Sunday, 27 February 2011

Adventures recycling mail art

Yesterday I was cleaning up boxes with old letters and discovered that I could do interesting works with recycled stuff. Air mail stripes, envelopes, labels, stamps, patterns from inside the envelopes, all these things are materials to make mail art.

I keep all the letters from my pen pals, family, friends, but I had boxes full of old letters from people I don't speak for more than 11-15 years, or from people I received just two or three letters, that I decided to throw away (kept the special ones, of course!). Then I found different things related to mail which I can reuse. Now I have a large amount of paper to create original postcards and stylish envelopes whenever I want.

This is the first work with my new mail art supplies. To Jennie Hinchcliff.

Outgoings to my new pals:

To Mad Madge in Washington.

To Sally in London.

To Carrie in Canada.

To Jaime in Canada.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Send Real Mails

I found this site around the mail addicts' blogs and decided to try, because I was motivated to do some mail art. Realmail is an ongoing project collecting mail from people all over the world. It's easy, you have to print the front of the postcard,then you can do anything you want on the backside, put a stamp and send it! Unfortunately I don't know where we can see the works that have been sent.
This was my postcard, it's not my best work, but it can show a bit of Brazil in the mail art world.

Also outgoing today:
To Sirpa in Finland. (Happy Easter in advance!)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Summer arts

Vintage Inspiration.

I've been looking everywhere for some vintage stuff and old ephemera for my mail art works. Old kinds of paper, rubber stamps, vintage mail stickers, labels, air mail envelopes, tickets etc. Do you also enjoy these things?
This was my latest creation, with a help of some stuff I've received from pen pals lately. To Sheri Pond in California, USA.

From Sirpa Roos in Finland. She rocks on watercolour paintings!

From Dawn in Canada. I enjoy a lot her drawings and self-made cards!

From Post Muse in Pittsburgh, USA.

Going out!

Magazine envelope for Tara Hammond in Las Vegas, USA.

To Erin Callihoo in Canada.