Thursday, July 8, 2010
Envelope Project, Meet me at Mikes
I love mail art projects. Always have. In fact I'm in the middle of one with my friend Karin.
So of course the Envelope Project down in Wintery Australia caught my fancy. (I've been crushing on them since they published a book that I can't afford that M* contributed to). Here's some info from their site:
"Okay. It's time for a bit of an interactive window project. Here is what we are going to do. You can join in too!
Send us : A decorated envelope with a few cute little papery or crafty things inside it. The envelope can be a regular business sized one, or bigger if you like. The things inside should not be expensive. Recycled or handmade or just extra things you have, which you think someone else might like, would be good. Make sure you keep your postage cheap, so don't be all extravagant. Just be cute.
You might send : photos, pages from magazines, ribbon, swap cards, vintage patterns, notes, shopping lists, little (lightweight!) zines, sweet wrappers, stickers, really... anything small, light and interesting would be ace.
You can show us what you are sending on your own blog : or you can keep it a secret! It is up to you!
Important : put your return address on the back of the envelope
What we will do : we will display all the cute envelopes in our window. And we will take all the things out of them and take a photo of what we receive each day. We will upload that daily image to Flickr. (Details of exactly how to find that on Flickr next week.) We will keep the project going for six weeks. At the end of that period we will draw one random envelope : and send that person ALL THE THINGS we received in the mail! Every single thing. Sent to that person! Holy aceness! Hurrah! No matter where you are in the world! If you join in, you could win! This is open to kids and grown ups too. We like to be inclusive!"
Neat huh? You can join too by clicking the button above.
Head over to Meet me at Mikes for more information.
Here is my envelope contribution:
And here is a sneak peak of the contents: