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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items. Please join and include your address. Feel free to add photos of the pieces.

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 20, 2019 at 1:04am

By the way, I recently designed this stamp. I haven’t used it yet, but it might hand some clue to the recipient :-) 

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 20, 2019 at 1:00am

Hello Bill,

To my experience there are no rules nor any guidelines at all. Sometimes the one who started an A&P writes on the sheet ‘when full, return to .... (his or her address)’, and many times no such thing is written, so it remains a question where the sheet will end.

Speaking for myself, I’ve had an ‘add and return’ project (in which I sent out art on postcard size) of which it was clear that the receiver was asked to return after adding to it (see my group ‘what or whom is she staring at?’). Other mail art I’ve sent out ‘in the wild’, and as there are no rules, all options the sender would choose, were and are okay to me.

Generally I think it polite to return a piece when the sender asks for it, and if a piece of mail art lands in someone’s home for good, I think that is all in the mail art game. If I’d like to keep something which I am supposed to forward, I’d scan it, keep the copy, and still forward the original. 

I’m looking forward to reading the others’ thoughts!

Comment by Bill Lowenburg on August 19, 2019 at 8:06pm

I have a question about Add & Pass: is there a guideline/tradition/protocol for determining a final resting place for a piece?

For example, if a piece was of special interest to a recipient and the person wanted to keep it for whatever reason -- to hang in their studio and appreciate it, to exhibit it as an example of mail art and Add & Pass, etc. 

OR: is the general guideline to appreciate the piece in a transient way -- simply to groove on it while adding, and then send it on?

I'm new here and like the concept of Add & Pass. I realize it's a collective process. Am just curious to hear the viewpoint of various members and find out if there are any specific guidelines or traditions. Thanks for your thoughts!

Comment by Julia Jacques on August 18, 2019 at 5:45pm

I'm forwarding on 6 Add-n-Pass today, watch your mailboxes!

Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on August 17, 2019 at 5:48am

Dear SamaLama, thank you for the May 31, 2016 photos of the giant Yosemite Postcard! The piece never made it home. Did you photograph or scan the envelope? I could take an image of the envie by the post office and ask if they can look for it. I use a tiny P.O. and they just stick packages on top of the post office box cubicles. Maybe it's up there. I'm so delighted to see the outcome after all this time. Thank you!

Comment by BoozyBarb on August 10, 2019 at 11:03pm

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Comment by BoozyBarb on August 10, 2019 at 11:01pm

Some of my favorite A and P’s this week.....

Comment by BoozyBarb on August 10, 2019 at 11:00pm

Comment by Norma Soulet on August 7, 2019 at 4:32pm

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well.

Just wanted to let you know I am dropping out of this group. :(

I have enjoyed working on all the A&P's I have received  from everyone.

I will ONLY be replying to Mail Art.

Keep well and happy,

Norma

 

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