Finally a day to play, play, play. I did enjoy the holiday early with my son and his girlfriend but I had time to make mail – yeah! I have been spending so much time on re-organization that I have neglected to take time to relax and make collage, the very thing that feeds my soul the most. Today was a mix of things. Finishing up those postcards from the other day. A package or two or three out to some friends in the mail art chain of love and further explorations into what might come next.
I took the plunge and got around to joining the International Union of Mail Artists. There are some amazing folks who belong, including my pal of pens Pamela Gerard and Jill Eudaly who also just joined. I took a look around the site and found two groups I might be inclined to join, Dogs and Trashpo. Dogs is mail art about – DOGS – and Trashpo stands for Trash Poetry and is mail art made entirely out of trash(including cereal boxes, old receipts, ticket stubs and found papers. These two appeal to me needless to say and I will be thinking about both those groups. There are so many options, so many fascinating folks around the world who send fantastic mail, it’s a way to keep the creative juices flowing.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend and have a good week!