E Coles's Blog (18)

Last week's Mail Art Arrivals

Left a cool lady from Mariska van den Heuvel in the Netherlands, centre top: some love from Katerina in Greece, centre bottom: an accordion fold book with an innovative linen thread and button closure from Carina in Finland and on the right a poem and mail art call from Moan Lisa.

Thank you all! Mail art will be on its way to you from me…

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Added by E Coles on February 17, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Final Mail Out of 2014

If you have sent me something in the last few weeks a response should be on its way to you this afternoon.

Today's trip to the post office brings my total pieces sent in 2014 up to 151. I have sent mail art to 12 different countries including the UK.

I hope you all have a creative, mail art making…

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Added by E Coles on December 30, 2014 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Artist book from Shellie Lewis

I received a great package from Shellie Lewis in Chicago this week made up of a handmade envelope, advertising postcard, Canada paper, a letter and an artist book made from repurposed book and magazine pages with beautiful photographs.

Thanks Shellie!…

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Added by E Coles on August 19, 2014 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Recent mail art arrivals to brightened up my rain-soaked days

Here is a selection of mail art I have received recently. Thank you to everyone who has sent me something.

These two are both from Dimitra in Greece - I love those mini envelopes.…

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Added by E Coles on February 28, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Artist book from Claudia Garcia

I received this beautiful, little artist book from Claudia in Buenos Aires. The cover is made out of patterned paper and the pages feature sumi-e drawings and tranquil words of poetry. The internal pages are coffee-dyed and even after traversing the skies of the Atlantic still smell strongly.…

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Added by E Coles on February 6, 2014 at 2:22pm — 4 Comments

For Postage Stamp Lovers

I received a fabulous mini boekie of Traditional Moroccan Proverbs from Rachel Carter in the US. 

Each page carries a traditional saying and the book is filled with stamps from all over the world and brightly coloured backgrounds.

Thank you Rachel!…

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Added by E Coles on December 15, 2013 at 6:24pm — 3 Comments

Accordion fold book from Finland

Another classic from Carina arrived a couple of days ago. I find it quite difficult to photograph books, but hopefully you can get an idea of how great this piece is from the picture.

In addition to bright colours, amusing pictures from old cartoons/magazines and fun stamps the book also features different coloured thread sewn through the pages. 

Thanks Carina!…

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Added by E Coles on November 4, 2013 at 11:52pm — 6 Comments

Mini mail art from Suus in Mokum

Yesterday the smallest mail art that I have ever received dropped through the letter box.

Inside the small envelope was an even smaller boekie, beautifully decorated in shades of blue and filled with stamps (postage and rubber stamps). 

Stamps are fun and cool, indeed!…

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Added by E Coles on October 31, 2013 at 2:52pm — 3 Comments

Thank you Val, Annick and Dimitra

I moved to a new city 2 weeks ago - moving meant a forced hiatus from mail art making and no internet connection (boo hoo).

Last week I was welcomed to my new home by the arrival of 3 pieces of mail art (2 from France and 1 from Greece). Thank you Val, Annick and Dimitra for helping me to settle in so quickly.…

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Added by E Coles on October 15, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

From Carmela

I received a beautiful piece of mail art from Carmela Rizzuto yesterday.…

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Added by E Coles on August 21, 2013 at 11:52am — 2 Comments

Letters from Land's End: The First and The Last Post.

I had the opportunity to visit Land's End yesterday (the most westerly point in mainland Britain). 

While I was there I posted some mail art in the first/last postbox. I asked at the nearest post office and unfortunately there is not a special postmark applied to post sent from there. If you receive something from me postmarked Penzance then it was sent from Land's…

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Added by E Coles on August 11, 2013 at 12:31am — 2 Comments

The Beauty and the Brave

I don't know what is wrong with my postman at the moment, but he seems to turn up later and later everyday. Yesterday he arrived at 5 o'clock in the afternoon! Perhaps he had been sitting under a tree investigating my mail, as yesterday I received two fabulous pieces of mail art.

The "beauty" came from Dimitra Papatheodorou in Greece. Her envelope was decorated and sealed so well that I wasn't sure if that was the art work or whether I needed to open it. I managed to slit the envelope…

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Added by E Coles on July 25, 2013 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Mail Art from The Netherlands

I received a lovely piece of art from Leena Blom in The Netherlands today.

The slap of the letter box as the postman passes on his daily round is filled with such expectation and excitement these days!

Added by E Coles on July 20, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Mail Art from Tennessee

Forgot to add the photo to the previous post - whoops!

Added by E Coles on July 15, 2013 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Mail Art from Tennessee

I received a lovely post card from Gin today.

Added by E Coles on July 15, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Art from Argentina

Today I received mail art from Cernjul Viviana in Argentina. I don't know whether the photo I took is close enough, but my favourite element is the 20 pesos from the Banco Central de los Niños - que guay!

Added by E Coles on July 13, 2013 at 1:20pm — 1 Comment

Mail Art from Finland

I received a great piece of mail art from Carina in Finland today.

Added by E Coles on July 12, 2013 at 11:39pm — 3 Comments

Mail Art 1st July

I received my first pieces of mail art today - how thrilling! As soon as they arrived I went out into the garden and turned the wall into a gallery. The piece on the left is called Minimal: 3 colors, from Mim and the card on the right is from Val. 

Added by E Coles on July 1, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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