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Monday, January 23, 2012

Dragon Mail

OUTGOING MAIL
I had fun sending this out to Kelly P. and it was a huge hit at the post office from
where I sent it out. The woman working at the counter loved the pouch and wondered where
she could get one. She told me with the postage sticker she put on it, it didn't have to be cancelled so it would go through better than using stamps. Here it is on the
PO counter in San Francisco waiting to wing it to Chicago!

OUTGOING MAIL
A typewriter inspired envelope went out for the MILK Gallery's  mail art call.
Hope someone there likes it.

OUTGOING MAIL
Some birds on this handmade envelope to Shelita W.

This wall inspired these cards...........

OUTGOING MAIL
Some Lunar  New Year mail going out....and today's the big day...
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Yes-- darling -- what WOULD the post master say?
What will those crazy mail artists think up next?

INCOMING MAIL
OoooOOoolala last week was a good one! Wonderful letters and postcards and a fabulous painted
Altoids box/collaged card from Karen (who does some amazing things with paint and imagination)
and a funny box with a great surprise inside from the Kelly P (once again).
Thank you everyone.

INCOMING
The painted Altoids box with cool clips stashed inside.

INCOMING MAIL
And finally -- after two long weeks traveling -- the handmade envelope from Annejo in the Netherlands with the
Post Crossing stamps! So cool.

OUTGOING MAIL
I sent out three things this afternoon -- a surprise for GinaVisione and two Lunar New Year
envelopes. Marjorie has been VERY patient waiting for me to respond....hope she isn't disappointed.

DRAGON COOKIES -- outgoing!
Dropped this box of Ginger Cookies off to the people who work the counter at my favorite
post office (shout-out for the Diamond Heights PO here in San Francisco!)
They are so friendly and nice and deserve a treat, don't you think?

Wishing you all a happy Year of the Dragon  and hope your mailboxes are filled all year long!

20 comments:

  1. Your outgoing mail looks so awesome...and your incoming mail looks so awesome...such fun photos! I don't know if you've talked about this on your blog before, but what do you do with all this fabulous mail...archive the envelopes in a notebook? put them on display? You seem to get SO MANY wonderful things!

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    1. Andria -- what DO I do with all my mail? That is a good question. I put my favorites on the shelves in my studio so I can live with them and people can see them when they visit. The rest all go in two huge, vintage wire baskets....and I have books with plastic shellves to put the postcards in....someone suggested I try to do pone of those artist store-front pop-ups....

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  2. I love the idea of sending and recieving such wonderful things, how can I join in?

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    1. Debbie--well, you can start by reading lots of mail art blogs -- many of the folks put their addresses and ask for correspondents. And I suggest looking at the two Good Mail Day posts that are calls for correspondents and if you search my blog I have a post about "how to get pen pals"....that should get you started. Also, on FB is a 52 Weeks of Mail page (as well as Cappuccino & Art) and I see people on there looking to trade mail....that should get you started!

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  3. yay, you got it! and I got your post card today! and yes, I stuck washi tape on the little binder clips. (saw it on artsyville - so fun and simple. i've made a million so far)

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    1. Karen--wow! You made those clips? So cool. Everything was great -- box, clips, collage....many thanks.

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  4. Beautiful as always Pamela - you're on my list to write again to very soon :) xx

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    1. Sally -- thanks! Looking forward to mail from you.

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  5. I have that same pouch and wanted to mail it naked. Glad to know that you can, Laura

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    1. spopod -- it worked -- Kelly P got it. It was fun to send and now I am going to send another one out....

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  6. Great incoming.....and outgoing. I sent an oversize post card off to Milk and completely forgot to photograph it, ah well.....I will let you know about the typewriter tomorrow. Cool alto ids tin!xox Corrine

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  7. Loved this Post, fair Pamela! The Dragon fotos and mail are wonderful. I hope you received yours!! :D I'll be curious to hear if the mildly collaged postcards arrive intact; starting collage slowly in the new DragonYear.
    Thanks for sharing Karen's site too; great stuff. So DH is your MainMail PO, not NV? The main gal at NV is always appreciative of my mail.
    & LOVE my gift - pic is already up on my GinaVisione Flickr site - Mille Grazie!!!!! C U Soon!

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  8. GinaVisione--yes, the wonderful Dragon card just arrived - intact! Thanks. And where is my NEST card????

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    1. :0 - oh No! Has it not landed inside your mailbox yet? It went out in that group from the Flickr foto :(. Some mail person liked it so much...? Never fear, I have more to send or bring to you if needed (but really wish the first one would get to you!)

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    2. noooooooo I didn't get the nest card......

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  9. Thanks for the info on Milk! I bookmarked it and plan on making a submission soon :)
    Also, thank you for the wonderful postcard. It's such a pleasure to receive mail from you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary....
      and yes, send something in to MILK. I may try to go to sacramento to see the show when it's up.

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  10. I tried to comment two times from my phone this week, but that didn't work! I guess the mobile browser doesn't like captcha's. I'm so happy the letter finally arrived! Did you like the stamps inside too?

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    1. Of course I like the stamps inside! I liked everything. And I brought the envelope to the co-op meeting on Thursday night so show a post crosser the post crossing stamps. Will answer soon...and thanks.

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