I just put 8 new pieces of Mail Art in my Etsy Shop. You can see and buy them here, or by clicking on the Etsy Icon on the top of my blog.
Each one is an original and unique drawing. I make use permanent marker on cardboard. They’re 4″x6″ and are $10 each + shipping.
I noticed with the last pieces of Mail Art that I sold, many people are keeping them instead of sending them in the mail.
So I’m thinking that maybe I should send them through the mail to the person who buys them. That adds to their legitimacy of them being Mail Art and give them the status of having been seen by all the people who handled them from the time I make them and they go through the mail system till they get to their new homes.
The idea behind mail art is that it’s a democratic way of making and viewing and owning art. I feel like if these don’t go though the mail they’re not really mail art, but drawings on cardboard.
I’m still considering this, I’d like to know what you think.
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I love your mail art and think it is a good idea to send them directly through the mail. You may also want to make photo copies and sell them as a packet so people can have them all at a cheaper price.
Thanks for your input Joanne. I’ve been meaning to have some of them printed up and selling a pack. I’ll get on that!
Hi Maria, my first thought about sending your Mail Art through the mail system was, “Yikes, the post office will ruin the art!” Then I thought – but maybe the postmark would really show it is authentic. So perhaps you can give each person who buys a card the option of real mail or protected mailing (in an envelope?).
That’s exactly it Sue! Authenticity. And I think that’s just what i’m going to wind up doing. Giving people the choice. It seems to be happening organically.
I love this idea. I’d have loved to have the first one I bought from you with the stamps, etc. on it from going through the USPS system. 🙂
See I don’t even remember mailing it to you that way Barb. Thanks for the reminder.