Mail art

I first came across the idea of mail art in an awesome book called Good Mail Day by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

It was a real aha! moment, as I realised I’ve been doing mail art since my teens, though I never called it that. Me, Berni and Jane in the summer of 1990, sent each other weird things in envelopes (a Chicken in a Biscuit, a gherkin, some staples…), and I’ve always been a fan of decorating envelopes.

I’ve found mail art pen pals from The Letter Exchange listings, the Letter Writers Alliance, Postcrossing.com and from mail-art calls on the International Union of Mail Artists and Mail a Smile. And, not to cast aspersions, but I’ve found that strangers are often better at reciprocating than your pals.

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