|Group:||Zines, mail art & other cool stuff|
|Swap Coordinator:||TangleCrafts (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Zines Craft Supplies Mail Art|
|Number of people in swap:||10|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||November 2, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 30, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
I have just (finally!) received my copy of 'Good Mail Day' by Jennie Hinchcliff & Carolee Gilligan Wheeler (pic above borrowed from book). I've not even finished reading it yet, but Chapter 3 has inspired me to create this swap!
Chapter 3 is called 'The Traveling Mail Art Kit', and as the title suggests it is simply about creating a portable pack of mail art essentials, so that you are prepared, whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. I know what I would put in my own mail art kit, but as mail art is such a personal thing & everyone expresses it differently, I thought it would be interesting to see what our partners consider the essentials of mail art.
So you will send each of your partners the following:
Here are the 'suggested items for a well-stocked mail art kit', as listed in the aforementioned book:
I have to say my own essential kit would definitely include some different items than are featured here, so please don't be afraid to make any substitutions! (Other ideas include but aren't limited to: personalised address labels, airmail labels, envelope seals, envelope glue, postage stamp edge scissors or punch, etc etc)
2 partners = 2 kits sent & 2 kits received
The mailing date is end of November so that hopefully packages will arrive before Christmas! :-)
This is a group swap for members of Zines, mail art & other cool stuff. I've checked people's ratings as they've joined the group, but I will check through again before partners are assigned, to do my best to avoid disappointment in this swap. Please only sign up if you have both the time & inclination to complete this swap!
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