Friday, September 2, 2011

Call for mail art!!

I put a call out to the Magically Mixed media fan page on facebook to participate in a little trading of mail art. I'm so so excited about this. I am asking anyone who is interested in sending me your mail art. you can send it to:

Mindy Lacefield
123 Detonti Drive
Maumelle, AR 72113

and i'll send you one back!

the premise is very easy. there are no rules. only to have fun, no stress, and be yourself.

the mail art pieces that i'm sending out are simple paintings made on a cheap substrate - chipboard. nothing special, just quick and easy. this is the fun about mail art to do quick sketches, drawings, paintings, or collage and not have to worry about messing up an expensive canvas. just let LOOSE!! 

you can send small standard envelopes with a little collage or painting or drawing (whatever you want and feel most comfortable doing) or you can do something on one side of a postcard and send it along. your options are limitless. if you work with fabric, you can stitch till your heart is content. just do what you LOVE. this is not a competition nor does it have to be elaborate. just a fun, relaxed quick piece of art. 
 

i may be featuring the mail art i receive in a blog post sometime in the near future.
here are some wonderful places to get inspiration:

here are some examples of the mail art i'll be sending out:

Envelopes:
small chipboard paintings
everything together
my studio floor yesterday!!!



and my sleeping assistant at my feet, this is Dudley


I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!!! have fun

22 comments:

robin dudley-howes said...

This looks fun Mindy!

The Secret Hermit said...

Oh i'd love to do this,It sounds like heaps of fun!!

You do realise you could end up doing thousands, you are super popular you know ;o)

i'll get painting and send mine soon :)

Nolwenn said...

I am new to mail art and my question will seem stupid: do you send the artwork as a postcard (meaning you write the address etc on it and send it like this) or you put it in an envelope (pretty-fied envelope) ?

Nolwenn said...

LOL my answer is in your blogpost... sorry !

myautisticart said...

Hi,

It's wonderful !!!
Can I participate in this exchange of MailArt?

I love what you do.

Cheers !!

Sandra said...

I will be sending you one of my ATC in the mail on Tuesday. Can't wait to get one of your lovely art pieces in the mail! I agree with THE SECRET HERMIT; you are very popular.
Hugs,
Sandra

Sandra said...

Here is my flickr link let me know which ATC you would like (for trade). http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgranthon88/sets/72157627242692456/

Scattered Leaves said...

Sweet, I am for sure going to participate! It is so fun to make things and send them off in decorated envelopes. The postal people always smile when I come in with one.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I will participate but you will have to wait because I will send you tomorrow an envelope from the other side of the world, I am so curious to know if it will reach you, am sure my post office never saw a painted-decorated envelope and I hope they won`t keep it for themselves ...
Beeeeeeey, Sophie, Dubai

sjor said...

what a great idea!! would love to do this - you will be inundated!! count me in xx

ik said...

wonderfull idea...YES I want to participate!!!! When is the deadline?
I LOVE your art, little dolls...and for my birthday I got one of your original artpieces of my best art-friend Sophie...it makes me smile

Mindy Lacefield said...

the deadline is ongoing right now. just send me your mail art and when i get yours i'll send one out..... :-)
have fun!

xo

Laney said...

I'm new to reading your blog, but I would love to play! I'll try to send you something in a few days :)

Katie said...

Mindy-this an amazing project and your mail art is divine! So glad to have found your blog through Pipi lala! I'm in!!

miz katie said...

Oooh, I love your art, Mindy. I have collected many items from you shop. I'll definitely send you something really soon.

Mary-Michael said...

This looks like a lot of fun! I'm game.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Is this still in progress? I would love to swap with you! Let me know. You can find me via my blog: http://tatterededge.blogspot.com

:)

michelle allen said...

i LOVE this!!!! what a great idea. and look at all the wonderful art you have received! i will be sending you a package soon. :)

Manon said...

Ooooh I hope this is still running because I would love to take part!
ManonX

Bonita Rose said...

i started mine today here! see here http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/2011/09/send-love-mail-art-project.html

Vikki In Wonderland said...

I was if you're still doing this wondering I exchange a combo of journals/letters/postcards/packages
here's photos of my journals
http://vikkiwonderland.livejournal.com/222363.html
please let me know THANKS!
Vikki

Brina said...

i would love to be a part of this project. i just read about it today, via Harmony's blog "feed your soul art". i'd love to send you something soon!

http://thedoubtfulpixie.blogspot.com