Sunday, August 26, 2012

Getting to know you postcard swap - postmark by September 15th

Here's a fun one, suggested by the wonderful mail artist known as PostMuse.   Decorate the front of a postcard with any kind of images, words or graphics that illustrate something about yourself.  Write a little message on the back explaining what you chose to represent and why.  This is wide open to interpretation.   You could do a self portrait if you wanted.  Or a picture of your pet.  Or words to your favorite poem.  Or a collage of your favorite foods.  You get the idea.  Anything goes.  Have fun with it.

  •  Create a postcard, no larger than 4"x6" and decorate it with something that tells us who you are
  • Write a message on the back introducing yourself and explaining what you chose to represent about yourself.
  • include your name and contact information (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • leave the address section blank
  • Stick in in an envelope with:
    • a stamp (don't adhere to the postcard in case I need to send yours to someone out of the country)
    •  a mailing label with your name and address on it (I will stick it on the card I mail back to you.  This keeps me from having to decipher handwriting on the envelope you send me, and saves me time when swapping everything and mailing it back out) 
  •  mail it to me no later than September 15th:
             Karen Isaacson
             PO Box 532
             Shrewsbury, MA 01545
             United States

  • Feel free to make more than one ( you can send them to me in the same envelope).  You'll get back the number of postcards you create.  Make sure to include a mailing label and stamp for each post card you create.
  • If you live outside the US, don't include stamps, but send me $1 for postage via paypal.  email:
  • I will post your work to the blog when I receive it.  If you would like your image linked to your blog, or flickr account, or facebook page, or etsy shop (or whatever) just send me a note telling me how you want it linked.  (this is a great way to meet other artists and make lots of new friends)


  1. I'm going to try this one :) Thank you Karen!

  2. Yup, doing this too! xox

  3. Oops - I just realized I sent you a card for this with no stamp! Good grief. Sorry. I will enclose an extra stamp with my card for the black and white challenge, if that's okay.

  4. rules! RULES! make a label! put my blog url on the back! send it to you! When is it going to stop?!?

    (I'm on this one, too. Love it.)

  5. I have been working on these and trying to get them out. We have a wedding to go to on Saturday, and wanted to make sure I had them mailed out before me and the girls leave town. Yeah.