Karl G. Siewert's Blog (5)

Mailart Inventory and Plan

I've been fielding requests from friends wanting mailart, and I want to keep things straight, so I'm going to make my first blog post a listing of everything I've sent (and am planning to send) and received, and update it as things progress.

Whenever I post new pictures, I'll update this and republish it. I hope you all enjoy.

Mailart Received



Added by Karl G. Siewert on February 14, 2011 at 11:35pm — 4 Comments

5 Rand - A Call for Mailart, with restrictions

This is my first call for mailart. Please let me know if you have suggestions for how to make it better!

Restrictions make things more interesting. If you give a class an assignment to "write anything you want," most of them will be stymied. Tell them to write the story of their worst day ever, and pens will start scratching immediately.

So, we have 5…


Added by Karl G. Siewert on January 29, 2011 at 3:58am — 4 Comments

Process for Mailart #017 - "Zabeth"

I took some step-by-step photos of my painting/drawing process for Mailart piece #017. I thought I'd share them here.

I started with tracing paper over a photo. I knew I wanted three different colors: a pale brown, a darker brown, and blue for the sky. I drew the borderlines that would delineate each area.…


Added by Karl G. Siewert on January 12, 2011 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

Great text source - Google Books

As I've been playing with collage more in my mailart, I've been looking for snips of old text that correspond with the theme of a piece. Working in a library as I do, I have access to discarded books, but it's often tricky to get exactly what I'm looking for.

Recently I began fooling around with Google Books, and I'm falling in love with it as a source for old texts. I can do a keyword search and limit to "Full View" in the…


Added by Karl G. Siewert on December 15, 2010 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

The Facebook Luddite Society

Some time ago, on a whim, I created a group on Facebook called the Facebook Luddite Society. In the description, I asked people to send an SASE to:

Facebook Luddite Society

3625 N Cedar St

Scranton, PA 32174

I didn't want to use my address, or a real address somewhere else, so I intentionally made the address non-functional. That ZIP code is for Florida, and there is no Cedar Street in…


Added by Karl G. Siewert on December 10, 2010 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment



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