Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Great Mail Day



What can make a Good Mail Day into a Great Mail Day? In this case it is original mail art. In my last post for The Book Guild, I announced a giveaway which will have two winners, each of whom will receive a copy of the book Good Mail Day by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art

Well the deal just got a little sweeter. Jennie, one of the authors, has offered to create some original mail art which she will send to both of the winners of this giveaway, in addition to the copies of the book. If you have not already signed up for a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by the end of day on Saturday, September 4th. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 5th. Good luck!

74 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great prize, Seth! I hope I win. A book and and a piece of original art!
Debbie

Judy Wise said...

oooohhh, yummy mail art. This looks good! I keep promising to do it ...

MrCachet said...

She gets a mail art Thank You if I'm lucky enough to win!

Maureen said...

What a great idea and giveaway.

kathy stewart said...

oh that sounds yummy

Suzanne said...

Great giveaway - I love mail art and that book!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree. The pot got a lot sweeter with original mail art from the author. Generous of her to do this, too. Like I always knew, you have a lot of influence in the art community.

Lawendula said...

What a nice idea! :) I'm in!

Kitten said...

It is always a treat to open your mailbox & see some mail art inside! Sign me up, please. Great giveaway...thanks!
Debbie
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danit said...

What a great and generous giveaway!

Sue Brown said...

This all sounds amazing...but am I the only one in the world not quite sure what mail art is...male art I understand...is mail art somthing only postmen do? Am I being really British here?

Margriet said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Count me in :-)

merkusje said...

Great prize, I'd love to be included too !

Jacky said...

How exciting... I'm already signed up, but wanted to say a generous gift...the book and some original mail art by the author. what a treasure!

Have a good week,

Jacky xox

Jacky said...

How exciting... I'm already signed up, but wanted to say a generous gift...the book and some original mail art by the author. what a treasure!

Have a good week,

Jacky xox

Kimber said...

Wow! I love getting mail art! That and the book would be so cool to win. thanks for hosting the giveaway Seth.

Anonymous said...

On my 2010 to do list:
21. Win one giveaway...still working on it.

Sally Bowman said...

A great prize, I'd love some inspiration for mail art, and receiving a piece would just be amazing!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is a sweet deal. I would love to win either let alone both.

ooglebloops said...

Thanks for doing this and thank you to the author!! That would definitely make my day to see that coming out of my post office box - and would entertain my mailman also. He enjoys seeing what will be put in my mailbox next!!! Small town!!! Good luck to all!!

Dyche Designs said...

Love this. It's always fun to receive something in the mail that's not bill related but mail art is even more delicious. :0)

A Creative Dream... said...

Wow, what a GREAT give away! I'm starting to send mail art myself... how wonderful it would be to receive some myself!

elle said...

It is always great to get mail, in the in box or In The Box. What fun! Thanks for the generosity of all who are involved.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Wow !! I wish I lucky enough to win the mail art pieces.

Healing Woman said...

I love art mail. The book looks like one I will cherish if I win. Can't wait to hear who the lucky person is and if I don't win, I plan to buy the book.

Carol Moore said...

Thank you! Mail art makes your mail box dance, swirl, and the postman enjoys it.

angeline said...

This is another great giveaway, Seth. Thanks for the opportunity to win some original mailart.

jinxxxygirl said...

Sounds wonderful count me in!

Found art blog said...

I was given this book by Cascadia Artpost and it's a fabulous read!! I'm always looking through it!

rebeca trevino said...

Thank you Seth. What a great give away. I can't wait!

indybev said...

I've just become addicted to mail art, and this looks wonderful. Count me in!

Lynn said...

I'm not sure if I am already entered. Hope I don't double enter here but sure want a chance to win! Looks like a dynamite book! And how nice of the author to offer even MORE art! You are too generous.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOWEE, great prizes Seth, thank you for the chance to be a lucky winner.

Barbara Mason said...

What a wonderful giveaway, a book and an original! Who doesn't love some mail art?

heather noye said...

the book and art look amazing! glad i made the deadline

The Paris Salon said...

Hi Seth!! Please throw my name in the proverbial hat for this goody!! And thanks for all your awesomeness BTW.
Gaye 'The Paris Salon'

Bill C. said...

I want to win this one! :O)

Gail P said...

I'm feeling lucky!!!

Erika C. said...

Count me it if it isn't too late. I love mail art. I just sent out the "Bottle of Fun" for 14 Secrets. We are passing a bottle of art materials around to each other through the mail. Each one adds something to the bottle for the next on line and makes something for the one who sent it to them.

Wonderful!

Dianne said...

oh a good Mail Day would be fabulous! thanks for the chance to enter, and the inspiration you provide to us all!
Dianne

Tracy Carlton said...

well what a fantastically fun give-way! whoo hoo!

Michelle said...

I got hooked on mail art during college 20 years ago when our gallery hosted an international mail art exhibit. This would make for a fabulous mail day :-)

Lotus said...

This is fantastic! I love mail art! Please add me!
Lotus

Snap said...

How great! Wonderful book and original mail art!!! What fun! Add me please and thank you!

Debrina said...

Well, as a self-styled mail art afficinado (sp!) I couldn't turn this one up! Happy days are here indeed!!

Marilyn said...

Too good to pass up. Loved your interview.

deb said...

notice how much we love free stuff... here's living in hope :)

sallyt said...

Absolutely!! Count me in. I LOVE mail art.

patq said...

please enter my name. what a wonderful prize!

patq
ps i enjoyed your studio tour.

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, now how can someone be so generous! Mail art is the BEST!

mrsc said...

I have wanted to be involved with mail art for a long while. Maybe this will be the impetus.
Linda

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Hey Seth! Great giveaway! Add me to the list!! If I win, you can reach me through my blog.

jill Zaheer said...

What a generous addition to the already wonderful mail art giveaway. It's always a virtual visual great mail day for me to read your posts. For the lucky winners of your giveaway, this will really be a mail day to remember!

Marjanne said...

Wow,I just found your site, and it is great!

Anonymous said...

I love getting stuff in the mail so I participate in a fabric postcard swap and art42. Winning this book will help me "up" my game, as well as give me more fun art in my mailbox!! Can't wait!

Thanks to you both!

Katina
kjkoukla(at ) hotmail.com

Paper Chipmunk said...

That greedy voice in my head is poking me, insisting that I leave a comment. How could I not? Something about stamps and Jiffy Sacks too...

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Hi Seth,

Internet 'recovered' just in time here on the island after hurricane Earl, to read your post about the giveaway. It would be such a nice surprise to win, so please count me in. Thanks for your ongoing stimulation and inspiration,

Regina, Sint Maarten

Emie58 said...

Mail Art!!! Would love to give it a try!
Emie

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I really want to get that book. I looked at it on amazon and I can't wait to get it.

Dawn Wilson said...

FANTASTIC! Love mail art and being a new teacher the kids would be excited to see this book.

Gaby Bee said...

What a generous giveaway! I wish I'm lucky enough to win!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Seth,
Please include my name in the hat for this great giveaway!
Thanks!
Joanie

Patti said...

Wow, that is a sweet giveaway!

I'm loving the tall x's by the way, I've used 2 or 3 - only for very special projects!!! :)
http://www.robert-maloney.com/Site/Home.html
Have you ever seen this guy's art? I can't believe it's all digital... I would miss my pthalo green fingers too much:) but his work is really cool.

patq said...

how wonderful Seth. What a great prize to offer.
patq

Dorincard said...

Discovering your blog is already my prize! :) Please visit mine; http://dorincard.blogspot.com. The potential for collaboration is all around us. :)

Sharmon Davidson said...

ooooh, me! pick me!

notmassproduced said...

blimey what a stroke of luck - i think i might just be in time (for once ;o) )

booklover said...

Is it too late to enter? Reminds me of all the letters I used to write and illustrate, before the age of e-mail....Still looove stationary, but can no longer find the really high quality products they used to make. Oh sweet nostalgia...

Michelle said...

How exciting! Please add my name to the pool! My mailbox could use a bit of artistic sweetness...thanks, Michelle R.

kraai65 said...

Love this. Mail and art. Yummie. I hope to win.
Loes

Atticelf said...

I am just discovering mail art. Would love a jumpstart!

BeatricCaldwell said...

Finally a contest I want to enter!

Cath said...

What a wonderful give-away, I hope I make the deadline.
Thank you
Cath

BR said...

Wonderful book!