Returned to Sender

It took me awhile to decide how to alter Theresa’s card because I liked it so much! I decided to make a subtle change across the bottom.

Theresa R. No. 4

Theresa R. No. 4

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Transformed Again!

It keeps getting better!

The Third Incarnation

The Third Incarnation

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Transformation

Here’s a card from Theresa:

Watercolor card from Theresa

Watercolor card from Theresa

We’re playing add and pass, here’s my response:

Collage response

Collage response

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Chilean Mailboxes

Imagine my delight when I found a postal museum at the main post office in Santiago, Chile! Here are some pictures of the mail boxes displayed there.

Chilean Postal Service Museum, Santiago

Museo Correos Chile – Buzones

Chilean Postal Service Museum, Santiago

Museo Correos Chile – grande buzon rojo

Chilean Postal Service Museum, Santiago

Museo Correos Chile – buzones rojo y amarillo

Chilean Postal Service Museum, Santiago

Museo Correos Chile – dos buzones rojos

I mailed cards using this mailbox on my last day in Santiago. Ciao!

Correos Chile Mailbox, Santiago

Buzon Correos Chile, Santiago

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Janus Closes This Weekend

mail art cards

Janus cards on wall of South Store Cafe

Janus closes February 2, so drive on out to the South Store Cafe in Scholls this weekend for a last glimpse of the two mail art shows: Janus, and the Graphic Arts Building Artists Mail Art Exchange. If you want to join in the fun next year, look for our call on the IUOMA blog in a few months. If you log on right now, you might see an inspiring call to work on today!

Mail Art Cards

Out and Back Postcards

add and pass mail art card

Tiger Card

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The Shows Are Up at South Store Cafe!

Two mail art shows are on view through the month of January at the South Store Cafe: Janus, an international mail art call, and the Graphic Arts Building Artists mail art projects. The South Store Cafe sits at the corner of Scholls Ferry Rd. (Hwy 210) and Hillsboro Highway (Hwy 219). It’s open Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am to 2 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9 am to 3 pm. Come on out for breakfast, lunch, a cup of  coffee and see some mail art while you’re there!

South Store Cafe

South Store Cafe

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From Start to Finish

Here’s the original card #5:

The original card #5

The original card #5

And here it is in process:

Card #5 in process

Card #5 in process

The finished card:

Finished Card #5

Finished Card #5

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Returns are in!

Results: sent 14 cards, received 10, missing 4.

Pine Picture Mosaic

Mosaic of all returned Pine Picture postcards

The large card at the bottom center remains in its original state. Where do missing cards go? The one I sent to myself never showed up. I’m going to use stronger glue on the address labels next time, and see if I get a better rate of return!

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Foursome No. 4 comes home

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Foursome No. 4

Each step in this card’s transformation makes it more interesting, more complex. If you look closely, you can see the second stage peeking through the rich surface of crayon marks. The second stage is shown below.

Foursome No. 4, second stage

Foursome No. 4, second stage

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Pine Picture Mosaic

Here’s a mosaic of all the cards returned so far – thank you all, it’s looking good! Maybe I’ll get more cards next week . . .

Pine Mosaic

Mosaic of returned cards.

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