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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!