"Patricio, Our Mail Art is crossing in the mail. I sent something to you a few days ago and just received your new packet of treats, which you must have sent before receiving mine. Thanks! I love the cleverness and humor in your mail art."
"So the very nice senior clerk at a San Francisco post office thinks this is what happened: apparently my Mail Art to Tristan da Cunha needed 21 cents more postage, even though a post office clerk had told me how much postage to use. As a result, the…"
"Hi Jennifer and Debra. And I started a round robin collaborative book project you might be interested in. It's described on the Collaborative Mail Art Books group page. So far there are three of us. --Susan"
"If you go to page 2 of the Comments and scroll down to the bottom, there's a nice email from the postmistress of TDC, saying that she is expecting mail art and intends to exhibit it.
I haven't checked the website yet, but I'm…"
"Actually, that four-line one in French is not mine, Bradford. That one was sent by Sandra Gaches, who lives in France (see below); I don't know if she had any delivery problems. I wrote the address, in English, exactly as instructed at the top…"
"Hola, Mizael. I had an idea that I posted on the Collaborative Mail Art Books page a little while ago, for a small group round robin. It would be great to have you be part of that. If you go to the group page and scroll down to the comment section,…"
"I posted my art to the address shown above and it was just returned to me with the following message: INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS. MUST SHOW DESTINATION IN ENGLISH. ???!!?? I know the United States is pretty insular and monolingual,…"
It's a great way to do something creative and playful, to be connected to other people doing the same thing, and hopefully to work together with them.
I discovered Mail Art about 13 years ago at a show at the San Francisco Art Institute. I immediately said, "I want to do that!" so I formed a small group that stayed in action for a few years. Since then I've done what I call Random Acts of Mail Art amid my other artistic endeavors (e.g., artist's books, mixed media work).But I want a more regular engagement in this wonderful medium, so here I am.
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