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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mail Received

Mail Art
I am often asked what do I do with all the wonderful mail I get....
Good question.
I am always trying to think up things to do with it.
Here is some of my favorite mail art displayed on my bookshelves.
Maybe some of you will recognize things you've sent to me here....

A lovely mail artist named Alice S. is represented -- a stack of her mail art
zines on the left and a red post box on the right...

A couple of my favorite postcards compliments of SW and KC sitting on a shelf -- we all love doorbells.

Books and books of postcards...
Jennie Hinchcliff from Red Letter Day gave me the idea of buying old photo albums
with clear plastic sleeves from the thrift shop and filling them with
postcards -- great idea!

Here are some of the pages....

and a few more.....
This is really a great way to store postcards received and it is very fun to sit with a book and flip through the pages for inspiration. 

And then we have the MAIL ART SHOPPING CART!
Now don't you wish you had one of these all filled up with terrific mail?
Packages on the bottom....
I don't know what I will do when I fill this cart all up...start a gallery maybe?

(My husband says this cart has GOT to go!)

CAPPUCCINO
I need a coffee break break after all this......
More postcards to browse through.....

OUTGOING
Besides stacking up piles of mail, I have been busy making envelopes.....

OUTGOING TO Cecelia

OUTGOING TO Tallie

OUTGOING to Jon
(Vintage Chinese paper envelope and a thank you for the Trip to China zine )

OUTGOING to Kelly P
(I love these colors together)

OUTGOING Postcards

Happy Mail and Happy May Day!
Keep those cards and letters and zines coming! Much appreciated.
Send good mail -- Get good Mail
                                                                           

25 comments:

  1. Yummy! If I had a shopping cart full of mail..... I would put my Pjs on, pour a BIG cup of coffee, and tear into it- not getting up until I'd read through it twice. Pamela, you have some darn GOOD MAIL! Oh, I like the photo album idea- gonna copy that.

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    1. Go ahead and copy it -- after all I copied it from Jennie!

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  2. Oh Tallie's is just wonderful! I really like the planets paper :) x

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    1. Sally--that envelope is made with Tallie's son in mind - he loves the solar system!

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  3. I love that shopping cart, it's perfect for all that mail! Did my "green" letter arrive last week? (I hope so)

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    1. Too bad you don't live in SF, Annejo--I'd give you the shopping cart. Yes, I did get your wonderful mail and many thanks. You'll be hearing from me....

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  4. Shopping cart?! Ah! Haha, that's hilarious and wonderful all at the same time. Jealous.

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  5. I agree with Sally; Tally's space-themed letter is fantastic.
    The shopping cart cracks me up.

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  6. LOL to the shoping cart. My husband wouldn't bat an eye if I brought a shopping cart into the house! Wonderful mail collection, bet this is only a tiny bit. xox

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  7. that is japanese paper^^

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    1. Oops -- that it is! Thanks for pointing that out...

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  8. Wow, I thought my plastic tub full of mail was pushing it, but that shopping cart really takes the cake ;)

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    1. I like the shopping cart but it has got to go.....too bad i can't mail it...

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  9. Hi Ms. P -- somehow I missed this blog post earlier! It's great to see so many of our cards "published"! And we loved the shopping cart... oh if we only had more room!!

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  10. Ooh, I got that lovely postcard today! Love all that delicious incoming and outgoing mail. I cannot BELIEVE you have a shopping cart full of mail in your house...that's awesome!

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    1. The shopping cart needs to find a new home.....

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  11. I love mailart too.

    Your blog is beautiful.

    I live in France.

    http://leblogdeliberty.canalblog.com

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    1. Merci, Liberty. I looked at your blog and your mail art is great! Maybe we should trade?

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  12. Your art is great! I appreciate it. I look at every posted pic. It's nice.Congrats! Keep up..
    EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper

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  13. What a wonderfull homeexhibition...!
    We have all the same problem: what to do with all the wonderful mail we get.
    In the case of emergency moving to a new domicile!
    :-)
    In the last week I was in New York and visited the Flea Market you mentioned.
    You have absolutelly right! It was great, thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Susannia -- happy to hear you enjoyed the flea market in NYC. I think we need a mail art museum for all our mail. Thanks for the comment. Next time come to San Francisco!

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