Sunday, April 30, 2017

6 x 6 x 2017 Art Exhibit - Rochester, NYS

My apologies, I didn't go online to read the fine print.  All entries for the 6" x 6" art submissions had to be at the ROCO gallery by April 16th.  But keep it in mind for next year? Check out the link below.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Decorated Papers - Part 1

These pictures cannot fully convey the beauty 
and textures of the Decorated Papers starting
to come in for this swap,
but here are some teasers:

From An M:




From Cynthia Y:




From Honi:




From Jan H:




From Jo M:




From Laurie M:



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Saying Goodbye To A Mail-Art Friend

Dear MMSA Community,
Today I received the sad news that one of our mail art friends lost a difficult battle  on March 16th.  I began exchanging mail art with Andrea J. in August of 2013.  She described herself as being  "cynical" and her humor as having a "satirical bite."  Her post cards to me through the years included her witty, comic-style drawings.   She will be greatly missed.  I would be glad to mail interested persons a copy (of a copy) of her self-composed obituary if you will contact me via email.  "Goodbye Andrea..."



Cherish each person whose friendship 
(and art) graces our lives...  Honi

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Found Poetry Post Card Swap - Send by May 30th

What is found poetry?  It is seeking, and finding, a poem where none was intended. 

Phillip is hosting this Found Poetry swap again.  It was so much fun when we did it before.  To view previous mail art with this theme, check out Older Posts dated 05/08/14, 05/04/14, 05/02/14, 04/21/14 and 04/15/14.  

To get started, on a single page of text, find and select a few words or phrases.  Cover the rest of the words (with paint, ink, white-out, narrow collaged strips, etc.) to make the words or phrases stand out to create a poem.  It doesn't have to rhyme...
Created using text from one page
An alternate technique is to cut out words and short phrases from a variety of sources (or from one page), arranging them in any way that pleases you to create a sort of poem.

For each post card, create a background in any style you like, using your choice of techniques and supplies.  If you are going to cut out text for your poem, please do not compose something yourself and then print it out on your computer.  No digital art efforts please. 
Search for "found poetry" in Google Images and you'll see lots of examples.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Here Comes The Sun - Part 1

Four from An:






Two from Barb:




Four from Gail:






One from Laurie:



Three from Marsha:





Four from Rose: