Thursday, August 29, 2013

65 POSTCARDS!


 
Stack of 65 postcards in progress.

 
A recent "Arty" interest of mine is MAIL ART.
 
I have been inspired by Emma, who created 50 postcards to send to celebrate her 50th birthday a year or so ago
-  by my joy & delight in receiving Mail Art envelopes and postcards from my paper swap friends ( met during Lawendula's swaps)
 - and my success & enjoyment doing and completing the 61 Index Cards Project (Tammy - ICAD and DPP) ...
and now...
 
I'm going to make and post 65 postcards!
Yes - I have decided to celebrate an auspicious birthday (October 31st) by making and sending out 65 'hand made' postcards to people I've met in other swaps and art groups!
 
Maybe this will work as a swap and I'll receive some hand made postcards? - but there will be no obligation.
 
My postcards will be in the collage style and a 4 x 6 inch size or 10 x 15 cm size. 

Four cards in progress on my desk.

I will post them without an envelope so that the card can "gather" the postmark and that the Australian stamp will be part of the card.
 
All my cards will have some stitching and flowers.
I will blog about the progress of this project of mine - with hopefully some pictures of cards received.
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Busy Busy lady!
    A terrific keepsake for your auspicious birthday.

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    1. Thanks Sylvia - you too are super busy - loving the gorgeous jewellery you are making - must catch up soon....

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    1. Thanks Lenna - and thanks for visiting!

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  3. Hi, Sue-
    Wow! 65 art postcards! What an amazing way to celebrate 65 years on the planet! I would love to reciprocate with a mail art postcard of my own, but don't think I have your mailing address anymore. Could you send it to me at scrapbox9@hotmail.com? Happy card creation! Enjoy the journey! -Robert Stockton

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    1. Thanks Robert - you were one of my early "inspirers"! Will email you.

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  4. You are even braver that I was & it was 3 yrs ago already ;) Looking forward to receiving yours, (another one from you!) do you still have my address? & I look forward to making you one. Embrace these special birthdays, I say ;)

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    1. Thanks Emma - you are one of my main inspirers in doing this as I loved seeing your process. Yes I still have your address - and YES - embracing special birthdays is the way to go.

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  5. such a cool idea! I look forward to keeping an eye on your progress :-)

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  6. I got mine today :) you better believe you will find something fun I'm your mailbox soon! Hugs!

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  7. Sue, I received your postcard yesterday -such a delight in my mailbox! I love your collage and the stitching. The card traveled well & got here to Florida in just 7 days time. The postage stamp and postmark are wonderful too! Thank you so much. Watch your mailbox in a few weeks time : ) lenna

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  8. Thanks for letting me know Lenna!

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  9. I received a lovely card today. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Thanks for including me in the fun.

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    1. Thanks Carlene - glad it arrived!

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