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My Favorite Mail-Art Creation

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At this point I’ve been making mail-art projects for around four years. I’m not sure if that’s entirely accurate, more like three…more than three. When look back at some of the images online I can see things that stretch back to 2011 which feels about right. During most of that time I’ve been doing the same thing pretty much over and over again. Sure there was a time at the start of my involvement with the network where I did terrible / awful / things that I’m not embarrassed about, but things I think are simply bad. My most recent creations have been the mail-art books, both collaborative and mine solely. I’ve really enjoyed doing these. Currently I have four or five floating out in the world, who knows if any of them will actually come back to me or not. Two of them I’m trying to flesh by myself. One of those is working well, and the other I’ve hit a wall on. Maybe I’ll see if someone wants to work on this last one with me. There’s no real pattern to this rant, I’m sitting in th…

Sent To People

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Mail Art Children's Books

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I can’t enough of making these collaborative books. Actually, two of these are going to be collaborative books while the third still is in limbo. All three of these, as well as the one I sent out last week, are made from repurposed children’s books. The thickness of the cardboard pages are perfect and I particularly like the irregular shapes of the books. It’s easy to find some of these baby spit drenched books formed like dinosaurs or states or something equally random. I love making work from these even if looking through them at a thrift store is kind of unsettling. Either the people standing around me think I have a child or I’m just some creep buying children’s books. Once someone asked me if I had a kid and I didn’t help my case with my creepy, “I don’t think so.” I’ve got these three going right now, and I still have two floating out there somewhere. Well, I know where they’re at but they haven’t come home just yet. I’m not complaining, just excited to see the great work my co…

All of the Nostrils "Super Fan" Images

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Mail Art Starter Packets

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At the end of this month I’m doing a short presentation about mail-art at my school. The main angle is the international connection. Although I haven’t put together the presentation I have put together a bunch of starter packets. My hope is that people will take the packages filled with random bits of paper and stickers, and then mail out to someone. Who knows I that’ll happen but it’s my hope.