Real Mail Friday 1/3/20

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.

A congratulatory note on an engagement
A congratulatory note.

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.

Only 12 minutes south of Lake Worth Beach

March 2018

3/2/18 FRIDAY  2 to 6 PM,     REal Mail Friday   For the March edition of Real Mail Fridays, we’ll be serving Upper Crust pies along with the usual hot coffee and tea and good music and company… not to mention papers and pens and art supplies and even postage stamps. You bring the good spirit and your address book.   Order the pie and get delivery on March 14.  Meanwhile, enjoy the art of letter writing to someone who will be surprised.  Donation of $10 requested  Library closes at 6 p.m.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library. Off I-95 and Glades Rd.  15 min. south of Lake Worth

March 2 Friday  Evening on the Avenue as always FREE  on our Cultural Plaza                       March  2/3/4/   there is an entree fee of $5   Bryant Park  kids under 4′ FREE The highlight are the talent from Finland appearing on stage  and of course the Wife Carrying contest that takes place  on Sunday,

March 3  Saturday  8 a.m. to noon  for a few more weeks enjoy the Green Market underneath the eastern part of the bridge. of A1A                                                                                                                                                    March 3 this  Saturday noon to 4  FREE   visit the Historical Museum at 414 Lake Ave. yes, they have Finish artifacts part of the makeup of our town.                                                                                                                       March 6 Tuesday   5:30   City Hall  7 n Dixie Hwy.  Flag Raising for Pride                       March 7,   Wednesday afternoon  3-6 pm  FREE  Listen to the sounds of Mel and Vinnie along with their many musical friends as they entertain themselves and all who enjoy Folk Music   2000 n. D St.  Mockingbird Garden.  March 8,  6:30 Thursday at the Norton Museum  all entry and programming is FREE until the construction is complete.  Thursday at the Northon is an ongoing weekly program .

Franklin Sirmans author

 This week  A lecture and discussion by the Author of Basquiat and the Bayou (2014), discusses the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

 March 12  5-7 p.m.  Book signing at the newest venue in Lake Worth  the Book Cellar corner of s Jst and Lake Ave.   March 16 Friday  St Patty’s Day  Parade  6:30 p.m.
Downtown Lake Worth heading the opposite direction on Lake Ave than normal.    March 18   5 – 8 p.m.  Community Seder 1415 n K st.  First Congregational Church of LW  $35  Tickets can be purchased at Trinkets and Treasures or Studio 205 , both on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth!                                                                                                                                                                    March 24  Saturday is Flofing.  March 24 and 25  Sat. & Sun  Pride Fest

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March 24  Rock Painting at the Mocking Bird Gardens   all info herel March 26 6:30  Quiz night at the Book Cellar,  play with the Library Board,  March 28   for our history buffs   March 31   Easter Egg Hunt  Bryant Park  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Bonnet Parade line up is in front of Gulfstream Hotel Lake Ave.  9:30    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WEEK BEFORE TO CREATE BONNETS and on day of, the personalize them for the kids.  All materials provided. 

e -mail versus snail-mail mail-art

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 lakeworthart@gmail.com