Dear mailartists, Kat Sloma has just announced her Liberate Your Art swap for 2017 and anyone can sign up if interested.
Dear Dee Rodrigues,Thanks so much for your wonderful Home sweet home art mail, I love it and would like to know how you did it ;-) Glad you liked my art mail, too, and got back to me with this card! All the best from Vienna, Andrea
I'm happy it arrived! Thanks for letting me know xx
Hi Iryna, thanks so much for your lovely mail surprise I found in my mailbox after returning from my seven week trip to Australia. I just love the collage as well as the little envelope with thr ATC. It is absolutely adorable! All the best from Vienna, Andrea
Dear Lorraine, thanks so much for your art journal card - what a beautiful idea! All the best from Vienna, Andrea
Dear Valerie Kemp, I am very glad you liked my art mail so much it ended up on your clipboard and took the time to respond. I really appreciate it. All the best from Vienna, Andrea
Many thanks for all the awesome Blue Valentines cards I found in my mailbox after returning from a longer trip just yesterday. I absolutely love them. Warm wishes from Vienna, Andrea
Many thanks everyone for the awesome Repurposed Holiday swap. They are so beautiful. Warm wishes from Vienna, Andrea
Thanks to all of you who participated in my Sticker Mania swap! What a great variety of stickers and crazy designs you all submitted! And thanks to Sarah C. for your super cute party-themed sticker card with all the cakes and cookies and other treats on it! I kept that one for myself and am so glad I did! (That's one of the advantages of being a host - you get to choose four of your favorite cards from ALL the cards that were submitted-provided you created four cards for exchanging, too)! I highly recommend hosting a swap! Contact Honi C. if you're interested!
And thank You Beau for hosting us too. Patti C.
PLASTIC SLEEVE NOTE: Hi swappers, Just to let you know, post cards send out sealed in plastic sleeves require Non-Machineable 70-cents postage. Honi
I received one of my informal swap mailings back today, two weeks after I mailed it, needing nonmachinable postage for "being ENCLOSED IN PLASTIC." (The post office specified that reason for nondelivery.) Note that "the plastic" was a piece of postal tape that I used to cover the address labels. Nothing else. The rest of the envelope was scrapbook paper. When I presented it to my postal clerk, asking about "the plastic" issue, he thought it was an error at the sorting facility. "Tape over address labels," he thought, should not require extra postage, as a rule, but we'll see if the letter is returned back to me a second time. Trying it again, as per the clerk's suggestion, without the extra stamp.
Actually Honi, I made an envelope for you where I covered SOME but not all of the envelope with clear packing tape. I was told it would cost $2.67 to mail "because it was too slippery" for the sorter. So I went back upstairs and got an envelope from work and mailed it all for $0.49. Boring envelope though.
Hi Rose, I have one of your Chocolate Zines, so cute! The addition of gold sparkle ink is so pretty, I will be looking for one of those pens. Thank you for swapping...Trudy
Hello! Just wanted to pop in and say THANKS to several people who have sent me postcards and other things since I put my name on the informal swap 2017 in January. (Honi, Dee Rodrigues, Josh Kemp, Sudyka, Denise Woodward). On January 4th I went to the hospital and was there for almost 6 weeks. I am slowly recovering and have just started back on my artwork, so you will be getting something from me soon. Take care, and Happy Spring to all!Joy Meadows
Hi Joy, I'm glad everything went well for you. Sending you bunches of virtual GOOD WISHES for a return to health and strength, and especially creative inspiration! Thanks for letting us know. hugs, Honi
Welcome back, Joy!
Hi Joy! Glad you are on the mend ...
Welcome back Joy.Best wishes for a complete recovery. Patti C.
Thank you, Gail, for the festively-decorated handmade St. Patrick's Day card. What a treat to find it in my mailbox! I hope "the luck of the Irish" means getting no more snow. We shoveled a literal foot of it from the driveway this morning. That's March in Maine. Have a lovely St. ZPatrick's Zday!
Oops, Gail....I hit publish before saying the St. Patrick's day card thank you is from me....Cheryl. ☘
Thank you, Virginia, for the cheery sticker mania postcard with the pine tree in the center. The flowers and lady bugs made me feel like I could walk right into a garden party! Warmly, Cheryl
Thank you, everyone, for your awesome choc zines that just found their way to Austria. What a fun topic and what a great varierty of interpretations! As always, big thanks to Honi for organising! Best, Andrea
Thank you Sarah C. for your wonderful sticker postcard entitled, "Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall". Every time I look at it, another sticker jumps out at me, that I missed before. I am very happy to have this in my collection. Hope that you are well and happily creating.
Michelle R, thank you for your mailart and fabulous used postage stamps!
Re Stickermania: thank you Dorothea for the fun Mickey, Suess, and Smurfs card and to Virginia R for the lovely fox and stars "together we're stronger" piece. And a big thanks to Beau for hosting us!
Dear Sue L., thank you for your postcard! Yes? I would like to swap PCs.
Why Yes? - I mean Yes!
Thanks Gail E. for your sweet Repetition & Variation card featuring the spring flowers. The cheery flowers on the back side made me smile too. Thanks to Laurie too for hosting us!
Thank you, Jan H., for the lovely Repetition and Variation postcard made with your hand-carved stamp that reminded me of slices of citrus fruit. The muted paint colors are the same colors as the three colors in my studio, only mine are extremely bright lemon yellow, lime green, and orange orange. I almost need sunglasses to play with my art supplies! Keep making awesome art! Warmly, Cheryl
Cheryl, I would LOVE to see pictures of your citrus-colored art studio. Will you show us during the MY WORKSPACE group swap? Hope so :) Honi
Thanks Lois,for your trio of delightful ladies that was in the Repetions Swap.Patti.
Hi Sarah C. So glad to receive your Music card in The Repitition Swap.My son is a musician so anything related is much appreciated.This was my first card from you and I'm glad to add it to my collection. Patti
Andrea F, thank you for the postcard with your very own sketch! and for the cute flamingo die-cuts!
Laurie M, thank you for the colorful Gelli Print strips post card that says, "Smile often just for the fun of it!" Honi
Dear Robyn B from Australia, thanks for your "green' card! Going to mail my reply at the end of the week.
Patricia D, I received one of your very colorful PAPER STRIPS. It's lovely. Also, I enjoyed the quote on the card. ~~Constance~~
Robyn B., thanks so much for your lovely collage and the awesome stamp (I just love echidnas!). Having just returned from another multi-week stay in Sydney, it did help a bit with my "homesickness" which makes me wish to go back to Australia some time soon! Kind regards from Vienna, Andrea
Joanne McC writes this: "In MMSA history, there have been some doubts whether informal foreign mail art atually arrives, but (while it took 2 months), I did send something to, and receive something back, from Dee. Thumbs up, then, for Dee's PO Box. It's slow, but it works!"
LOL ...that's so funny !!!!! Laughing as I read it ...
Denise, thanks so much for your wonderful reply pack - I love every bit about it. The ideas are great and you can see how much love went into assembling it. You absolutely mase my day! Kind regards from Vienna, Austria
Thanks, Denise, for the fun "paper goody" envelope! I'm looking forward to using them in my art journals. The butterflies are amazing, so delicate and patiently crafted. Happy Spring! Peace, Valerie
Thank you, Donna C., for your beautiful bird song card. It's so beautiful! Will reply at the weekend.
RORSCHACH ON THE FOLD group swap post cards are ready to be mailed out tomorrow (Monday). What a wide range of creativity! Honi
Velcrow McVelcrow wrote: " mon 04/24/2017 san fran cali hello, Andrea; i received your fabulous mail art missive today, a card, within an envelope, within a card, within an enelope-- i love it, thanks a zillion! i'll send you a peculiar card presently" Velcrow McVelcrow