I recently received a mail art challenge from one of my pen friends. The idea is to send one piece of art to the first person on the list, and your own information to the end of the list, and pass it on to 10 people. That means once your name reaches the top you get a mail box full of artwork! Who wouldn’t love that?
This not only sounds like a lot of fun, but also a great way to enter into the world of mail art, so I wanted to share the opportunity.
Whether you’re brand new to mail art or a seasoned expert, feel free to join! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address (this information won’t be shared). Don’t forget to put “Mail Art Challenge” in the subject line.
Update: You can send a piece of art in any medium if you choose to participate. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an envelope.
About a week ago PostMuse told me about Lettermo’s February Challenge and I decided to take part. The idea is to send one piece of mail every day the post runs and to respond to everything you receive. Since I knew I wouldn’t make it through the entire challenge if it meant going to the post office every single day, I decided to alter it slightly- Instead I’ll just compose a piece of mail every day and mail them a few at a time. To keep myself motivated and accountable, I’ll be updating here every week. Here’s what I sent out this week:
- Two envelopes stuffed with paper goods for a mail art swap
- Two valentine cards for my nieces
- One postcard for a swap
So far I’ve sent 10 pieces of mail for 8 days (I guess 9 since it’s now after midnight), but I’m behind on responding to various things I’ve received. Since I won’t have any swaps due next week I’ll be focusing on that. If nothing else, this challenge has made me realize how much mail I already send.
Who else is participating in the Lettermo challenge? How has it been for you so far?