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04 Sep, 2014

The thing about mail

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Mail art|Easy ways to make kids happy|Oh! Things!

I wrote a short piece about postcard collecting in the September issue of Capital Parent Newspaper and I wanted to jot down a few more words here. Many moons ago I spent a long stretch of time, years, really, creating and sharing various forms of mail art. (I’ve written about it before and I was […]

10 Oct, 2007

Art as therapy

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Mail art|File under crafty

… or something like morning pages ? (thanks everyone, for your comments on my post the other day … I’m going to try to go with the flow and not force it. You can’t force it, can you?)   Share the post “Art as therapy” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

17 May, 2007

digital lobster

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Mail art

I’m still not sure where I was going with this particular ATC. But if this set of four strikes your fancy it is available for trade. Share the post “digital lobster” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

30 Apr, 2007

I love getting fun mail

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Mail art|File under crafty|Oh! Things!|Photography

The lovely and talented SAJ sent me a Sludgie a.k.a an arty/fabric representation of her ex-gall bladder. Hoo boy. He’s only been here a short time and he’s already making himself RIGHT AT HOME. He’s an unbelievably bold little organ. Good thing you got rid of him SAJ! ;) Check out the flickr set here. […]

13 Mar, 2007

The fishmonger’s daughter

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Mail art

One of four ATCs. Available for trade. Share the post “The fishmonger’s daughter” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit


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