Friday, January 31, 2014

Random Acts of Mail Art Kindness - part 4

Our random acts of mail art kindness series continues with these lovely contributions.

Here's the card and story from Judith:
I'm going to send this card to people who befriended us last year when we spent a month in Venice, Florida. It wasn't a hardship but the "befriending" still made an enormous contribution to my happiness. It turned out I had some experience that was relevant to a project these new friends were working on, so we had a lovely exchange. This winter, I'm remembering them and saying thank you. The card didn't take long to make, but I love how it came out. Drugstore disposable cameras are overwhelmed by the bright light of the tropics, and the results are sometimes very interesting.

Terrie made a batch of Valentine's day postcards for children who are hospitalized.  (read more about the project here.)  She wants to remind you that you still have time to join this great cause!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Aqua and Orange - part 3

The orange and aquas are coming in faster than I can post them. 
Many of you have said you weren't too sure about this color combo at first, but clearly you've come around.
The count is over 100.
My evil plan for aqua/orange world domination is working!

Four from Carlene:

 Two of these from Hester:

Three from Joanne:

 Two from Joyce:

Three from Judith:

Four from Lauri:

Two from Laurie:

Three from Leslie:

Five from Linda:

Lynn couldn't get enough aqua & orange and sent four more:

New list for Informal Mail Art Exchange.

In the interest of keeping our informal mail art exchange list up to date, I'm going to be deleting the entire page and staring fresh for 2014.

I was originally just going to delete the comments/addresses that were posted more than 6 months ago, but then I looked at the list.
There are 160 comments, and there is no way to delete a whole batch at once.  I would have to delete them one by one (which is a two step process) and it would take way more time and patience than I possess.

I have created a brand new page called "2014 informal exchange" and you can all start adding your info if you want to participate (or continue to participate).

The old page with all its addresses will be deleted February 12th.
If there's anybody on that list you want to add to your address book, now's your chance.

Here's to another great year of art and friendship!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Year of the horse postcards - part 2

As I'm reading your blogs and emails and comments about this challenge, it demonstrates yet again that there are horse people and non-horse people in this world.  I fall into the latter category.  I'm largely indifferent to horses, and don't find a horse prompt particularly inspiring.  It's interesting to see the response from those of you who LOVE horses, and those of you who are more like me, but decided to push through and create anyway.
Regardless of where you weigh in on the magnificent creatures, you will agree that we've got a wonderful outpouring of equine art to enjoy.
(with more to share in the days ahead)

One from Cara:

One from Carla:

Three from Christie:

Three from Cynthia:

Three from Dawn:

Four from Leslie:

Two from Meg:

Three from Terrie:

Two from Valerie:

A big welcome to our first-time swappers!  It's been so exciting to see so many new names pouring into my mailbox this month.

Whenever possible I link the artist's name to their blogs, or flickr account, or other website.  Click through and say hello and see what else they've been up to lately!  And if your name isn't linked to anything, but you'd like it to be, please send me an email so I can fix it!
(And if you don't have a web presence and have never before shared your work on the internet, then congratulations for taking the first step.)