Postcards from the...

Each spring & fall, I set aside a few hours and create a stack of 10+ 4x6" postcards for Hanna's DIY Postcard swap. I find it so peaceful and relaxing to work on a series. I like to take an idea or concept and then give it a twist, a differentiation, a version, an iteration. Similar but different is a fun challenge. 

Yet to do something creative and get it out to the post office at a designated time? Not my forte! The creating part is the most fun part! The second most fun part is decorating the envelopes with funky stamps and washi tape {forgot to snap photo}. The least fun part is [no surprise here] visiting the post office. Even though the folks at my post office are super sweet. But still. How wonderfully analog it is to get a piece of art in the mail? It's fun to send a series out into the world and wonder if everyone will actually get them! 

So I wanted to create something interesting with some texture. Sewing paper is one of my guilty pleasures and so I never pass up an excuse to do that! I used japanese papers {see the wrinkles}, magazine & catalog clippings, brown kraft paper, painted papers & gelatin prints for variety, but I kept most of the components fairly large on these 4x6" mail art postcards.

More about mail art!

Start with mail art and see pix from previous Hanna Swaps.

If you are into mail art, put this classic must-have book about mail art on your xmas or birthday wish list. It's called Good Mail Day. Per Amazon I got it in 2012 -- and it's still a keeper today!