I like to do different mail swaps through the year. They are inexpensive and take little time. The Bonus of my bit of effort is getting beautiful snail mail in return.
One of my favorite activities is the Liberate your Art Swap. This is led by Kat Sloma. She is great about giving the very simple directions, reminding us as deadline approaches, and getting everything that we have mailed her circulated and sent out.
Basically this is how it works:
I send six postcards of my art to her and I get back six postcards o other people’s art.
My postcard is different every year. Now that I am doing this a while and because someone else mentioned it to me-I should keep a spreadsheet. I always get extra postcards made and I don’t want to send the same one each year.
Sometimes my postcards are a photo of a painting I did. Other times it is just a photo I think is cool. Depending what it is and what I want, I will often use PicMonkey to add words to my card.
I took a picture of my friends rocks and loved it. I asked her permission to use that as my postcard and I simply included her website on there.
It’s a lot of fun and the cards are beautiful. I also have people I side swap with!
Here are the cards I got this year.
Here are some of the cards I have sent in the past:
I hope you will consider doing a swap…very little time -very big rewards. When you order your cards-order a few extra. Postcard stamps are cheaper and you will have some quick snail mail to send out to those you are about. I sent one to my friend for her birthday and I was so happy to see that she was excited to get a “piece of my art”.