I have been fortunate to receive some unique and unexpected mail in the last few weeks. Back in December I received this lovely piece of mail from Pamela at Cappuccino & Art Journal. Pamela is such a talented and dedicated mail artist and I just love looking at her blog and seeing all of the…

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Announcing the mailbox contest winners from the Sept/Oct newsletter. There were four prizes given away and each recipient selected the prize package they wanted to win when they mailed their entry. There were about 5 entries for each prize selection so I sorted the mail into A, B, C and D piles and selected one…

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Wandering the local Barnes and Noble last weekend, I found this issue of Esopus magazine which I had never heard of before. Intrigued by the stamp/envelope collage cover and after a quick perusal inside the magazine, I paid the $14 price.  (Magazine Cover) The article that the cover art refers to was an interesting piece…

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One weekend at the end of March I hosted a Craft & Tell gathering sponsored by Elmer’s and X-Acto who sent a box of crafting nirvana (see below) for a marathon session of gluing, cutting, coloring and creating. For those of you who wished it could be you, then this may be your lucky day!…

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Finding any mail in my mailbox is cause for celebration but some days I’m lucky to get a unique and creative piece of mail such as this. These kinds of letters and envelopes are a joy to admire and be inspired by. This one comes from Stephanie in NYC who is terrifically talented. I remember…

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The launch of the print version of Letters & Journals is scheduled for 2011. It’s been a long time in research and planning and the challenge in 2010 has been to build a following of potential subscribers. To date we have a list of 2,300 names of possible subscribers/buyers. Our goal is to get 5,000…

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As promised, here are the 4 pieces of mail art I made last weekend. I have found I like to keep things fairly symmetrical. I guess that’s what works for me. Looking forward to some free time so that I can do some more of these again (one day). I used clear decoupage finish on…

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This fun little packet came in the mail earlier this week after I signed up at the Good Mail Day post ‘Call for Scribblers, Mail Artists and Pen Friends‘. I’ve been busy working on my return card and envelope to Christine from Edmond, WA, but haven’t finished it yet. I don’t have quite have the…

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I’ve been watching the surveys come in for the letter writing and journal writing surveys that I’ve been conducting. I’m trying to gather additional information of what types of articles people want to see in the Letters & Journals magazine. I’ve gotten some great feedback and am taking copious notes for future articles and potential…

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Daisy Mae Design has been busy! I started reviewing potential flags (logo/branding) of the magazine this week. It’s very exciting trying to bring together what’s in my mind- as I envision this book like quarterly magazine- with the reality of what’s available outside of my mind. I also want to find the balance between current…

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