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At 4:23pm on January 9, 2014, Nancy Bell Scott said…

Hey Erica, just want to let you know you are on my list, and thank you for your nice m.a. the past few months. I am behind (again, or is it still) but you'll be hearing from me again shortly.

At 2:41am on December 31, 2013, Amy Irwen said…
Happy New Year Erica! Thank you for the MA postcard... I will be posting soon *!*
At 9:17pm on December 30, 2013, Neil Gordon said…

Thanks for the "send me more mail" card. I loved it. You have a happy new year filled with good health, luck and Art and postage stamps!!!!

At 10:08pm on December 8, 2013, Neil Gordon said…

Erica , your the best! Love the card you sent and the Chinese stamp w/ the birds is beautiful. do you know what kind of birds they are? they look like a cross between Bluejays & Crows!!!

All the best!!!

At 1:46pm on November 23, 2013, Petrolpetal said…

From one destroyer of children's storybooks to another...thanks for the great mail! I love the envelope you created - and the enclosed card too ( it was so strikingly different to the envelop : nice surprise!).Thanks!

At 7:20pm on November 13, 2013, Amy Irwen said…

Hi Erica...Nice to hear from you...thank you for the MA...

Much Thanks *!*

At 11:44pm on November 11, 2013, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

Dead line is December 3, 2013

MAIL ART CALL: My city through the lens of mail art


THE IDEA: This is a group of students of Cities Semiotics, class of 2012, undergraduates in Communication Technology of the UFPR (Federal University of the State of Paraná, Brazil). We invite you all to show to the planet your city through the particular and creative ”mail art eyes” of yours. We´ll be happy to expose your artworks to art students, the academic community and the general public.

BACKGROUND: “Last month I invited Patricio, the Celestial Scribe, an IUOMA member, to present mail art to my group of students at the university.  It was totally awesome!  My students and I have fallen in love with mail art mainly because the many connections between semiotics (the study of signs and symbols as elements of communication) and the outstanding creative process observed in the artworks received by Patricio. We, as a group, decided that we all wanted to undergo our own mail art experience, semiotics related  The group of students decided to make this mail art call and soon it became one of the assessments procedures for the discipline of cities´semiotics by the university.  Anna Beatriz Paula, PhD  (


FORMATS: The following are accepted

  • Artworks created on a heavy card stock paper.  Postcard size 4x6 or 5x7
  • Artworks in any size, that can be folded down to fit into a standard size envelope 9 ½ x 41/2
  • Artworks/Objects/3D forms that can be sent through the mail unwrapped .
  • All visual art mediums will be accepted including text/poetry, printmaking, and sculpture.
  • The following information should be included on the back: Name / Full Snail Mail Address / Title of artwork (if there is one) and Medium  


  • No jury, no censorship. All works will be exhibited.
  • The contributions will not be returned and remain the property of the Dept. of Semiotics of the UFPR, The Federal University of Paraná.

DOCUMENTATION: issued  by UFPR it will be sent to all participants in exchange for their works.

SUBMISSIONS: Artists are encouraged to use the envelope or various packaging as an art surface, either on its own or in addition to the artwork that is inside it.

ORGANIZATION: Prof. Anna Beatriz Paula.    CURATOR: The Celestial Scribe

DEADLINE: Submissions must arrive to UFPR by December 3, 2013

VENUE: Technological and Professional Education Sector of the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba. Brazil


         Prof. Anna Beatriz Paula


            Caixa Postal 19056




FURTHER  Phone 55-41-9979-1949

LEGAL: By submitting an artwork to this exhibition, the sender agrees that the students of Communication Technology at the Federal University of Parana (class 2012), can photograph and use images for press and advertising purpose, on their social media sites.  Additionally, the participant also agrees that he will receive no compensation of any sort from the Federal University of Paraná, except for the documentation mentioned herein before. 


At 11:43pm on November 11, 2013, Patricio - The Celestial Scribe said…

I received your artwork, tropical coloured even for brazilian standards.  I´m a little behind with my to answer list but you are there for sure.  

Take a look to the following call.  If it appeals to you in one way or another, please go ahead.  It will be a pleasure to see Waldwick through your eyes in Brazil.


At 10:26pm on October 19, 2013, Petrolpetal said…

Thanks for the card - mails out to you in reply!

At 1:26am on September 20, 2013, Jenny Kennedy said…

Hello Erica thank you for the great Postcard. 


At 12:52am on August 3, 2013, Jenny Kennedy said…

Hello Erica, I sent you a friend request, we are friends on Swapbot, I am 2012ash on there, and Flickr, but used my name Jenny Kennedy here.

At 10:08pm on April 6, 2013, De Villo Sloan said…

Erica, I blogged your great card. Many thanks. Mink Ranch items headed your way. Regards, DVS

At 12:52am on February 13, 2013, Amy Irwen said…

Hi Erica, received your "thank you" post card...glad you liked the Fiber Card!

At 7:55pm on January 27, 2013, Heleen de Vaan said…

Music, animals, rubber stamp prints and postage stamps, what else does one want.... Thank you very much, Erica, for this beautiful surprise!

At 7:15pm on January 26, 2013, Carina said…

Hi Erica, thanks for your great card, which arrived on Friday! Will soon send you something back. Have a nice weekend :)

At 2:45am on January 19, 2013, Susan McAllister said…
I received your postcard today. Thanks so much.
At 8:37pm on January 15, 2013, Neil Gordon said…

Erica! Thanks for the "Blue Duck Hello card, beautiful! Was that made with rubber stamps???? Also the circle cut from the envelope and your creative use of cutting up maps w/ the heart!

At 4:34pm on January 7, 2013, Amy Irwen said…

Hi Erica...little slow in blogging your wonderful mail art envelope...

thank you so much...

Amy *!*

At 5:25pm on January 4, 2013, Heather Brent said…

Thank you!!

At 9:03pm on December 15, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonsoir, Erica! Many thanks for the smiling/happy/ hello!!!/please hand cancel card that you sent me: tis very nice indeed! I have bad foot, but if I can hobble/limp my way to the Post Office next week, I'll send you something back. Best wishes for the Xmas/New Year holidays, and for 2013.

Thanks again & regards, Hopalong Herman



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