All posts tagged: mail art

Incoming and Outgoing Mails for the month of June

Hello everyone! First, I must apologize for the very long absence (again) here on WP. Life has taken over again and to top it all, I was having headaches every time I went online or read or wrote a letter and making art even. I thought I was having some eye problems that I needed to visit the eye doctor again. Long story short, all the eye examinations were normal and no eye grade changes since last year. Although everything were found to be normal, I was still bothered with headaches every morning, only to find out that the coffee I was drinking every day was way too strong for my system. I estimated it that one cup was equal to 7 cups, so, imagine myself putting all those caffeine in my body everyday for so many weeks and it got me worried because I was at a point when I would have shortness of breath and couldn’t sleep without layers of pillows on my back to support me. I was literally sleeping half upright. Lesson …

Incoming and Outgoing Mails for April

Hello everyone, here’s a little update of all the mail art that I’ve so far received and sent for this month. INCOMING: This incoming mail is from one of my best and favorite pen pals in Malaysia. She sent me these cute tags which I will probably be using on my Travelers Notebook free diary insert. And since we are both Buddhists, she’s made sure to pick up some postcards for me when she visited Cambodia a few months ago. Another beautiful incoming is from my long time pen friend Michelle from Arizona. She is one of the kindest friends I’ve ever met on IG and I am so thankful for the friendship that we’ve built for three years now. Even if I am not sure on how to use this just yet, still I am so in love with the personalized pages in this mini zine. I really truly appreciate friends who send me original works of art and that’s what I enjoy doing too, sending them small pieces of my art. OUTGOING: I …

Incoming and Outgoing Mails from March

Looking back at some of my March incoming and outgoing mails, it seems that I have slowed down because I only managed to send and get a few mails. At the back of my mind, I wanted it to be like this though, to only write when I want to and to not feel obliged to write back immediately. I want this snail mail hobby to be fun and happier because we call it “happy mails” for a reason. And I really don’t mind if I don’t get mails every day of the week. 🙂 But before I get too wordy, let me share already what I have received and sent. More mails from good old friends, from way back when the snail mail community in Instagram first flourished in early 2013. I am just so happy that we’ve maintained the friendships over the years. We send to each other every now and then, does not necessarily follow the “you send me and I reply to you” rule. We send to each other randomly throughout …

From Japan with Love

This is by far one of my most favorite mail from March 2015. It came in while I was offline so I wasn’t able to post it on Instagram and on my blog but I did take the photos and this deserves to be posted even when it is quite late. I truly love everything that she’s put in. Kinda scary that she knows me already and what my likes are. And this is a printed card from her IG showing the 2014 Holiday card and paper cuts that I’ve sent her way. So sweet. Really. Thank you Pinky. ໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७.

Happy Mail Days from My Hollandse Friends

So many things in life can bring me joy, snail mail friends is one of them and happy to be able to connect to these same minded people and because of them, October was a very happy mail month for me. I received so many pretty mails and found in them the most unexpected gifts. Here’s what I am talking about. Two different mails from two of my Holland friends. Dutch people just so you’ll know have a soft spot in my heart and they know why. This first mail is from Chanou in Utrecht. Now, you understand why these things make me so happy. This mail art, as you can see was made with so much care, love and thoughts of me. Just the kind of mail art that I honestly want to get so often and this is one of the few that I happen to just love. The stamps, the colors and the doodles — they are just perfect. Anybody who has been exchanging mails with me for a while now knows that …

Mail Box Art

Not so long ago, I turned one of my many empty letter set boxes (from letter sets, of course) into a mixed media mail art which I later sent to one of my few mail swap friends in Arizona. I filled it with everything that I have personally hand crafted from passport sized journal to doodled book pages to stickers to altered pencil (similar to this ) to a wrist mala and of course some coffee packets in different flavors. If you have these kinds of boxes… no, don’t throw them away. You can still make use of them like what I did to this letter set box. How I did it: Secure one side of the box with a tape and leaving the other side open where your recipient can open from. Using a gel medium, cover the box with collage paper, old book pages or any scraps that you have in your stash. Let it dry for a few hours before proceeding with the next step. Add on some colorful acrylic paints by …