Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 365 of my project - whew!

 These three little books contain the record of my output for this past year. A piece of mail art daily, that was the commitment, though some days there were more; because it turned out that I've sent out 704 pieces of mail art this year.

I can't believe that I met my goal, that I stuck to it, and that it's done.

There are a few things left to do. I'll clean up my area, I'll pack up the scraps and bits and send them to people who are still working on their 365 (and doing collages,) I'll scan the received mail art that I've neglected lately and just piled up on a surface in my studio, and I'll organize all of the addresses of my mail art recipients into an alphabetized list. Okay, so maybe I won't do the last item, which seems a bit much. But here goes on what happened over the year: the best thing was that I got into my studio EVERY DAY. Before this project, I'd let myself get distracted and not set foot into my studio for days. I found that a daily practice was very grounding. I realized that making something everyday centered me and kept me from getting depressed about what's going on in/on/ our poor little planet. I had a group that was supportive, and a few people on the same path, at the same speed. I loved that people would be surprised and happy to receive mail art. I never told ahead of time who the recipients were going to be. I loved getting comments and having people make up their own titles, when I didn't post the titles. Not only did I send out mail art, but I received mail art. I haven't counted the number of pieces but as I'm scanning and sorting and archiving, I might get a count. It was terrific to find my mail box full of such fun. There's more, and I might write about it as the days go on, or not. Since I'd just finished a series of 20 tiny landscapes for the Art-o-mat, I decided to continue with that theme.  Here are my final pieces of my MailArt365 project.
















There'll be more Tiny Town, folks. I have more of those Utrillo postcards to alter so the adventure will continue until the cards are used up. See you in Tiny Town and thanks for all of your comments and support during the past year. 

9 comments:

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Mim, this is just so lovely -- all your efforts in making the art and sharing it and posting it -- and a big thank you for the wonderful Mail Art 365 cards that I was lucky enough to receive. Every one cheered both me and my mail box. I can't wait to see what you're up to next.

andytgeezer said...

Congratulations Mim! I'm absolutely stoked that you guys have made it!

Took said...

Well Done -- Congratulations, Mim!

Noah said...

Congratulations!

Mary Has Sound said...

So wonderful! Congrats on finishing and for sharing about your experience. I'm glad I got to meet you through this wonderful project.

Cottage and Broome said...

Mim, you were always an inspiration by making and post your mail art everyday. I think you are right step into the studio and focus on the art! Congratulations again. Laura

phonelady said...

Bravo my dear lady and well done . congrats .

Margie said...

Congratulations my dear Mim! What an accomplishment. I am honored to be a recipient of several of your mail art cards which I will cherish forever. XO

Azurafae said...

Congrats hun! I've enjoyed seeing your pieces.