Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Sunday, June 27, 2004
The back of the Solstice mailing.This was Greg Byrd's Wright Brothers commemorative issue, 4-7-03.It featured a decorative cancellation about artistamps!I am also getting ready to post a bunch of Cascadia Artpost's Architects of Occupation series artistamps and covers.
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
The back of the envelope. All this was enclosed in a manilla bubble envelope.
The letter was folded inside like an invitation enclosure.
The letter explained the artistamps and had a lovely wax seal of Antar.
Graywolf's AML 5th Anniversary artistamp.
After a while, I got the catalog from the show. Guttorm Nordo sent out a glossy mini-magazine-style catalog with articles and art from the participants; it was a very well produced piece of work. From it, I learned about mail art, it's precepts and saw examples of DaDa, Fluxus, collage and many other types of mail art as well as photographs like mine. All our addresses were listed in the back for me to use as a starting point to begin networking with other artists. Then, in my third photography class, I got pregnant. Forgetting about the new frontier (to me) of mail art, I concentrated on my photography and my new daughter. Then, one day about the time my son was 4 months old, I was surfing the internet and found the International Union of Mail Artists website. The site told me "Apply to Become a Member, Become a Member by Applying" so I did.