A Two Day Spring Break = Mail Art Making

When I was a student, spring break meant I would go somewhere, usually to a much colder than the beach community I went to school in. One spring break I spent driving through upstate New York and into Canada. Now that I’m a teacher, I spent most of the break working at school without the students around, and for the past couple of years, I’ve spent my actual days off making things. So here’s what I made. The size of the cards was completely random. I went through my address book to see who I was going to send to and then pulled a card from the stack. If you live in the U.S. you should have already received your item.

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Comment by jon foster on March 21, 2013 at 2:23pm

Ahh Angie, I remember making that one. I love any books not in English and it seems that I've been quite lucky with this lately. I have a bunch that I just sent out in Russian, this one's in French, and I have another book that I bought yesterday that's about Doris Day in Italian.

Comment by jon foster on March 21, 2013 at 2:12pm

Yes! Thanks so much for posting this and thinking about my creations. Thanks!

Comment by Susanna Lakner on March 21, 2013 at 9:29am

Uuuuuh! I can see the work in progress you sent me... Magic!

I have already a constant place for Foster-collages on my shelf:

The mail art as we like it!

Comment by jon foster on March 13, 2013 at 5:42pm

I don't have much left to rant about, but I did make these recently. I'll send them out with mail-art like things very soon. Trying to spread my fat face around the world in button form.

Comment by jon foster on March 13, 2013 at 3:15pm

Wonderful Angie, glad that it got out to you. I need to slow down a little bit with the amount of things that I send. In that pile I sent out 20 cards at once, and I mailed out about that many the week before. Although I think I need to slow down, I'm going straight to making things when I get home. I think I'm going to make all black and white cards...now I'm just ranting.

Comment by xx Jones on March 11, 2013 at 9:38pm

Great pics. Everything looks so organized! My room looks more like a bomb exploded during mail art making.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 11, 2013 at 6:15pm

Happy Spring Break, Jon!

Have fun making and creating :-)

Make-an-EGG and send to Greece, please xxx



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