Category Archives: Mail Art

I am just beginning to become involved in the mail art community, an evolution of the Eternal Network and Correspondence Arts that began in the late 1960s.

Hanging out with Sketchy Characters

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I always have a great time attending the monthly San Francisco Correspondence C0-op meetings, and I have been a member for about two and a half years.  The one held this past Sunday was a great example of how much fun and inspiration they provide.

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Gina Visione designed this month’s artistamp.  As her mail art moniker suggests, she works with the visually impaired.  Her gorgeous stamp included Braille for “mail”.

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The activity for this month was to share examples of art journals and sketchbooks.  We have a lot of great talent in the group, and this was a great peek into how members get inspired and document ideas, pen samples, great images in their daily life.

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It was encouraging to see how others work and get feedback on each others’ journals.

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Bad Rooster came again as my guest, and he enjoyed meeting Rebecca Kohn’s guest Gaston.

20160821_135407There were several first time attendees who learned about us at the Letter Writers Alliance social held last Friday.  One brought a vintage Smith Corona typewriter.

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And, as usual, there was an interesting selection of interesting ephemera and oddities.  A handy guide for boudoir posts, for example.

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Mail Art for Monday’s Post

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Recent Works That Have All Been Mailed

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A Stranger in a Strange Land

A stranger in a strange land

Monday’s Mail Art Arrivals

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From Jennie Hinchliff, Ryan Tamares, and Asli Omur.

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Bus Tour

bus tour copy

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Honeymoon in Orlando

Honeymoon in Orlando

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Strike a Pose

Strike a pose copy

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Honeymoon in San Francisco

Honeymoon in Frisco