A postcard for Mella

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A postcard for Mella

Time: June 15, 2017 at 6pm to December 31, 2017 at 7pm
Location: Monopoli, Italy
Event Type: mail, art, call
Organized By: Tina Festa
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2017

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Event Description

A POSTCARD FOR MELLA, words of Beauty - Mail Art Call

My name is Mella. I am a teacher and poetry searcher. I live by the sea in the south of Italy.

Two month ago I had mastectomy surgery and I will start chemotherapy shortly.
Everybody tells me I’m a brave woman. I don’t know, there are days when everything seems so difficult and I get discouraged.
Poetry – and especially the Caviardage method – helps me a lot, but there are times when I don’t have the strength and don’t want to write and I am unable to see the beauty I have always searched in everything.

Sometimes even sharing this feeling with those I love and are close to me is hard.
I miss my job, my students and colleagues, the train… I miss my life.
I spoke with my friend Tina Festa of how I feel and how I would like to find a meaning in all this.
We thought it would be wonderful to receive postcards of encouragement from all over the world. So this “mail art call” was set up with the idea of filling my coming days with beauty and of being helpful to lots of other women who are in my same situation.

A POSTCARD FOR MELLA – words of Beauty

The event involves the creation of postcards with the following features:
⁃ Free support and technique
– Maximum size 21 x 30 cm
– Free subject (relating to the title of the competition)
⁃ Postacards must be sent by regular, duly-stamped post, also in envelopes.

All works must be sent complete with name, surname and e-mail address on the back of the postcard.
You can also write a personal message for Mella.
Also accepted (and much appreciated) works made in class or by individual students are.

Expiration date: 31st December 2017.
Send to:
Mella Sciancalepore
Vico Cacamece, 11
70043 Monopoli (Bari)

All postcards will be posted on my blog. http://www.mellasciancalepore.it/
Some postcards will be chosen to be reproduced and published to raise funds for charity purposes.
Participation to the competion is subject to acceptance of the regulation and waiver of any copywright.

UNA CARTOLINA PER MELLA, parole di Bellezza

L'iniziativa prevede la realizzazione di CARTOLINE artistiche (mail art) con le seguenti caratteristiche:
- supporto e tecnica libera
- misure massime 21 x 30 cm
- tema libero (attinente al titolo del bando)
- il materiale deve aver viaggiato per posta tradizionale, anche in busta, ma comunque affrancata.

Le opere dovranno essere inviate complete di nome, cognome, e-mail sul retro della cartolina. È anche possibile scrivere un messaggio personale per Mella. È anche possibile partecipare con lavori di classe.

Data di scadenza: entro 31 dicembre 2017.
Inviare a:
Mella Sciancalepore
Vico Cacamece 11
70043 Monopoli (Bari)

Le cartoline saranno pubblicate sul mio blog.
Alcune cartoline saranno scelte per essere riprodotte e diffuse per raccolte fondi a scopo benefico. La partecipazione al bando implica l'accettazione del regolamento e la rinuncia a eventuali diritti d'Autore.

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 28, 2017 at 1:19pm

cheer up with "snail mail" coming soon :-)

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