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.

Thursday 2 December 2010

You can look, but you can't touch.

Hooray mail addicts! I was away for a while because my computer was not working. Now I'm back on track, with some cool postal things as you can see. Enjoy the arts and keep tunned for more interesting mail news!

Incoming mail:

Can you believe that this is handmade? - From Dawn in Canada.

From Sirpa in Finland.

A stamped mail from Kaz in Australia.

Colorful mail from Tara in Las Vegas, USA.

And an amazing handmade card from Miss Jennie Hinchcliff, in San Francsico, USA.

Latest outgoing:

To Sirpa Roos.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Happy Postcrossing!

Another day I was checking out my mailbox and look what I found: a postcard and an envelope full of vintage drink labels, from a postcrosser in Denmark. He probably saw my blog and decided to send me the labels, since I can utilize them in some of my artworks. Can not wait to use them! I felt more than thankful with this cool surprise. Lucky mail day!

A wonderful postcard from Post Muse. I love owls!!!

A beautiful postcard via Postcrossing, from The Netherlands.

Outgoing this week:

To Tara in Las vegas, USA.


From Yello, Friends in California, USA.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Mail Time!

I know there's no specific time for writing letters, but now it's my snail mail time!

Cut and paste envelope from Kaz in Australia.

Handmade birthday card from Raquel in Rio de Janeiro.

Mail and Red Letter Day from Jennie Hinchcliff in San Francisco, USA.

A first letter from Tara in Las vegas, USA.

Outgoings this week:

envelopes I stamped all over...

To Jennie Hinchcliff in San Francisco, USA.

To Elle in USA.

Thursday 15 July 2010

Correio Aereo

-via postcrossing -


Stenciled, stamped,cut and paste letter to Sirpa Roos in Finland.

To Elizabeth in Ireland.

To Tara in Las Vegas, USA.


A first letter from Sirpa in Finland.