This takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Wimberley library’s third floor. The Jaffe Center for Book Arts. It houses approx 10,000 hand crafted unique one of a kind Artist books. I’m always delighted to share it with acquaintances and friends and they have all become devotees of this once a month special afternoon￼ . Bring your address book, I flip through mine, first the birthdays for the month and take time to write letters to friends I have not been in touch with, who do not do Facebook. Usually some 3o missives go out to friends, loved one’s, parents￼￼￼￼ it’s hosted by John Cutrone a Lake Worthian that I met years ago as a member of the South Fl. Calligraphy Guild long before I moved to Lake Worth Beach.￼ John created this event and he’s a marvelous host, available to those who attend are all sorts of ephemera glass pens, variety of inks, Washi tape, stamps for those feeling just a bit intimidated.
Each letter that leaves here is special. And while we muse over the right phrase not to be misconstrued we drink Coffee, tea and cookies can be munched on and chocolates. Each month brings surprise xtras depending on the time of year. Today it was crackers. ￼inside were the traditional small gifts a crown, a joke and in mine I got the tiniest deck of Alice in Wonderland playing cards. ￼￼￼
Four hours of bliss thinking of someone special and communicating that love. Real Mail Friday also provides postage and there’s a basket where you deposit your letter, note and they will take it to the post office noblesse oblige.￼o
A letter to a parent from today’s Real Mail Friday.
Well, it’s almost here “letter writing month” and I’m all in so not only will friends and angels in disguise get something from me. I also participate in mail Art. Now what would that be or how does that look? Both activities are endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers. The deadline for the Graceful Envelope contest I am sorry to say is in just a few days. However, our Local Mail Art Project has another two weeks till it’s over and we display all our entries at a local venue. No one is denied or censored. Someone will absolutely love your letter regardless of coffee stains, and not so perfect cursive. Historically it binds families and we have a connection to the loved ones from the past. No ordinary card produced by the hundreds but something priceless from the heart. A very special surprise when it arrives at its destination.
found this when I googled mail art Lake Worth and many more. lol
We in Lake Worth were gifted with envelopes from around the world when we turned 100 and also received many from locals who participated. AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt gave free lessons impromptu at the Towers, senior living at the LWAL , in summer camp, now she is scheduled to do the same once more. The schedule *below where you can sit a spell and do some art all supplies provided. There is a silver mailbox at Common Ground Coffee above the piano, for those who do not have a forever stamp or lol envelope plus some pens and crayons. It will be posted properly through the U.S. Postal system each afternoon and hand-canceled to boot by Patti and arrive at ART Project P. O. Box 46 Lake Worth Fl. 33460 (this is where your creative envelope should be addressed to. Unless it’s addressed to Grandma. Still not sure what is expected have a look at this link it’s from the reception we held during our centennial. Have some fun with friends gather around a table or join her at the mentioned venues. It’s your turn to make someone else’s day. Feel like writing a letter instead of decorating an envelope. It’s all good.
*Tomorrow Friday 6 – 9 p.m. At Common Ground Coffee House 14 S J street. Walk-in, sit a spell and enjoy the comradery of like minded people. share ideas and create an envelope. All supplies are provided. Work on your own or do one together. Nice night out Evening on the Ave. It might be a bit chilly. Visit adjoining art galleries and come in inspired. Extend your intimate evening in downtown Lake Worth’s hottest street.
Today Jan. 22, 2018 Your postage has gone up and it’s now .50 cents. Guess you’ll be purchasing a sheet of penny stamps or 4 cent stamps. Patty our lovely mail person in our 33460 Post Office alerted me last Friday. I truly meant to share this info so you could get your valentine cards out early and on the cheap. We all have a passion for something or another and mine is calligraphy and mail art. Perhaps you want to participate in this. Snail-mail, better described as mail art. There is a mail art call right here in Lake Worth. The Last one was for our Lake Worth Centennial and we got mail from all over the world, we got mail from France from China
and some from down in Delray, Boca, Ocean Breeze. That collection is housed in our Historical Museum. All that sent in can say “I have my work in a museum” lol. the current call was sent out 4 months ago and some mail has already arrived. Where to send your decorated envelopes and what exactly is this? On the bottom of this, I list two other calls that you might just enjoy. Usually if you send one to a mail artist (me) you get one in return. . Far better than an e mail, that you delete. Here is something you can hold, keep, reread, enjoy and show off. You may be sitting at your desk right now and doodling, don’t let those doodles go to waste on the envelope, address it, put the correct postage on it, voila!. SEND TO: ART PROJECT theme BOOKS N quotes P.O. BOX 46 Lake Worth Fl. 33460 Dead line March 15, 2018 Your mail art will be posted on the internet and showcased there. If you put your return add on you might get one back. put your e mail lower right corner on back so I can let you know it has arrived. There is always a possibility that it gets exhibited. Now if you want to get more personal you can actually special order a sheet of stamps with one of your favorites photos. thats a link. Bellow from my collection Top left was created for this blog with business cards as I was also known for painting flip flops. The bottom left is a cinderella stamp.
top Left was created for this blog and business card. bottom r is a cinderella stamp
My collection of stamps above plus many more I will have to purchase stamps to make up the new rate of .50 cents. Don’t do christmas cards and am way late on my New Years card but rest assured they are on the way and no you won’t have to pay the extra postage.
other call for mail art.
deadline 2/2/2018 from & add to Canton Museum of Art 1001 Market Ave. North, Canton OH 44702 What you love about where you live
Graceful Envelope contest 2018 view this site for ideas and previous calls all shown here.
interested in a introductory class all materials included $10 contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org