|Quite a lot of people have been e-mailing and writing letters to me and asking about getting pen pals or how to get more involved in mail art.
So, I decided to write a post about it.
|I know it's been said already, but people just don't save email like they do letters.
Look at these old beauties.
These letters weren't even sent to me but I love reading them.
|And you don't get gorgeous stamps like these on emails.
But I know I am preaching to the choir.
If you are looking for mail artists and/or pen pals, get yourself over to Carolee's blog
right this minute and check out all the folks who are doing the same --
Make Every Day a Good Mail Day
It will take some effort to read through all those blog posts but I guarantee you will find people who love mail on there.
I have gotten quite a number of wonderful correspondents from that post.
My suggestion is, write some letters! Don't just add your name to the post and ask people to write to you.
|Mail Art Received
If you are interested in mail art, you might try joining IUOMA -
International Union of Mail Artists or join up with the Mail Art365 group -- a great bunch of people who are committed to making and sending a mail art card every day for a year.
Mail Art 365
|Another site to check out is
There are some mail art blogs on the left side of this post and a special favorite of mine is
Make Every Day A Red Letter Day. Go over and click!
I hope you all know know about Jennie and Carolee's book --
Good Mail Day
|You can look online and google "mail art" for ideas and stimulation, start your own mail art/letter writing group and meet up every couple of weeks or one a month to exchange ideas and write letters or
make art, check out Pininterest and search for mail art, join the
Letter Writers Alliance
read letter writing and mail art blogs, write a whole lot of letters, keep trying, check out mail art on FaceBook.
You can leave comments on this blog post if you are looking for others to write to -- you can leave your name and address (if you are OK with that) and write something about yourself or an email address and maybe some new mail art connections will be made right here!
If you have any ideas about getting mail, please add them to the comments!
I bet there are some more really good ideas out there that I've missed. Remember, Cappuccino and Art Journal is also on FaceBook and I post "extras" on there - links and photos - so check it out.
Let's make every day A GOOD MAIL DAY!
Some nice comments from Missive Maven
and another link to this post on