Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mail Me Some Art: another mail resource


Here's another quick tip on how to see some more mail in your mailbox: check out Mail Me Some Art, a paper-based (postcards, ATCs, tags, etc) swap site.

Caveat: I've not tried it myself, I just saw a link to it on Twitter (thanks, @Taylormaidemom), but it sounds like a really cool idea that is guaranteed to have "no flakers" since you have to send something to receive something. All swap items are sent to the coordinator, who then distributes them.

From the Mail Me Some Art FAQs:
"All styles of art and all levels of experience are welcome. In order to guarantee everyone who makes something receives something in return, all swap items are sent to me and I mail them back out to others in the swap."
There's no formal registration process, you just send items to the coordinator by the deadline. Has anyone tried this site or have experience with their swaps?

Oh, and by the way - enjoy the longest days of the year! Happy Summer Solstice (tomorrow), everyone!

5 comments:

  1. I belong to a small mail art group(8)...love getting mail from each of them.

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out! Nice to meet you!

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    1. My pleasure - best of luck with your mail art swaps. :-)

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  3. Hi Missive Maven, I found the MMSA blogsite in 2013 and have been receiving wonderful art through the mail ever since. Some special friendships have also been forged. There is not a group like it anywhere else as far as I can tell. Make art, try new media and techniques, send art, receive art, make friends: a win-win that brightens up the day. KR praisepatchproductions.blogspot.com

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    1. KR, thanks for the feedback - great to hear from someone who participates in this group, and so glad you are having such a positive experience with it.

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