Monday, July 15, 2013

mail art!

I REALLY like mail art.  Years ago, before e-mail and blogs and facebook, all the
envelopes I mailed were enhanced with a little (okay, yes, it was a LOT) highlighter.
While that may not have been mail art in the strictest sense, it was fun.

Nowadays my favorite mail art is postcards, and this month at Unruly Paper Arts,
the blogozine theme is Postcard Parade.  Here is just one of the postcards I created
for my latest Unruly column,  Mail Art en Masse:
 text from Word Art Wednesday

Would you like to create some mail art?  Would you like to receive some mail art?
Check out my article, I'd be delighted to hear what you think.There are two Reader's
Art Quests happening, as well;  Postcards From the Edge and Vacation Postcard 
Art.  Everyone is welcome to join in the challenge, and what better way to try
something new?

Coincidentally--at least I think it's a coincidence, but there could be some
conspiracy happening, unbeknownst to me--one of the themes for the upcoming
issue of AlteredArts Magazine is, in fact, mail art.  (The issue should be out any
time now.  Seriously, it may be out at this very moment.  UPDATE--It's out!) 
Anyway, here is just a sneak peek at an oversized postcard I created for
the magazine:

tell me that seahorse looks like he's flying outta that ocean wave!

You can almost see the sparkle on this one--I used my hand carved ocean wave 
stamp on Gelli Plate monotype prints.  The seahorses were stamped on monoprints, as well.

Have a great week, everyone--I hope to see you in the Postcard Parade this month.

9 comments:

Netty said...

very pretty large postcard Trisha and loving the words, hugs Annette x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love mail art too! Your postcard is lovely and those sea-horses look so pretty. Julie Ann xx

Brenda Brown said...

Great mail art Trisha and congrats on the publication.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Deb said...

love, love the seahorses! very cool use of Gelli prints. I am addicted to mono printing and using buts of the prints wherever I can.
congrats on being published -you and the seahorses deserve it!

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful postcards Trisha! Love the vibrant color and vintage images!

Terry said...

Gorgeous mail art, Trisha! Such pretty colors!

fairy thoughts said...

I haven't seen much mail art (I have the stitched postcards book, but not made one)but it looks fab. love the post cards I have been thinking of starting a swap of some sort maybe I should have a go at it, will check it out.
janet #41

Dianne said...

I too love mailart and been doing it for years, my postman used to actually knock on my door to deliver them, he enjoyed them too. Your postcard is well magazine worthy I looooove the seahorse dancing on the waves how kool is that, thanks for sharing..

2amscrapper said...

awesome mail art