chapter for the 26 international mail-art book project to…


Added by De Villo Sloan on January 25, 2011 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

The family puzzle / Tapestry of life - from Cheryl Penn

Another super-galactico mail from Cheryl Penn has made it to my lucky mailbox. No angry in here, says the envelope (laugh!). I hear you, Cheryl...

The puzzle of family unfolds, complex and rich, beautiful and mysterious. This is another one of those pieces I just couldn't stop taking pictures of. Gorgeous!…


Added by Marie Wintzer on January 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

My project for 2011 ... update

  I have decided that, as part of "documentation" for this little project, I would add a posting here every month or so - a sort of progress report - and a record of how the project grows or changes, choices made and decisions taken.  I have already started posting scans of finished, or near finished pages in a photo album on this site and I am making plans for some sort of written documentation for the projects end, so things are sort of coming together.

  At the moment, one month in…


Added by MaryAnne on January 25, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

Received from Valentine Mark Herman-France, two sided curius art-collage!

Thanks Val!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 25, 2011 at 3:32am — No Comments

Received this great retro piece from Stephanie Blake. Couldn't get a good picture of the back but it has an awesome vintage button.

Received this great retro piece from Stephanie Blake. Couldn't get a good picture of the back but it has an awesome vintage button. Continue

Added by DKULT on January 24, 2011 at 10:14pm — 3 Comments

Tags from Likeatelevisionshow and Gabby Cooksey

Likeatelevisionshow sent this well designed tag,



















Gabby's tag has 5 tiles attached that form the drawing of the tea cups. Also check out her envelope, with the cut out design glued onto the…


Added by Larned Justin on January 24, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

What a wonderful world it can be... (my life in song lyrics?)

As some of you know, I sing and write music as well as make mail art.  I've noticed lately that I often respond to questions with song lyrics!  Does anyone else do that?  I don't do it on purpose, it's just that there seem to be song lyrics to fit any and all occasions!  


My grandmother once told me that she was going to stop speaking in anything but aphorisms since they could cover anything she wanted to say and I'm starting to understand her.  


Anyway, it's…


Added by Carla Cryptic on January 24, 2011 at 5:39pm — 5 Comments

Received from Jen Staggs - Usa, "Cycladic Post". Greek art line!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Extreme Mail-Art from Jeanine - USA

The Extreme Mail-Art group causes some funny mail. Jeanine from USA sent me this parcel with art-materials typical for a mail-artists. Made the photo before unpacking the funny looking parcel. It arrived without any problem. Thakn you Jeanine!… Continue

Added by Ruud Janssen on January 23, 2011 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

Small things, good things! Mail received from Lin Collette.

I had meant to blog this yesterday, but sometimes life just gets in the way, right?

I received this lovely ATC from Lin Collette. This is the first artist card I have ever received and, frankly, I have to say I'm falling in love with the idea of artworks that are small and delicate. Thank you so much for your mail, Lin!


Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?




Added by Louise Kiner on January 23, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Chinese postal ephmera pick-a-mix

musty old bookstores, with all their glories, are common in China. something extraordinary, however, is a marvellous stash of postal ephemera which i found hiding amidst the books today!

first is a packet of some 200+ documents; the backs of which are covered with (cancelled?) stamps from the 1980s. the fronts bear what looks like inventory lists from 'Shanghai Da Jiang Co'. i am entirely unsure of why the stamps were applied to each page.....…


Added by ejva:nsva on January 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — 14 Comments

Received from Deborah Davidson, Japan--Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit Etegami Style

Deborah's etegami is always a treat to receive. Etegami means picture letter in Japanese. It's a traditional yet informal, freestyle method of mail correspondence among friends that has been going on for ages--before mail art got labeled as a movement outta New York. The key element of etegami is that the image and message be sincere. Thanks for the New Year wishes, Debbie. Great… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 23, 2011 at 2:13am — 1 Comment

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