Mail Art Mania and Bye Bye Chicago

Several mail art projects are always in the works.
I enjoy this process tremendously since it is so darn
fun to do.  No rules, using whatever is at hand,
recycling a mix of materials and meeting the most
wonderful people who enjoy this mail art as much
as I do.

I finished side two of the cereal box mailer…

With some leftover
scrap book paper, some wrapping paper
from my neighbor that must be at least 30 years old and
some packaging.

If anyone has not tried the eco stapler,
it is great for small amounts of paper.
No metal, just punches a hole and flips
the tab over into a slit. I like to use it in the office,
for things I have to keep,
makes me feel a little greener!

A little bye bye tour of Chicago to round
out this trip. One more shot of Millenium Park’s
2 story water fountain designed for the kids to play
in with lights and video of multicultural faces.

We were fortunate to stay in a hotel with a view
of the river, on the 11th floor, and I was able
to get some fabulous shots through the window
without too much glare.  I love the river, and
if you get to visit Chicago, take the Architectural
River Boat Tour, it give a great history of the
buildings on the river including this one,
Marina City by architect Bertrand Goldberg.

A mixed use building with condos on top with
jetson like balconies.  I expect little flying
cars to leave it at any moment.

Boats, barges
and cool yellow water
taxis move on the water
all day long.

Red railings,
the new Trump Tower
hotel and condos and the
big Black Hawks sign
draping the building next door.
Two million people  were in
the city for the parade less than a block
from our hotel an hour before we
arrived.  Luckily most of them
had dispersed before we got there
and the streets were cleaned of
confetti before I could even believe
it. Everything is big in Chicago.

This little fellow(and some chocolates)
were waiting for us one evening when we returned.
Such a sweet touch.   I had to take his photo…..

In the blink of an eye….bye bye Chicago 2010.

7 Responses to “Mail Art Mania and Bye Bye Chicago”

  1. artymess June 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    great mail art Corrine…..I have been converted to decorating big envelopes now when i sent Emma's card the other day the usually miserable girl in the Post Office actually smiled and said'thats very decorative'i nearly fell on the floor she usually doesnt even make eye contact……art touches everyone's souls ….xx

  2. NuminosityBeads June 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I did my first quickie mail art the other day, I printed a decorative photo that I took onto a sheet of mailing labels and arranged it thusly on the box. (You'll be seeing it soon Artymess)
    I really want to do more. I need to set aside a day to prep up a batch.
    When it's sunny here I want to sit on the deck and make things but it's always a bit windy. Not very conducive to collage!
    I'm off to a barbeque in town to meet up with Candace today!
    Love the new template
    xoxo Kim

  3. Mrs Moen June 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    I agree with artymess; art touches everyone's souls – even the ladies in our local mail-pick-up-place (no, it's not a post office) who smiled both times I picked up your wonderful mail art!
    The closest I ever got to a lot of really tall buildings is Docklands, London. I cannot even imagine how it is one of your big cities! I do love architecture though.-)

  4. Heloise June 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Another great piece. Interesting to see all those buildings, fascinating as they are, it makes me want to be in the country even more.
    Have a good and creative weekend.

  5. Steph June 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Thank You for sharing these beautiful photos….brings back memories of my trip there…beautiful windy city…..

  6. Marilyn Rock June 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Love your mail art! And….Chicago looks like "my kind of town" 🙂 xxoo

  7. Jensters June 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Lol at Lorna's post girl. Great mail art Corrine loving the girls anything oldy worldy….Also love that elephant as i have a small collection xx

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