Friday, March 1, 2013

365 Mail Art Project: Weeks 20 & 21

Trial and error: It's the only way to describe the last fortnight's attempts at mail art.
I made a lot but ending up ditching most of it because it just didn't work out the way I'd imagined. I mentioned in Week 19 that I was out of ink in my printer and I haven't replaced it because I thought being without it would force me to try something different, and it did. But the downside to this experiment is that I am now drastically behind schedule with the project: I need to make around 10 pieces a week for the next 31 weeks!
No pressure or anything.
#65 of 365:
I have decided to make birthday cards for all my friends celebrating birthdays this month, as mine also falls in March. This handmade postcard is on its way to F in the UK (trying my luck sending buttons through the post yet again!).
#66 of 365:
For L in Australia: A handmade aerogramme! When I first starting sending international mail at around 12 years old I used aerogrammes quite regularly, especially for introductory letters since they were only 80c at the time.
#67 of 365:
For L in South Africa - I just hope my instructions for opening these aerogrammes (scrawled on the reverse) makes sense to the recipients as aerogrammes aren't as widely used as they once were. 
#68 of 365:
You know how I love to recycle, right? Twinings teabox hearts for F in Canada...
#69 of 365:
And hand-punched clovers for M in the USA! I had a hell of a time figuring out the sewing machine for these pieces - it just refused to be nice! In the end I discovered the tension was all wrong so after a bit of adjusting and readjusting it now seems to be working fine, although I can only use it to create a straight line (but that's not the machine's fault).


  1. Your mail art is very beautiful! I found your blog on Instagram and noticed that you're also from South Australia! I've recently discovered mail art and how much fun it is to send and receive letters to and from all over the world.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Alison, and thank you for your lovely comments. I'm always excited to discover fellow South Aussies who enjoy the lost art of letter writing. :) If you would like me to send you a piece of mail art please feel free to email me; I don't get to send to many Australians so it's a bit of a treat. :)

    2. Thank you! That would be great! I've been working on some postcards lately, so I'd love to send you one too! I shall email you shortly. :)

  2. I adore your integration of sewing techniques! Beaut!

    1. It is harder than it looks, especially for someone who has a love-hate relationship with all things sewing! (I want to love it but it won't let me!)
      ~S. xo

  3. Hi Sorcha,
    Loves your mail art so keep them coming! :)

  4. Eek! I think that "M" looks familiar to me! And, guess what!? I was purely delighted in seeing shamrocks, as I've only learnt I was full blown Irish for a year! :) Makes Saint Patrick's ever more exciting, eh!?


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