Seems like I spent two maybe even three hours yesterday (although when i sat down it was only going to be for ten mintues) visiting lots and lots of blog/sites with themes similar to this one – just scanning and being amazed at the creativity and dedication out there surronding snail mail – and we found we were listed in another blogroll – over at Letters and Journals! Thank-you. I’ve signed up for their free newsletter. Right now, they’re giving away a pen shaped like a key. All you have to do is leave a comment on the site, or on the site’s twitter or facebook accounts. It’s quite neat looking!
I feel very untalented after seeing some of the great things mail artists can do with a little bit of paper and imagination. I have enough trouble getting the arms and legs of stickmen attached at the right places when I try to draw.
But then, I thought, I do have some scissors, and far more “comic” postcards then I’ll ever want to use…and a glue stick…and…well…
As I was happily wandering through a few online mail-loving nooks (is there a name for those of us who enjoy talking about and sending mail? Post-ophiles? Snailmail-huggers?) Another individual requesting mail popped up – Rachel B at http://iheartletters.blogspot.com/
So she will recieve today’s piece of mail. My first piece of mail art ever! Can I call it mail art? All I did was cut out two bits of another card and glued them on to this other one…well, I’m counting it!
This is the box down the street where I post most of my mail – it’s right beside a fancy restaurant, that likes to put up seasonal decorations, which is why there is a christmas tree standing beside it!