Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blue postcard swap - postmark by January 21st

In honor of the annual January blues that sneak up and kick my you-know-what, I'm hosting another monochromatic postcard swap.
Create a postcard using predominantly blue paper, paint, images, tape, etc.

 You don't have to stick to cold, dark, icy blues.
Feel free to go tropical.
or any other shade of blue you little heart desires.
It's okay to sneak in a little black or white or a smidge of contrast, just keep it predominantly blue.

Let's see if we can break the participation record on this one. 
Tell a friend.  
Get your mother/daughter/husband/neighbor/dog to make one.
Or maybe you made a new year's resolution to stop lurking and start participating (nudge, nudge.)
No time like the present.
We want to see your work.  You belong here.  
You won't regret it! 

  •  Create your postcard - any dimensions, just make sure you include the proper postage for the size.
  • Include your name and contact information on the back (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • Write MMSA somewhere on the back of the card as well.  (I don't know about you, but I get a lot of mail, and it's sometimes hard to figure out if it's part of an organized swap or just personal mail.)
  • 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 January 21st:
             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.
  • 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)


Terrie said...

I can do blue. I love blue. Blue is coming your way!

Timdani said...

I'm getting involved this time and sharing your blog post on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh love blue in all it's hues. xox

GinaVisione said...

Terrie, by golly, you are ON it! I found out MMSA was back in the swing of things by seeing your blues on Flickr! Well done & thank you snd Ms. MMSA :)

Chicago_Cindy said...

Hi Karen - I just sent you some postcards. However one of them is probably not "blue" enough (it has the bubbles, blue glitter and off-white border). So if you want to "blue" it up before sending, that's ok with me. I was out of ideas on that card.
Maybe a future swap can be an "add-on" where teams of 3 pass along something to each other to "add".

amy said...

Finally got them in the mail today! Forgot about the linking note. You can link to my blog, if you want. Or not. I'm not picky. ;)

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm in.

Anne's Mail said...

Like a round robin postcard swap? That would be fun

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