In any event, Mailart 365 fulfils several creative desires and personal challenges. I've struggled the last few years with documenting and posting my work- whenever someone is labeled a "photographer" there is an implication that your photos (even snapshots) must be top notch all the time. Instead of procrastinating on posting/blogging, as is my usual way, I will likely use my iPhone and post exclusively by some mobile means. I hope that this will alleviate some of the "burden" on documentation and blogging, and the dread that makes me wake up from a dead sleep (for real.)
In terms of artwork, I love how mixed media collage and mail art both unleash some interesting subconscious things and I look forward to seeing if any themes evolve or reoccur. Generally speaking I tend toward bright and bold colours but with a year of consistent daily work on one project who knows! In my final year of art school (studio practice) my work really changed and evolved so I know how well that working consistently towards one goal (in that particular case, a solo gallery show) can shape someone's style.
One final note: I dedicate my contribution to Mailart 365 this coming year to my husband, my son and my parents, all of whom are my biggest fans. Additionally, I also dedicate my mail art endeavours to the memory of Gerry (Gerald) Ferguson. Gerry was an amazing artist, as well as my former professor and mentor. Without his guidance I wouldn't be half the artist I am today. Thank you Gerry.
See you all in the mailbox!