Friday, October 22, 2021

FABRIC POST CARD SWAP ON THE WAY

 Hello Fellow Swappers, Your very lovely Fabric post cards are in the postal system today (Friday afternoon) heading to their new homes.  I was glad to see so many participatnts who have a fabric stash!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tag! You're It!

Hello Fellow Swappers,  the Decorated Tags Swap is processed and at the post office in today's mail (Tuesday afternoon).  There were large tags and small tags, some with add-on's. Some swappers included extras.  We had a wonderful participation in this fun exchange.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Fabric Post Cards - Part 2

 Three from Anna:



Four from Helen:




One from Joyce:

Four from LaDonna:




Three from Sarah:




Thursday, September 30, 2021

LET'S USE WASHI TAPES - Post Card Swap - Postmark by October 25

Collage by hhc

Now's the time to use the Washi Tapes you received in our recent group swap.  And/or others you have in your collection.

By hhc

You can use a monochromatic theme, mix it up, acccent your collage, cut or tear the strips into borders or shapes...  Etc.
Collage by hhc
Whatever you decide to create, HAVE FUN :)
 
Collage by hhc

Participants, make 1 - 4 Post Cards to exchange with swap pals.

MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE:  Washi Tape +
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/4" (horizontal or vertical)
CHECKLIST:
  • ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 58-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE (one Forever Stamp).*****

*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE NONMACHINABLE POSTAGE***** 

Put your card(s) in an envelope and get them postmarked by  October 25th
SEND TO:
Honi C.
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State  14065  USA

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com


SWAP DETAILS:
  • Write the swap name and your name on the back of the Post Card.
  • You may send in as many as four Post Cards.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist,) 
Mail your PCs to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail out the swapped PCs after the swap is processed.
  • If you're sending more than one PC, please insert waxed paper or parchment between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the  envelope.  
  • Please write your return address on the back of the PC in case it get's rerouted... And perhaps an email address so the recipient can thank you.

  • You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov
INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - 
PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING, please contact the Blogsite Administrator regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements. Also consider delivery delays through the postal system(s).  If your art doesn't arrive in time, and the swap host doesn't know ahead of time to wait for it, you will not be able to participate.

Monday, September 27, 2021

WORLD POSTCARD DAY - OCTOBER 1st, 2021

Collage by hhc
Hello Fellow MailArt Swappers, 

I was just alerted to the fact that October 1st is World Postcard Day.  (Thanks Alex!)  An online search will bring up an interesting web page. 

With letter writing on the decline, exchanging artful correspondence is a joy and receiving tangible communications brightens someone's day.  I'm so glad MailMeSomeArt is here.  And I'm very glad so many people have participated and shared their art with me and each other (and the world!!!).

Collage by hhc

I don't know if I made up this saying, or if some clever person beat me to it:

"POSTCARDS:  An artful way to appear thoughtful while writing as little as possible."

(If I stole someone else's punchline, I apologize.)

SO let's celebrate by creating and sending out some post cards, and make someone's day brighter  :)

KEEP ON MAKING ART 
Honi

P.S.  Looking for an art penpal?  Or someone to send random art to?  Check out the Informal Exchange/Swap List :)

Friday, September 24, 2021

Fabric Post Cards - Part 1

Three from Alex:



Four from Coco:




Two from Karin K:


One from Kathleen M:

Three from Nancy:

Four from Patti S: 





Wednesday, September 22, 2021

AUTUMN IMPRESSIONS 2021 - Post Card Swap - Postmark by October 18th

 

By hhc - fabric collage

HAPPY AUTUMN!

Summer is gone, where did it go?  Gone with the wind, to steal a phrase...  

What comes to mind when you think of Autumn?  Brightly colored leaves?  Strong winds?  Cooler days?  Geese flying south?

by hhc - collage, threads, pressed leaves
Some of my impressions include trees decked with glowing red, orange or golden yellow adornment, glowing in the amber sunlight.   Piles of crispy leaves scattering to swirl and dance in the wind.  The restless cries of migrating birds heading for warmer climates. 

By hhc - rubber stamps, jute, pressed leaf

....Occasional frosts that outline grasses with white, colorful pumpkins, squashes and gourds arranged for sale at roadside stands...  

Photo by hhc
Cider, definitely apple cider!  Best served with cinnamon sugared doughnuts, of course.  

By hhc - pressed leaf
Participants, make 1 - 4 post cards to be exchanged with your swap partners' art.  You may choose any colors, any medium, any technique to convey your impressions or memories of Autumn days.  

MEDIUM:  Your choice
TECHNIQUE:  Your choice 
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/4"
CHECKLIST:
  • ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 58-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****

*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE 78-cents? (NONMACHINABLE) POSTAGE***** 

Put your card(s) in an envelope and get them postmarked by October 18th

SEND TO:
Honi C.
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State  14065  USA

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - 
PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING, please contact the Blogsite Administrator regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements. Also consider delivery delays through the postal system(s).  If your art doesn't arrive in time, and the swap host doesn't know ahead of time to wait for it, you will not be able to participate.