But I didn't want to stop.
So today I am making an announcement!
I am starting a mail art project of my own.
It is interactive, and you are welcome to join.
Here's how it works:
You say "Wow, that's super cool. I want to do that!"
Then, e-mail me your mailing address.
chewytulip (at) gmail (dot) com
Tell me if you want a specific animal card to work on, or if you'd rather have a surprise.
Then I mail you a card, like the ones shown above.
Your animal choices are
dog (not pictured...yet!)
When you receive your card, you can add your artwork to it any way you'd like.
The ink I use is waterproof, so fret not!
You could use
ballpoint pen, crayon, water soluble colored pencils, markers, paper collage, highlighters, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, or whatever sticks to paper!
When you're done (and it's dry)
just stick a 33 cent post card stamp on it
and send it back to me!
(If you're outside the US, you can still participate, but I can't tell you how much it'll cost to mail back to me.)
When it arrives, I'll photograph it and feature it right here, on my blog. If you want me to link your work anywhere in particular (your etsy shop, your own blog, your online portfolio, your myspace - ha! just kidding! myspace is a ghost town!) include the link in your e-mail to me.
What do you get out of it?
Fame. An art prompt. A special excuse to take five minutes out of your day and make a visual statement. Probably a fair amount of enjoyment - when I make these, I have a case of the crazy giggles during the whole process.
And, oh yeah, you get a silly art card made by me.
That makes it a real exchange.
What's the point?
I aim to promote silliness. And art. And mail.
Anthropomorphic Mail Art Project, hurrah!
Let the silliness commence.