Alright, all you mail art participants!  Time for a new challenge.  Christmas is only a couple of months away, and now is the time when I usually begin preparing my mailings for Christmas cards and letters.  It’s a good time to get a round of mail art in.  Here is how it is going to work:

1.  If you haven’t given it to me already, please email me your snail mail address by no later than October 20th.  If you don’t have my email address, please leavea  comment here and  I will contact you.

2.  I will prepare mail art pieces for each of you and mail them out with the list of participants and addresses.  You should receive them no later than November 15th.

3.  Either alter my pieces and send on, or prepare mail art for as many of the participants as you wish to and mail out!  Try to ensure that this round of mail art arrives at its destinations no later than Christmas (2011). 

4.  There is no stated theme.  If you wish to be seasonal in your artwork, feel free, but you are not required or restricted.  Please allow for longer mailing times in the holiday season.

5.  This is a collaborative work:  If you would like to see your mail art added to and sent back to you, please indicate that in your mailing.  Make sure you sign or provide a return address so the recipient knows who it is coming from. 

6.  The postage and franking or other evidence of the piece’s passage through the postal system form part of the artwork.

6.  Look at these examples for some inspiration.  Look for a copy of “Good Mail Day” by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler in your local bookstore or library.  Here is their fan page on Facebook:    They also have a blog

7.  Get making!

 If everyone participates fully, we should each finish up with half a dozen or so pieces to keep and enjoy, or to alter and send back.  Any questions, email me or comment here.  Happy creating!

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