Last week I had an idea – I would make mailart every day for a year. Simple idea really, and a 365 that I thought I could stick to, with a little help from my friends as I have very poor willpower myself.
So I merrily toddled off and bought mailart365.com, and invited some people along for the ride.
Most of the mailartists who have signed up to join me in this marathon endeavour are people who are long time fans of my REAL wall, and there are one or two surprises thrown in too.
Today’s REAL wall is a homage to the people who are coming along for the ride and contains post from as many of them as I have post from.
The participants list so far can be seen on the site at mailart365.blogspot.com, and includes Postmuse, Mim4art, Katerina Nikoltsou, L-Plate Big Cheese, Rejin Leys and Elena
Up in the middle of the central column is Elenas latest piece, a quilled skull. This skull was made for Mim4art‘s son Noah Scalin, who runs Skull-a-day and this is Elenas contribution – you saw it here first!
The large black piece is extremely fragile and rarely sees the light of day. This was found by L-plate on holiday in Portugal. Apparently it was given to her as a sickbag on a ferry, and strangely, each one had been intricately decorated by someone with Tippex/whiteout! One of my lesser known collections is a collection of sickbags, and so people I know tend to bring me sickbags (unused) from their holidays, and this is a true gem. In case you’re thinking of sending me one, please make sure it’s not soiled or blank, as it’s jsut depressing when it looks like a sanitary bag.
A cheeky one to include on this wall is a mailartist called Valentine Mark Herman, a French mailartist. It’s still not clear whether Valentine will be submitting for mailart 365, but he is currently doing a 365 of sorts where he sends envelopes that he sends to himself, one a day for a year. It’s art. It goes in the mail. It lasts a year. So who knows maybe he’ll come around to the idea…