It is swiftly approaching a year from when I jumped into mailart365. Things went well for a good long stretch, and then as usual when I try to commit to any 365 project, I started to fall further and further behind. Then we bought a house and all the stuff that goes along with that (house hunting, emotional rollercoasters, packing and unpacking) dominated my free time.
The project took it’s final blow when there were major changes at my work and I had to give up my Fridays off. In my defense, creating the art was not the problem, as you might find going into my studio. Sadly, I probably have a couple months worth of cards created that I never sent. The problem was finding addresses, actually addressing, writing, attaching postage, documenting (photographing and chronicling who I sent what card where) and actually dropping off the pieces at the post office.
It never stopped nagging at me that I should be working on the mailart365 challenge. It’s obvious that I won’t get it finished in a year, but I’d still like to finish making and sending out 365 pieces of mailart however long it takes me. Soooo, when I saw Hanna was starting to organize her annual postcard swap I thought it would be a perfect way to jump back in and get the ball rolling again. Create 10 mailart postcards and get 10 pieces back through the mail by different artists. Last year there were 2,800(!!!) postcards swapped through this postcard swap. That’s a lot of art going through the mail. Hanna is asking for a $6 (US) donation towards participation this year just because it is a lot to organize and take care of. If you go here, you can check out all the details on the project. Sign up ends March 7th, so there is still plenty of time.