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# 15 Package/Letter

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



I made my good friend a coloring book because she said she was bored at work. It is bound together by tape. Hope it cures her boredom!
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#10 L-plate the postman - friend or foe?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

IMG_5816, originally uploaded by L-plate big cheese.
When you're a mailartist the postman (or mailman if you prefer) becomes one of the most important people in your life. But here's a question, is he friend or foe?


He brings nice things including: mailart, birthday cards, presents, parcels.
But equally he also shoves these our way: bills, tax notices, junk mail, losing the mail.


So, here's a question - has the postman's role in your life changed since you began making mailart?


I scoured the web and found a few funny (or tragic stories depending on your outlook) about postal services. Check some of these headlines out:
Postman jailed for theft
Family risks losing mail delivery because cat scratches postman
Postman dumped 400 letters in field

A "byline on using data from the mailart365 project"
A couple of things I've sent since we began the mailart365 project don't seem to have shown up and the very reason I wrote this "question everything" on the subject of the postman is because Mim mentioned a package she sent never reached Andy... and a card she sent a while back is yet to reach me. Maybe, just maybe, at the end of the year we could look back at it in numbers (provided we have the data) and see what proportion arrived, what proportion didn't, how long it took on average and rate the mail service based on our experience... let's see! Andy - any thoughts on this one?


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50/365 - A martini for Postmuse

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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I made this card couple of days ago using another recycled Christmas card that I found and the first quilling pattern from my pattern-a-day calendar.

When I was thinking who to send it to PostMuse came to mind as I remembered she likes wine. When I saw her Shaken,not stirred today I was really happy as it reinforce the thought to send this card to her.

Here you go PostMuse a martini from me. Hope this will bring a smile on your face and make you forget about your flight troubles.

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Mail Head #3: Summer Hat

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Summer Hat, 2011


This one's going out to my sister Sue in California. Fun bit of synchronicity - I found a photocopy of a photo taken of us together this summer at my husband's baseball game and glued it to the back of this piece. Didn't think of the connection when I put these stamps on it...
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#49 by Mim

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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15, 16, 17

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
15/365

16/365

17/365

Out into the world.......
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Longing for my roses! 5/365

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
After last night's ice storm, I find myself longing for a blossoming garden! Did this simple sketch quickly & am sending it to a fellow gardening friend! Sketched in Sharpie pen (the best pen ever!), then went over in markers to fill & blossom everything out.
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#18

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I know that it is a little hard to tell, but this postcard and the next two, combine stuff and transfer foil, on The2Buds adhesive postcard backings.  I got the foil from at blogger I follow some time ago and this is the first time I figured out what to do with it, since it requires a sticky surface.
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Camel O'Rama: #48 - 3d Skull

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Mim-Skull


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Off to Mim as is...
I hope it makes it...
0.9 oz

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52/365 - Wisdom

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This is another one that I made for 365 cards. The challenge this time was to make a card that incorporates the word "Wisdom" either somewhere on the card or to use other words and images to convey what wisdom means to me...

I always considered owls to be wise birds so that's why I decided to make this card. The quote underneath it represents me. After I learn something new I realise how much more there is to learn about that subject and feel that there aren't enough hours in a day to catch up will all the interesting things that I want to do.
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51/365 - Friendship

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Just a while ago I discovered a brilliant site, 365 Cards where they have 365 challenges. So every day of the year there is a new theme and if you want to participate you need to make a card according to that theme and link you blogpage to their site. The blog it's running for 3 years now and sometimes it has competitions as well.

I decided to join them so I made this card for day 322 - Super Sketchy Sunday. I made it from a recycled Christmas Card as I don't like wasting.
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#49 - Shaken, Not Stirred

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
If I were financially solvent right now, I'd donate to WIkipedia, just for this Shaken, Not Stirred entry alone. I wouldn't base a scholarly thesis on it, nor would I use it as my sole source in a journalistic piece, but it entertains and informs.

I found the Ian Fleming postage in my huge stamp stash last week. I love James Bond movies. All of them. But, I've only read one James Bond novel, and I don't even remember which one. I just remember that I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the movies.

Vellum paper is wicked fussy. The glue shows through, and the scan just makes it look all the more obvious. It isn't that obvious on the actual card. Eventually I'll find an adhesive for vellum that doesn't show through, and stands up to the mail system.
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49-365 A work in progress?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011








Well, I have a few transparent covers from an A5 notebook. Of course, I had to do something that was visible from both sides. This compass is from a map of New Zealand and appears the same on both sides, I cut a piece of the map that has the north island on one side and the south island on the other. It's kind of cool in person but it's a bit too boring I think. I might dismantle it in the morning. I'm going to bed now and perhaps I'll have a Kiwi dream that will enlighten me.
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38/365

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My friend Posy is a cupcake pro, so to her this postcard goes!
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37/365 - More Worst Case Scenario Cards

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For a world-traveling friend who is currently home.
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17.365

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Was happy to include Boulder Dam and Colorado postage. Vintage postage makes me SO very happy!
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16.365

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mary moved from Maryland to Delaware so I was sure to include both states in her postage.
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#17/365 Postal Love

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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1-17-11 On With The Dance

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Still cleaning out my 'Random Images' folder! Plus, love Byron's poetry.
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January 18th, 2011 - Ms Pannell

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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1-18-11 Tennyson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I was cleaning out my 'Random Images' file & pulled these out and combined them into this piece.
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#48 a & b by Mim

Monday, January 17, 2011
Abstract 2

Abstract 3
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#48 by Mim

Monday, January 17, 2011
Abstract 1
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014/365 - 015/365 - 016/365 - Athletics and Design

Monday, January 17, 2011

A few sports-themed cards that are all headed north to Canada... I hope they get there safely! I took these images from an old college yearbook from 1957. The campus library was giving away the extra documents they had found in their collection, and I snapped up 4 old yearbooks and a ton of old music and newspapers. All are great inspiration for mailart!
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"Ocean II"

Monday, January 17, 2011
Swiming in blue, in life...
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"Ocean I'

Monday, January 17, 2011
Save the big blue ocean...
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36/365 - Home Sweet Ms. AK Brown

Monday, January 17, 2011

My friend in Alaska just bought her first home so I made her a housewarming postcard.
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35/365

Monday, January 17, 2011


This is for my friend Cathy, whose colander is used on a regular basis on Buffy Nite*.

* Buffy Nite started when group of us would get together every Tuesday to hang out, cook a meal and watch the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy is no longer on the air (RIP) but Buffy Nite lives on!!
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Wishful Thinking of Summer! 4/365

Monday, January 17, 2011

I think my favorite part about summer is the fresh fruit & veggies from our farm's garden. It was absolutely worth all the cutting & trimming to get this happy picture of springtime when we're expecting ice storms tonight!

I'm really enjoying experimenting with different artistic techniques here so thanks for the opportunity & I can't wait to crack open my new paints ;)
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# 14 Letter

Monday, January 17, 2011


I made my mom this "booklet" letter. Instead of binding it, I just taped it. It folds up like a regular letter which I thought was pretty cool. I added the things I did, or the things I love in it for her!
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let thy self - Laurence Roberts 21 / 365

Monday, January 17, 2011
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"Dream fall"

Monday, January 17, 2011
Dreaming eyes never let us cry!
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