Mailart 365
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#9; Envelope Collage

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Collaged envelope.
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#36 Postcard

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I saw a version of this guy at a book store, but I added my own twist to it. I like the dark and creepy characters with tape! ha
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45 days of 365, by Erin Fae

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Mail Art 365: day 1

I started my 365 on Boxing Day 2010. I put a lot of thought into my own guidelines for the project, how I wanted to share, and what I wanted to share. I've been very involved in mail art in the past, but fallen out of practice. Art, it's an active practice. As such, I wanted to re-immerse myself in this world of stamps and staples, tape and office supplies.

I'd been behind on my letter writing, and wanted to be able to incorporate letters into this project, as well. So, for my personal rules, I can take longer than a single day to write a letter, but all the mail art elements and embellishments have to be completed on a single day. Same with choosing a recipient for a postcard or project. The creative elements are limited to a single day, but the logistics can take a bit longer.

My hope is to share my progress on this blog once a week. Being that I am 8 weeks into the project, I think I will just share my favorites so far (here's a link to my flickr set for the rest)

Mail Art 365: day 3

Mail Art 365: day 26

Mail Art 365: day 18

Mail Art 365: day 16

Mail Art 365: day 14

Mail Art 365: day 13

Mail Art 365: Day 7

Mail Art 365: day 33

Mail Art 365: day 20

Mail Art 365: day 10
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#70 E

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


E is EXCLUSIVELY for...



[drum roll please...]
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#70a, by Mim

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
"G is for green-ness"
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#70, the letter G, by Mim

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
"G is for green-ness"
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Alphabet Challenge ..'M' n' 'O'

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


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Boo Cartledge - 67 and 68

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
 Mailart 365  - 67.  Bunny traveling incognito.

Mailart 365 - 68.  Camouflage Valentine Chinese Year of the Rabbit bunny.
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Camel O'Rama:#69

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
G
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39

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ok, yes, this is dog fur, from our girl Akita, Jewlz.  The specks are not dirt they are transfer foil, I was trying to be sure that the surface was not sticky.  This is going to a volunteer recipient from IUOMA, I hope that it arrives and the USPS does not throw it away as trash.
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#2 Abstract

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Second in this series. The art stamp painting can be viewed in a larger version on my blog. It was originally painted as a contribution to the Virtual Paintout. We were painting New York City last October and I took a fancy to that corner. The painting is titled Balloon Saloon.
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#70 - G is for Ginger

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
The vintage ginger label makes all sorts of claims about what it can aide. I'm sure such labeling would never be allowed today. I do always keep a supply of ginger chews in the car, though, because I like to read and write in the car (I'm always the passenger) and sometimes that upsets my stomach.

The big G on this card was originally very glittery. I like glitter, but the glitter on the G was way over the top. I scraped most of it off and painted the G to match the background. And I used rubber cement to glue it to the card. Rubber cement is my new favorite adhesive. I hope it holds well.

This is going as an official Postcrossing card to a young woman in Turkey who is a doctor. I think the label's claims will make her smile.
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70-365 lower case g

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Oh, is there any letter so lovely as the lower case g? I love it.

I'm sending this one to my friend Sandy Knight, www.hoopskirtstudio.com who was the first person to profess the greatness of the two story lower case g to me.
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#38/365 F is for Fibers

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
7 Feb. 2011
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Mailart365-Day 34

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Mailart365-Day 34, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

We went to Maine last weekend and stopped at one of our favorite places-Stonewall Kitchen. Steph had the lobster tacos in the cafe....I got the menu.

This envelope went out to a ZMACS forum prize winner. I sent out a bunch of assorted unused vintage postage as the prize.

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MailArt365-Day 33

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

MailArt365-Day 33, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

The last swap I hosted on swap-bot was a "reversible postcard". We folded a piece of cardstock in half, taped it shut and treated it as a postcard. When it got to your partner, they were to open it up, fold it inside out and send a postcard back to you.

My partner's theme was balance. I tried to have some balancing elements, but allowed some tension and some harmony too.

Walmart receipt (yes, that was the same trip with veggies and enough chips to choke a horse), magazine cutouts of water, scrapbook paper, stamp selvedges, junk mail, map bit, candy wrapper, fortune, prescription warning, toilet paper wrapper, hand made sticker from one of my tins, and leaves from that very useful discarded nature encyclopedia.

I'm running the swap again, if you are on swap-bot.

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/82245

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Four More

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Four more in the 365 series.....
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MailArt365-Day 32

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

MailArt365-Day 32, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

I love the way this looks like a wall covered with graffitti. You know how I love crusty and peeling textures...

I call this my CSI card because I always think of leaving a little something for the forensic guys whenever I lick an envelope or leave a fingerprint in paint.

Sent to Fiona Webster.

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MailArt365-Day 30

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

MailArt365-Day 30, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

I had started this LARGE postcard back on 10/10/10 and then went a different way with that swap. Now it is celebrating the end of 2010.

Sent to Donovan Beeson of The Letter Writer's Alliance.

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2-8-11 Ecole Beaux Arts

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
A vintage photo is combined with two background photos to produce this art class in Paris.
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2-8-11 Donna Nel Cimitero

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
I have to say thank you to Leonardo da Vinci for the lovely lady I paired up with this awesome photo. She makes even the photo look like part of a beautiful painting. Kudos, Leo!
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#35 Postcards

Monday, February 07, 2011




I was on a role today. We did gesture drawings today in class. I can't wait for portraits now.
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MailArt365-Day 29-Jellyfish!

Monday, February 07, 2011

MailArt365-Day 29, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

This card was once a larger painting on cereal box inspired by one of Mary Todd Beam's books.

Went out to Adamandia in Chicago of "A Fishy Requisite"

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#1 Abstract

Monday, February 07, 2011

I'm kicking off with a series which I will be sending to my Grandchildren. This is the first in the series. It is a watercolor, on Fabriano watercolor paper, using a washout tape method. It was then followed by a wash of Golden acrylic "fruitcake mixture" and topped off with a home made art stamp I made of one my paintings. The first three cards in this series will be going to my grandchildren.




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MailArt365-Day 28

Monday, February 07, 2011

MailArt365-Day 28, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

Background is another page of the 1885 math textbook on recycled food packaging. Stamped robots are from the Dollar Tree.

This one went to Boo.

I have at least written down who I sent most of my cards to. :)

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MailArt365-Day 27

Monday, February 07, 2011

MailArt365-Day 27, originally uploaded by FarStarr.

Andy was bugging me to catch up...I didn't realize I was so far behind~~smile.

I saved the background for this from the trash at work and added some paint and a paper napkin. A little early for Valentine's Day..Oh well.

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#69a by Mim

Monday, February 07, 2011
"Vamos a ir a Paris"
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#69, the letter F, by Mim

Monday, February 07, 2011
"Nous allons a Paris"
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63/365 - Whacha ya lookin at

Monday, February 07, 2011
This is another one of the "bored at work" series, made out of 100% recycling. Actually is 99% recycling as I had to use glue. 
Gluing it down was the most difficult part today as I forgot my fine tip glue bottle at home so I had to use a stick glue that I found in the office.
This cat chase goes to okadaskat who sent me a nice knitted broach a while ago. I know she likes cats so I hope she enjoys it.
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Alphabet Challenge ... "Y" and "V"

Monday, February 07, 2011



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Alphabet Challenge .. "T" and "r"

Monday, February 07, 2011



Friday night King West
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