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Monday, December 14, 2015

What Do You Need for a Mail Art Holiday Party?

So, you ask, what do you need for a mail art party? Well.....we've had a few....mail art parties, that is...
First, you need a bunch of mail artists. 

FOOD
And then, you always need food, of course.....
And this group does like to eat.


This being in San Francisco, good food isn't too hard to find.
(and, neither are mail artists)

WINE
And you definitely need some wine.


Once you've got the food and the wine you are are halfway there...now you need some mail artists to roll in...and crank up the music.


Cookies are always good too. Homemade are the best and we have an expert cookie baker in our group (kudos to KC).


CANDY
Candy is good too.

Candy canes mixed in with some paper art...

PRESENTS
And you can also use some beautifully wrapped presents. Remember my last post that mentioned ju was gift-wrapper extraordinaire? Well, she wrapped all these gifts incredibly beautifully for the fund raiser for our group - SF Correspondence Co-Op(started almost five years ago by mail artist extraordinaire and Red Letter Day herself Jennie Hinchcliff).

I digress....so for only $5 you can pick a gift -- for yourself or for a friend -- and trust me, the stuff inside was good. Really good. And all the proceeds go to the SF  Correspondence Co-Op.
Win win...

You know you'd buy one....or two...some people -- and I'm not mentioning any names -- bought five or six....


I HAD to buy this one.....stamps on a clothesline....how could I possibly resist?

Mail Art Supplies
Mail art supplies are always good too. You never know when the urge to create will strike.




A lot of times our mail art group will make cards for a special reason..this time we made cards for kids who won't be with family for the holidays...

An art project is usually happening too....had to cut down some giant collages into postcards for mailing.

MOLLY
Yes, Molly wants food. And look at those eyes -- one blue and one brown. Every party should have a sweet dog in the mix.
SF Correspondence Co-Op Holiday Party at the SF Center for the Book.
TOO MUCH FUN


T is for TOO much fun -- and check out
Bleubeard & Elizabeth
for a little coffee and old-fashioned dishes.
Hum......I wonder how Bleubeard and Molly would like each other?

So, if you are making New Year Resolutions  yet -- or even thinking about making them -- I suggest you get yourself an ART Group if you don't already have one. 
Our group has so much fun all year - at our monthly meetings, on outings and we get together individually too...we make mail art, collage, give demos on techniques, have parties....

I'm feeling pretty good...baked my cookies and brought all my boxes to the Post Office today....now I think I can get back to making ART.
Sounds like a plan.
SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

34 comments:

  1. I LOVE the idea of a mail art party, good food and art, what more do you need. Those wrapped presents are fantastic. Have a happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie-Jael -- I love the idea too -- so happy to have my art group and I think we should have a party every month or every other month - so fun! You can never really have too much fun, can you? Thanks for commenting.

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  2. You live in a city where there are REAL artists. I live in a city where mixed media artists are hard to find. As in non-existent. And believe me, I've looked.

    Loved the idea of a mail art party, and of course, the wrapped gifts looked wonderful, too. Ju is very talented.

    Thanks for sharing your wine, your food, your gifts, your food, your mail art, your food, sweet Molly, and did I mention FOOD? for T this Tuesday.

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    1. Oh--Elizabeth--that is really too bad and kinda hard to believe. What city do you live in? There have GOT to be some artists lurking there? Maybe you will have to invite friends to visit for long weekends of art. Some of my mail art pals get together every year and rent a place to stay and take art classes or just make art ourselves....and luckily since I live in beautiful SF lots of folks visit here and I get to meet up with them. Tell me where you live -- maybe I know someone nearby?

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  3. oh my, in my next time i want to be reborn in san Francisco!!
    and greetings to molly (i know this blue/Brown eyed Thing from alaskan huskies...)
    happy t-day!!

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    1. johanna -- being reborn in SF sounds like a good idea! It is a terrific place with lot sof artists, art events, classes, restaurants, etc Come and visit!

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  4. I would LOVE to have joined in that fabulous party=good food, good wine, lovely packages, a good cause and art! Happy T day!

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    1. Linda -- everyone is welcome to come to our mail art meetings if you make it to SF. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. It certainly looks like a wonderful time was had by all and I agree... it would be hard to resist those lovely gift wrapped parcels! Happy t day to you! Annette

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    1. voodoo vixen.....I didn't resist.....lol. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.

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  6. This party, and the mystery gifts, sounds like so much fun! Happy T Tuesday :)

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    1. Great fun! Thank you and happy T day to you too...

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  7. What a great party! And lovely wine (I'm drooling by now) and yummy food (what are the white bun things?)I wish I could have come.
    You do mail art? What a shame you didn't show us what you made.... I would have liked to know what mail art is.... but it sounds my kinda thing!
    The presents are gorgeous. I bet they all sold very quickly. The dog is true to life. I know a few dogs that look like that when there is food around, lol.
    Yes, it is good to get together with other gals and do something creative. Thanks for sharing.
    We are having really lovely weather here. I'm sitting on the terrace baking in the sun and have had to come in as I can't see the screen very well!(Indoors it is cold mind! Tonight we will light the fire).

    Happy T-day and have a good week,
    Lisca

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    1. Lisca -- mail art is definitely my thing. If you are interested just put mail art into the search box on my blog and you will see all kinds of mail art -- mine and mail art I'v received. Also, on your laptop (not smart phone) popular posts are on the right side and some are about mail art.
      The white bun things are Chinese steamed pork and veggie buns -- very popular here in SF. We are so lucky to have a very large Asian population and so we have tons of Asian restaurants and bakeries -- YUM. (Ok, no jamon...but you can't have everything). Thanks for the comment.

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  8. Well it all looks like so much fun. Cutest ever stamp garland. Nice stamps on it too. Now one of these days I'll jump back in, maybe I need a party to get me going. xox

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    1. Corrine -- yeah -- jump back in! i love your mail art. But you've been super busy......xo

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  9. Hello nice to meet you.
    SF is one of my favorite places on the planet ♥
    What a lovely post full to the brim with so many things I enjoy along with good works too.
    I am lucky enough to be part of a mixed media art group here in Northern VA and you are so right about just how special that is.
    Happy T Day

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    1. Patty S -- aren't we lucky? Being in art groups is just the best thing! And SF is one of my favorite places on the planet too -- maybe you'll come to SF for a visit. I have friends in Richmond/Petersburg VA so I get there every so often......hush puppies!

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  10. Oh wow...your recipe for a good mail art party is perfect! all of it. now I want to have a party. I guess Ohio is a bit far away for you to attend? ;) love all the photos! looks like a splendid time all 'round! happy T day!

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    1. Dianne -- you want to plan a party? My work is done! I would love to attend but Ohio is a long way from SF. BTW, one of my most favorite bands is Over The Rhine and there are from Ohio -- and they perform 9and wrote) a wonderful song called OHIO. have you heard it? Highly recommend it.

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  11. Oh what fun! Those prezzies look too good to resist! We have formed a small mail art group here in southwest Florida, all brought together by MMSA. Did you see Karen's post about it? http://www.mailmesomeart.blogspot.com/2015_11_01_archive.html

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    1. way-to-go cjsrq and no, I didn't see Karen's post so thanks for that. Good for you -- isn't t fun???? We should all travel around the country and visit each other's mail art meetings....I am trying to get up to Portland to visit the group up there....

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  12. I have never heard of a group dedicated to mail art! That is awesome! That's something I've always wanted to try. I write tons of letters, but I have never decorated the envelopes. Hummmm....
    Happy T-Day! :)

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    1. Rita -- if you want to see some great mail art just put mail art in the blog's search box...I have received some great mail and (if I say so myself) I send out pretty great mail art too....

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  13. What fun! I love Mail art although I am not good at it - I usually add some stamping to my card envelopes to complement the card inside! Yours looks to be on another level! Chrisx

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    1. It's all good -- everybody loves getting mail, don't they? Thanks for your comment!

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  14. Hahaha, I like that food and wine are top of your list :-) even before mail art! Really nice pics, love the one wit the candy canes! (gonna wear a candy cane necklace today).

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    1. Of course food and wine are at the top of the list, Marie -- it's a party!!!
      A candy cane necklace? Hw fun -- did you make it?

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  15. You guys and food and presents and art... oh, man! Looks like heaven!
    xo

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    1. It would have been even better if YOU were there, Dori!!!

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  16. Oh what fun! (And, yeah, I would have gone for the clothesline too!) I love SFCB, and I wish SF weren't such a long drive away! Maybe next year I'll manage to be in town on the day. A girl can dream.... (Actually, I'm planning to come down at some point(s) next year to take classes at SFCB, if at all possible. Maybe one day we'll meet!)

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    1. Paper Chipmunk -- oh yes-- SFCB is fabulous. i love the actual space itself -- and the classes. I hope we will meet sometime too -- crazy trying to get schedules together but 2016 is a whole new year.

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  17. Thanks for posting the party photos. It WAS a lot of fun and it went too quickly too. Can't wait to finishing opening my goodies from you! Yours are coming. Just need to finishing working so I can focus on the holidays..

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    1. monica -- yes! It was fun and I finally got see YOU! And many many thanks for being my personal shopper at the you-know-what sale. Much appreciated.

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