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We make all our #Snail Mail #FeMail!

Posted: October 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Mailroom | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on We make all our #Snail Mail #FeMail!

We just sent a bundle of mail off today to the participants in our workshop at PRESS.

There is a group of people on Face Book sending a piece of snail mail a week.
FeMail supports that effort 100%.

These are some of what we sent.
xo S


The Brooklyn Art Library and FeMail

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Mailroom | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Brooklyn Art Library and FeMail

The Brooklyn Art Library and FeMail.
April 2012

Brooklyn Art Library welcomes FeMail artists on April 17, 2012

Over April school break, Karen and I had a field trip to the Brooklyn Art Library.
Karen traveled into Manhattan on Metro North where she met Catherine and me at Grand Central station. We took the train all the way in to Brooklyn and wandered up in to the Williamsburg sunshine for a grand tour of Bedford Avenue.

We have made friends with Lori Landau through Face book and found a collaborator who is eager to have fun, make art and share her spiritual practices with us. There is so much synchronicity in our friendship with Lori and spending this spring afternoon together just brought out more of this.
Karen, Lori and I all have Sketchbooks at the Brooklyn Art Library. We spent the afternoon pouring over each others books, looking at books by artists unknown to us, and meeting other people at the Library who had submitted Sketchbooks to the collection.
Right now, our Sketchbooks are packing their bags for a world tour.
You can find out if that tour is coming to your city by clicking here.
Mail art has been flying back and forth among the three of us since our rendezvous.
This is what Karen sent me.
Here is what I sent Karen.

This is what Lori sent to me.

I just submitted another book to the Library. I will post more about it. Today, this package is winging its way to Brooklyn via our beloved United States Postal Service.


inside cover of my Sketchbook

You might just want to have some fun with us on our Face book page here.
We post our current art projects and those of our friends.
Here is a fantastic slideshow by Wanderlust of the Brooklyn Art Library.

Keep those cards and letters coming!
K and S


Die Formmeister: The Masters of the Form at Gallery 51 in North Adams

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: events, Mailroom, Up and Coming | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Die Formmeister: The Masters of the Form at Gallery 51 in North Adams

This postcard is a mash-up of a card originally sent to Karen by Suzi, who then altered and used the image from that card. It is now our logo and postage. We love to up-cycle, even our own works!

Opening on September 27 in North Adams, this show features artists from Berkshire County. Karen is one of the features ‘masters of the form’. Correspondence from the FeMail archive are in the exhibit.
Please follow this link for more details. You will see the original Brillo Van postcard that we use as our logo.


PRESS and FeMail in September. A Postal Art extravaganza!

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Mailroom, Uncategorized, Workshops | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PRESS and FeMail in September. A Postal Art extravaganza!

Karen and I led a morning mail art workshop up at PRESS in North Adams, MA on September 15. Our pal, Melanie Mowinski, MCLA professor and PRESS founder and fearless leader of fun with letterpress on her Vandercook, opened the workshop with a tour of Postal Pinacotheca. This exhibit of mail art sent between six female artists across the globe captivated and inspired us. Melanie had prepared PRESS collage kits for our participants that were stuffed with cuts from the many diverse letterpress projects created on the Vandercook. We used them with glee! Thank you Melanie for all your support and fun with FeMail. We love heading up to North Adams whenever we can.

If you or your organization would like to host FeMail for a workshop, art exhibit, artist’s talk about FeMail and mail art or our Daily-ness of Art day-long workshop please contact us here. FeMail is hosting an Open Studio Sale in Canaan, New York on November 17 from 1pm-4pm. You will be able to buy one-of-a-kind Holiday FeMail postcards to send yourself, our Holiday series art note cards from the FeMail archive and postal art kits. More details will be posted soon.

As always- Keep those cards and letters coming!
Love,
Suzi

Here is a link to Melanie’s slideshow.


Celebrating the Museum of Motherhood’s First Birthday

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Mailroom, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrating the Museum of Motherhood’s First Birthday

FeMail loves to travel. Our mail art travels and often, we travel to make FeMail with others. Just last year we were in Manhattan at the Museum of Motherhood.

Back in October 2011, FeMail trekked in to New York City to lead our Daily-Ness of Art workshop as part a day-long conference called Motherhood and Creativity: Creative Leaps of Faith at the Museum of Motherhood. We made some new FeMail friends in Amy Eagan and Rachel Klein, who’s mail art we have posted here. Joy Rose, the eloquent, brilliant and brave M.O.M. director and official firestarter for all things motherhood in Manhattan has spent this long year filling up the M.O.M. calendar with great events, conferences, classes and art events for the parenting community in New York. The Museum is making a bold footprint for motherhood, textured with scholarly works and art events. Not only can you stop there for a clean place to play with your child, you will be challenged to consider how American culture has represented and endorsed (or not) mothers in the last 100 years. FeMail hopes that the Museum will continue to grow and expand. Pay the Museum a visit when you are in Manhattan and consider making a donation there to keep the doors open for continued discussion and scholarly debate that expands our understanding and representation of motherhood.


Here are two cards Karen and I made in honor of Joy Rose- she is so much fun to make art about!