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)


PostMuse said...

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

Anonymous said...

Yup, doing this too! xox

TinaW said...

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.

Parabolic Muse said...

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.)

Parabolic Muse said...

how fun! My birthday's the 15th!

Katie R. said...

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.

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