When I started the 5-minute collage experiment, I was inspired to create a bunch of mail art and to send it to some family and friends. Up to now, I had only been responding to calls for mail art exhibitions and to calls from individuals with personal projects.
I thought it’d be fun to send mail art to people you see in your life and also I was thinking how neat it would be to send mail art instead of Christmas cards–after all, I don’t celebrate Christmas. Sending mail art to someone you see in person is interesting because it adds a new way of communicating. I prefer communicating with small works of art and a bit of text rather than writing letters.
So, here is what I sent out recently…not postcards but cards with the front and back decorated and slipped into an envelope. With some, I made the envelopes myself. You can easily find envelope templates online. For all of these, I used recipe cards from Michaels Recollections brand (sorry, I can’t find the exact product online). I like the tab that sticks out of the cards.
When someone’s work is an inspiration, it can be useful to think what about it inspires you. As I was working with Camilla’s images, I realized I like her simple line drawings and it occurred to me that I ought to try draw a few figures in her style and see what comes out. This might be a theme for 5-minute collages for one week.