Tuesday, March 09, 2010

An Invitation to Join a Mother's Day Mail Art Project

What do you get when you move an American artist to Europe? Not just Europe like 'chic Paris' or 'fashionable Milan', 'ancient Rome' or even 'wild and modern Amsterdam' but to just a small city in Germany? Well, with a bit of luck you might end up with a fun and expressive artist like TJ!

I met TJ in the ABEurope group and ever since she discovered blogging, she has been sharing all her fun, succesful (been published, been on a London show) and not so successful stories (like making hundreds of inchies which should have been square but weren't - inventing the new word ninchies - meaning non-inchies) with us. And I should not forget to mention her Pretzel obsession - that quirky German influence on her art.

Anyway, TJ has been asked to do a window display in a local store for Mother's Day. Since Mail Art is one of her specialities, she came up with the idea of stringing a collection of postcards from all over the world across the shop windows. Which means she needs loads of mail art and is inviting everyone to submit a handmade postcard themed 'Mother".

The only rule is that the cards need to be handmade (any size will do) and arrive through the post like any other regular postcard. Also leave some room at the top of the card, because holes will be punched to weave a ribbon through. You can send the card anonymously or with a special message. 

This is not a swap, where you will receive mail art in return, but pictures of the display will be posted on TJ's blog and you'll enjoy the gratification of participating in an international art project - and helping out an artist with way too many fun ideas as well!

This is the link to TJ's blog with all the information you will need, in this post you will also find the snail mail address to send your card to:


The deadline to receive cards is Friday April 9 (2010). Generally speaking, postcards from the US can take a week to 9 days to be delivered, so please keep that in mind!

Want to do something different? Want to have a chance at fame (well, at least in Germany)? Want to impress the Germans with your art? Want to join an international art project? Then just jump in and get going!


TJ said...

Jacqueline, you are such a wonderfully supportive friend. Thank you so much for being a champion of this project. I can't wait to see your contribution in person! Happy creations from xoxoxo tj

Orend Produk said...

Wow... it's beautiful color... I like it.