Dear mailartists, Kat Sloma has just announced her Liberate Your Art swap for 2017 and anyone can sign up if interested.
Thank you to Valerie and Andrea for your mail art I received today! Both very lovely ::)))) Replies on their way very soon - From Dee Rodrigues
Hi Kathryn D, one of your charming SWAK ATCs made it's way to Oregon, and is now part of my collection and I agree that "A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance" Thank you for swapping...Trudy
Many thanks to CHERYL MCGILVERY for your wonderful SWAK ATC card which landed in my mailbox a couple of days ago. It was your "Kiss the Cook" one with the great vintage pink stove and all the nice polka-dotted stars! Thank you, thank you, thank you! See you again in the mail, I hope! xo Beau
Thank you, Sarah C. for the sweet "Opposites Attract" postcard. I am so happy to have it. I love seahorses especially, but the whole under the sea theme makes me smile. Hope you are having a creative day. Be well.
A huge thank you to Joanne for juggling 200 Blue Valentines! Wow! My batch arrived today and I *think* I emailed all 8 artists, but just in case I want to give a shout out to Andrea, Pat, Kathie, Mary G, Joanne, Cynthia J, Leah, and Ellen: love each and every square inch of the blue-hued beauties I received. XOXOXO -Veebee
Thank you, Mary Wheeler, for the blue valentine with the two house cutouts and the "Home is where the heart is" sentiment. Receiving the envelope of valentines made me feel like a grade school kid again! Happy creating!
I wanted to let everyone know what a fantastic job our hosts do for us. As some of you may know my Blue Valentines never showed up in Joanne's mailbox :( So I was a little disappointed, but understand that these things happen...anyway unknown to me, our wonderful host made up another set of Valentines to send out in place of the ones MIA and I was the recipient of a lovely bunch of unexpected Happy Mail Valentines today! How wonderful is that! Joanne you have a generous, kind heart. Thank you so very much for all your work to make this another great swap. Trudy Headley
Thanks, April, for your fab paper strip rooster which landed in my mail box this morning.Phillip
Roosters Arrived: Thank you Doris and Carla for your wonderful group swap cards I received today. Honi
Thank you, Laima, for the beautiful blue and black rooster post card with the black herringbone washi tape. You mentioned you were sending it from the frozen tundra of the north. Well, it was received in the OTHER frozen tundra of the north....Maine, where we are currently getting hit by a nor'easter! Happy New Year to you, too.
Rose, I received one of your sweet Valentines today, I was trying to email you but it was not working for me. I am just getting back into Happy Mail swapping with MMSA and it was fun to see a familiar name, thanks for swapping...Trudy
Trudy, glad you are back swapping...looking forward to seeing your art again! Rose
G. Ellison, tonight I received an absolutely gorgeous Year of the Rooster card from you--adore the ingenious chicken wire overlay. Sublime and sincerely stunning!! Thank you so very much. And to Laima, your beautiful work made me smile; love the sunburst pattern and fun layers. The address side was delightful too; thanks for writing a message (enviable penmanship i might add) as that's always really appreciated. And WAY TO GO, Christie, for your seamless hosting. I may be counting my chicks before they hatch, but hope you'll do this again in 2018 for Year of the Dog.
Barbara D., I got your Cathedral Window in Watercolor PC. Lovely! Thank you. Will reply soon.
Pat Bowen, I wanted to let you know that one of your charming Blue Valentines landed in Oregon. Thank you for swapping, I did try the email but could not get it to work. Have a fun Valentines Day!
BLUE VALENTINES: Thank you Mary W and Colleen for your lovely Blue Valentine's received recently. Honi
A big hearty thanks to Rose H., Doris D., Constance W., Kathie M., Beau S., Sarah C., Joanne M., and Esther S. for the charming "Blue Valentines". They couldn't have come at a better time for me. Leah
Shout out to Dorothea T. for the fabulous "Year of the Rooster" postcard. I really liked the rooster over the Chinese script. Thanks! Leah P.
Thank you Sarah C for your letter and the beautiful marbled papers! Will send my reply later in the week.
TRUDY: thank you for making the wonderful SNOWMAN art card. I love the white 3-D textured designs, the red sparkly star, and your snowman's shy grin. So much detail, a very delightful piece to add to my MMSA collection. Honi
Iryna, I have just received your delightful zine, ATC and post cards. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Again I am behind on my personal mail art replies, but I will eventually reciprocate. Honi
Laima, thanks for the postcard letting me know you received one of my roosters...probably the Crazy Collage Rooster. I hope you're having a better week at work, and no vet trips. ~Constance~
Dee, thanks for the cool mailart envelope and all the pretty inclusions!
YAY!!! Glad it arrived !!!! Have a wonderful day Honi xx
Oh Oops ... sorry .... it's Iryna ... LOL ... why did I write Honi ??? Apologies Iryna ...
Hee-hee, I mailed my replies to you, Dee and Honi, today!
The Packaging Materials group swap pieces went out in today's mail (Tuesday). Thanks to all who participated. Honi
Thank you, Gail E., for the "brown paper packages tied up with string" packing material postcard that arrived in my mailbox this morning. What a fun use of packing materials! Wishing you many more creative moments, Cheryl
Thank you, Patty, for the Happy Mail! Part of the mailing label was ripped off, but our mailman figured it out. I've already included your "goodies" in my art journal for today. Peace, Valerie Kemp
You're welcome. I'm glad your mailman didn't give up.
Thank you, Mary W., for the awesome thank you note, that I received from you. I love the painted card, decorated envelope and collage. You are very welcome for my "blue valentine" and I hope that we will be swapping again soon. Be well.
Dear Faith Diaz,I cannot thank you enough for your absolutely gorgeous card "not all who wander are lost". I really adore it, colours, design, saying and all. Glad you liked my informally sent art mail as well amd thanks for responding!!! All the best from Vienna, Amdrea
You're welcome!Faith Diaz
Dear Barbara Davis,Thanks so much for you beautiful watercolour card that awaited me at home in Vienna after a seven week trip. Will send something back in a little while. All the best, Andre
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
Thank you everyone for your awesome Snoman cards that awaited me in my mailbox after returning from a longer trip just last night. It makes coming home so much nicer when you find lots of great art mail is awaiting you. Warm wishes from Vienna, Andrea
Many thanks everyone for the awesome Repurposed Holiday swap. They are so beautiful. Warm wishes from Vienna, Andrea
FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE zines are all sorted, packaged and ready to mail out tomorrow (Monday). Thank you, everyone who created such yummy art to share. Honi
The STICKER MANIA Mania postcards are in the mail (Tuesday)! Beau thanks everyone who submitted such fun and wacky cards. What a nice variety, and a good amount of participation.
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
Note regarding PACKAGING MATERIALS SWAP: If someone did not receive the same number of mail art pieces that he/she sent in for this swap, please contact me. I seem to have one left over... Thanks. Honi email@example.com
STICKER MANIA: I received some wonderful post cards from Beau, Phillip, Dorothea and Colleen. Thank you! It was a fun swap. Honi
Cynthia Y: I received 1 Paper Strips Swap card, 1 map PC, and 2 Spring cards. Honi
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!
Ryusho, Thank you for your interesting Repetition & Variations group swap post card. The designs and colors are interesting. You were clever to illustrate the theme in so many ways. It is good to know that you have settled into your new location, and you survived a northern winter (so far), smiles. Honi
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!
FUN WITH PAPER STRIPS swap participants, I switched things up and started posting pictures from Z-A instead of from A-Z, so those of you who have first names closer to "A," or those who sent in pieces recently (or are about to send in your art), please be patient. I plan at least one more posting of swap pictures. There has been an AMAZING participation so far, with some wonderful designs. Honi
TIME SWAP pieces are all sorted, labeled, stamped and ready to go out tomorrow (Wednesday). Thanks to all who participated, to those who sent extra stamps and friendly, encouraging notes. Much appreciated! Honi
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
RETURNED REPETITION & VARIATION swap cards: If you have received your own cards back although addressed to R.H., there was an address issue. Would you please email me for correction? Thanks a bunch. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
FUN WITH PAPER STRIPS: 29 people participated in this swap. There were some wonderfully imaginative designs. Your exchanged cards are in the mail (Tuesday), so watch for them :) Honi
Wow, that's amazing! There were so many cool cards; looming forward to seeing what shows up in the mailbox. Thanks for hosting.
Laurie M, thank you for the colorful Gelli Print strips post card that says, "Smile often just for the fun of it!" Honi