Samantha Price
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  • Nashua, NH
  • United States
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Outgoing envelope pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4…Continue

 

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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Samantha Price's status
"Thanks for letting us know, Sam. Wishing you all the best. Wanted to let you know that I have something addressed and ready to send to you. Sorry my reply to your awesome mail is a bit late. Take Care! "
Dec 1
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"on hiatus until further notice"
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Dec 1
Samantha Price commented on Mary Anne's status
"yes, he is quite down to earth; i did watch the entire video & enjoyed it very much. thx 4 posting it"
Nov 28
Samantha Price posted a status
"ty heidi monster 4 the wonderful pkg of assorted mail art.certainly not bendy enough. more like, as we new englanders say, “wicked” rigid!"
Nov 27
Samantha Price commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
"whoops, forgot 2 titled that 1, carmela. it’s  called “elvis fish lips”...thats how i abstractly draw fish-- in this case they’re w/out tails & swimming in the wrong direction."
Nov 22
Carmen Kennedy commented on Samantha Price's photo
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"Sam, love this poem and it pairs so well with your beautiful heart art to Introverted Post. "
Nov 20
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Nov 20
Samantha Price commented on Heide Monster's blog post no recourse, but
"if still in doubt, just slap some more postage on it, toss it in a mail box/slot; & hope 4 its safe arrival. extra postage never hurts. i hate 4 u 2 have 2 pay extra 2 have it sent it parcel."
Nov 19
Samantha Price commented on Heide Monster's blog post no recourse, but
"in my experience, it seems that not every postal clerk is on the same page. an additional 15 cent non machinable surcharge should suffice. the advice i've been given when something like that occurs, or if something is in question, just bypass a…"
Nov 19
Samantha Price commented on Carmen Kennedy's photo
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"c, these images have an elevated, multidimensional quality 2 them as if the souls of these women r experiencing overlapping lifetimes; past & present have melded. quite compelling!"
Nov 15
Samantha Price left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"hi richard, would u plz tell me the date when u last sent me mail? wondering if it got lost in the post. thank u."
Nov 13
Samantha Price commented on Adam Roussopoulos's blog post Some more recently received mail #2
"trick or treat no pants! OH my, did that induce a guffaw!!!"
Nov 11
Samantha Price is attending The Introverted Post's event
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An Examination of the Heart at Bath, Ohio

October 1, 2019 at 6pm to December 31, 2019 at 7pm
Volume 6 of the Introverted Post will feature a sub-theme - An Examination of the Heart. Mail Art in by December 31, 2019 to be in Volume 6 - with or without heart. For more information - Theintrovertedpost.comPO BOX 132 Bath Ohio 44210…See More
Nov 10
Richard BAUDET commented on Samantha Price's photo
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"Yes Samantha ! like it very much ! "
Nov 6
Samantha Price commented on Discoflux's blog post Received this today from Melissa Wand.
"THIS is hysterical!"
Nov 6

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2017
My Website (without http://):
http://i have no website
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
just like frida kahlo, i also make art from my bed.....

i am completely bedridden w/very severe ME/CFS, a chronic, complex, wholly disabling, completely life altering systemic, misunderstood neuroimmune disease. i can't speak, sit up, read, tolerate any sound, visitors or sun light. i run on only wisps of fumes (hence my need 2 use abbreviations). i am 2 weak 2 lift a metal fork without becoming winded. i've not left my bed for over 3 yrs.

i've always been creative but mainly in 3D. now this is the only thing i am able 2 do. besides giving me an incredible sense of purpose, it keeps me sane & its the most fun i have being tethered 2 a bed in a darkened room, completely isolated from the world outside my 4 walls. i create mostly envelope art & some postcards.

my work is varied & ever evolving. i do illustrations. sometimes collage, a little watercolor or just ur name as a focal point & sometimes i use rubber stamps. i enjoy using the postage stamps 4 inspiration. i love abstraction & children’s art.

whatever i create depends on my energy level @ the time. it's a very slow process. despite being completely cut off from the world outside my bedroom, there is no shortage of inspiration. i am a creative machine. the ideas never stop flowing, however i am limited as to what i can physically execute which includes my energy level & the tools i use in order to create. i am unable to sit up or lift the weight of my arms so i do this on a clip board, under the light of a headlamp while laying on my left side, propped up on my elbow. my “studio” is a 10 x 10 inch space on my bed; the same space I eat, sleep & cuddle with my cat on, b/c i'm unable 2 physically write more than just a name & mailing address, u will rarely get a quick note inside. otherwise, i send envelopes that r either empty, filled w/ephemera or a little watercolor.

2 reasons y envelopes appeal 2 me:

the idea of turning something, plain & otherwise ordinary in2 something extraordinary is how i’ve lived my life; it just excites me 2 no end. & lets face it, envelopes r pretty plain & ordinary.

unlike a postcard which may only b seen by the PO on the addressed side, w/out the art, i surmise seeing envelope art adds some variety 2 the otherwise repetitive, plain, boring envelope processing day. hopefully it brings smiles 2 their postal worker faces.

but here is the most liberating & imperceptible part of being able to send mail art to people all over the world: it has allowed a piece of me 2 b seen. 2 b able 2 travel outside the confines of the bed which i am tethered 2; 2 feel the breeze, c all the colors & creatures of mother earth, 2 feel the sun kiss my skin...this is an experience that would otherwise b absolutely impossible in all of my encompassing debility.

i ty 4 taking the time 2 read this
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
on hiatus until further notice

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At 11:12pm on November 4, 2019, Motherbrando said…

I sent off a packet today about 3:30.  a little of everything. 

At 7:57am on November 4, 2019, Motherbrando said…

Hurray! I'm sending in the post monday!
 Postaly yours Motherbrando

At 12:41am on October 4, 2019, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hi Sam---pleased to make your acquaintance--love your whimsical drawings. I will send you something with a return address. BTW: really like what you entered into the redworkpost quilt project! My entry is dated Nov. 14, 2018. I'm blown away by the entire project. See you in the mail. 

At 7:02pm on September 21, 2019, Bill Lowenburg said…

Hi Sam,

I received the camera piece, and sent you something back. You should have received it quite a while ago so I guess for some reason it didn't make it.  I didn't have it returned, so don't know what's going on.

I'll send something else in the future. Right now I'm painting my house and garage and have a lot to do with that. 

Best,

Bill

At 6:06am on September 5, 2019, Anne said…

Love it. Thank you

At 8:40pm on August 23, 2019, Thom Courcelle said…

I'll for sure send you an Add-a-Head Add-n-Pass, Sam!  I'm so glad you got my last envelope to you and that you appreciated it! Thanks for letting me know!  All best to you! 

At 9:18pm on August 16, 2019, Bill Lowenburg said…

Hi Sam,

The vintage camera idea sounds great. I've studied the history of photography and somehow it eventually fed into my novel, The Zorki Chronicles. Here's what a Zorki looks like, circa 1965. Pretty futuristic for its time. The designers were trying to show off to the "the West" that Soviet consumer goods could look cool too. I think they succeeded. It was mediocre in terms of being a camera, but I like the design.

Best,

Bill

At 4:07pm on August 16, 2019, Steph Dodson said…

Good morning, Sam! Thank you for the fun, fish-spewing volcano envelope that landed in my mailbox yesterday. It fared well, no worries there! I sent you some stamped Frida stickers earlier this week - hope they won't be too long in arriving. xS

At 5:31am on August 16, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…

Hey Sam,  Did my sister tell you that our grandmother was postmistress of Maryneal, TX?  Mail in the blood, I guess....

At 7:40am on August 15, 2019, Amy Candiotti said…

Glad you like it, Samantha!  I was hoping it wouldn't get caught up in the postal machinery...

 
 
 

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