Needed: a crowded pub on London Marathon Sunday, April 26, 2015,

and a great "parea" of mail artist friends,

and a few other interesting characters:

Lots of fun materials and papers and postcards..and a Brit Postbox pencil sharpener:

and a whole lot of round-the-table collab work! Everyone is busy cutting and gluing

and drawing and even a bit of watercolor work, too:

Great Scott :-)

Stripygoose concentrating and creating,

Mail Art Martha getting help from Edmund ...

Well, MomKat is taking the photos, duh. (but also added her BLUE to some) are a few of  the results:

Thanks to Mail Art Martha, Stripygoose, Positively Postal,

and Andy and Elena...for an amazing mail art meet-up!

'Must do it again soon!

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on May 8, 2015 at 1:22pm

We had several meetings at the Morpeth Arms by now and they never ask a thing. People are not curious in England. I remeber the first time we put up a big tent in a camping site in France. Quite a different story.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 8, 2015 at 10:07am

Yay! another card arrived, thanks for letting us know, Phillip!

We were practically "unnoticed" in the pub on that Sunday, as it was

London Marathon day and the pub had announced that after they 

finished the race, participants would get free beer or drinks. So it was packed

with coaches, teams, "road-runners"...all with their official tags, medals, etc.

Scott had arrived early and "occupied" the big round table in a far corner

so we were in a cozy spot "far-from-the-maddening crowd" and no one

minded that after we ate, we could stay and cut and paste for 4 hours!:-)

Comment by FinnBadger on May 7, 2015 at 9:17pm

I'm interested to know if anyone in the pub asked what you were doing, or if you had any converts to mail art!

Comment by FinnBadger on May 7, 2015 at 9:13pm

Mine arrived yesterday, sent by Mail Art Martha. Took 5 days, very impressive.

And even more impressive that the London Pub Collective thought to make me one - thank you so much.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on May 7, 2015 at 6:46pm

Your moon fish is our angel fish Heleen, which makes it quite funny too. I don't know who sent me the stickers ages ago, came handy at last.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2015 at 12:02pm

...oh, yes, and a birdie hoppin' over the Houses of Parliament !

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2015 at 12:01pm

There is another fish flying around...who got it? :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2015 at 11:33am

Mail Art Martha had all these tiny fish and smilie stickers...

is that not surrealistic: a moon-kissing moonfish?

So glad that the card arrived, Heleen,

'wish you could have been with us in London.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on May 7, 2015 at 1:43am

p.s. I love that Moon-kissing Moonfish! (That is, in Dutch we call him/her 'maanvis' = moon fish', the English name is different, but somehow one of you has been knowing this, consciously or unconsciously :-) )

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on May 7, 2015 at 1:32am

Yay, happy! I received your mail art today! 

Thank you very much, Katerina, Martha, Scott and StripyGoose!

I've also posted it there.



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