Category Archives: Mail Art

Ex Postal Facto

  Have you heard of Ex Postal Facto?  It’s “a weekend event celebrating correspondence art, faux philatelics and postal modernism” which translates to mail art fun! Events include: A mail art show and reception at the San Francisco Center for … Continue reading

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Graceful Envelope Contest

Calling all mail artists and calligraphers! The Graceful Envelope contest is coming around again.  The contest is a combined effort of The Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Your job is to beautifully decorate and address … Continue reading

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Edward Gorey Google Doodle

  For those of you who, like me, adore Edward Gorey, be sure to check out the Google doodle today that commemorates his 88th birthday.   And since you’re here, you obviously like letters, so be sure to check out … Continue reading

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Graceful Envelope Contest

Every year the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers hold The Graceful Envelope Contest inviting calligraphers and artists to take a theme and create beautiful envelopes. Last year’s theme “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better” produced some amazing … Continue reading

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Graceful Envelope Contest

Calling all mail artists, doodlers, calligraphers and crayon wielders! The National Association of Letter Carriers and The Washington Calligraphers Guild are holding their 18th annual Graceful Envelope contest. Deadline: April 30th postmark Theme: “D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better”–create a Graceful Envelope … Continue reading

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Women’s Mail Art Group–Series 2

I’m participating in a women’s mail art group.  There are about 25 of us in the group and I’m making pieces in several small groups to send to each participant in turn.  Here, I’m sharing Series 2 (I’ll share Series … Continue reading

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Like, Totally 80s!

I celebrated my birthday 80s style this year, with a themed-party, 80s music and a decade-long mashup of decorations. From Boy George tapestries, Motley Crue posters and PacMan mobiles to neon jelly bracelets, banana clips, and Pop Rocks, it covered … Continue reading

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Celebrating 2000 Letter Writers

A few days ago, I shared here that the Letter Writers Alliance was celebrating its 2000th member by calling for mail art envelopes celebrating this milestone. Well, here is the one I’m mailing out on Monday: If you’re not yet a member, … Continue reading

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Doodled Envelopes

I’ve always been one of those people who can concentrate better if I doodle while listening to someone.  At some point I realized that folks may think that I’m bored or ignoring them if I doodle in front of them, so I … Continue reading

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Mail Art Call from L.W.A.

The Letter Writers Alliance (of which I am a proud member) has surpassed 2000 members and wants to celebrate.  They ask that you send a cover (an envelope) decorated to celebrate their 2000th member.  They will keep the envelope, but … Continue reading

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