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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Feb 25 2014 :  09:56:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mail Art is defined simply as sending small scale art works through the postal service. It took root as an artistic movement in the 1960ís and it is still enjoying a quiet fame today. We hope Mail Art will foster personal communication and creative expression between members of our Farmgirl Sisterhood.

Once a month, make a fellow sister feel special by sending her a little something in the mail. Draw it, paint it, stitch it, glue it, hammer it, however you choose to express yourself, share it. If you arenít feeling inspired to make something, consider sending an old photograph or some other cool piece of vintage ephemera. The possibilities are literally endless, but keep in mind that two-dimensional items are less expensive and less bulky to mail.

Pay It Forward Program: Are you one of our farmgirls who itches to create and loves to help out? Craft us up some extra mail art to stockpile for that rainy day when one of our sisters needs a little help making her deadline. She will add back to the stockpile when she can, knowing her trading sister wasnít left without sunshine in her mailbox for the month

If you would like to join us, here are our guidelines:

TO SIGN UP, please post a comment under the current monthís mail art thread in the forum stating that you would like to participate.

SIGN UPS for each month's mail art are available from the 1st to the 15th. I will send out an email on the 16th of each month to let you know the name and address of the person to whom youíll send your mail art. Please respond to let me know youíre rip-raring to go, and then get something beautiful in the mail prior to the last day of the month.

The MAIL OUT DEADLINE to your partner is the last day of the month.

Please post pictures and thank you notes under the current monthís topic in the forum.

If you find you cannot make a deadline, please let me know immediately so that I can make other arrangements for the farmgirl who would have received your mail art. You can add to the Pay It Forward Program if youíd like to make-up any swaps youíve missed.

It will be so exciting to get to know each other through our art! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send me a message.

Happy Swapping,
Kristine


Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1632 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1632 Posts

Posted - Feb 25 2014 :  1:44:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whoohoo!

Marlee

God is the painter, he paints the picture. And his son builds it, for he is the Master Carpenter!

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6388 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6388 Posts

Posted - Feb 25 2014 :  2:03:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please sign me up Kristine.

Thank You,
PeggyAnn Smith

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

"Believe in yourself and let the glitter fly!" P.Smith Mail Art Hostess
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Madelena
True Blue Farmgirl

1554 Posts

Mary
Central TX
USA
1554 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2014 :  05:25:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking foreward to it, Kristine.

Are you going to suggest themes or just let us go and create?

Thank you,
Mary Jane

"There is no unbelief: Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see it push away the clod, he trusts in God." (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1505 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1505 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2014 :  07:35:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you get my e-mail?

Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
http://nndairy.blogspot.com/

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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2014 :  09:17:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heather, I did get your e-mail. Thank you :)

Do you guys like having themes? I hadn't thought about it, but it sounds fun to me. Suggestions?

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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kristina72
True Blue Farmgirl

178 Posts

Kristi
Cordova Tennessee
USA
178 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2014 :  6:58:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristine - I would like to sign up but between the two thread can't figure out which one I am supposed to say yes on :-)

Kristi



Make Today Count (MTC) :-)

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Bag Lady Diva
True Blue Farmgirl

130 Posts

Viola
Spearfish South Dakota
USA
130 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2014 :  8:19:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristine - I sent you an e-mail requesting to sign up for the "New" round of Mail Art. I am looking forward to create and form new friendships. Let the creating begin.

Vi

Quilting in the Black Hills
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kymomma4
True Blue Farmgirl

516 Posts

RoDonna
Frankfort Kentucky
USA
516 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2014 :  8:39:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristine, I'm still signed up right? :)

Farmgirl #2361
"Blessed is the farmgirl who helps make the world a better and healthy place" ~ Me

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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2014 :  12:16:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vi and RoDonna, I have you both on the list :)

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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beansprout75
Farmgirl at Heart

1 Posts

Rachael
Pennsylvania
USA
1 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2014 :  12:26:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Kristine,

I'd like to participate too!
Farmgirl Sister #5733

Thanks!
Rachael
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weavingthefuture
Farmgirl at Heart

6 Posts

lissa
zelienople pennsylvania
USA
6 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2014 :  12:47:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i was confused regarding which thread on which to leave a comment, so i am commenting in both places. :p

lissa
farmgirl sister #5730

sustainingmyspirit.blogspot.com

Edited by - weavingthefuture on Mar 05 2014 12:48:43 PM
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2014 :  09:41:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got you Rachael and Lissa :)

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13363 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13363 Posts

Posted - Mar 06 2014 :  12:52:21 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Kristine,
Nice to see that Mail Art is still alive and well. I was the coordinator for a little over two years and enjoyed doing it. It kept me busy with assigning partners and being creative with ideas for exchanges. Then the time came for me to pass it on to someone else.
I can't participate right now, but perhaps again sometime in the future.
Hope you girls have fun!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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staci860
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Staci
Newville PA
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2014 :  04:53:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been awhile since I've been to the forums. But always loved mail art and couldn't resist the chance to get back in and involved here again.
So, please sign me up! Thanks.

Blessings, staci FG# 973
:o )

Joshua 24:15 - ...choose this day whom you will serve,...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2014 :  2:41:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay, I hope you find time soon to participate in Mail Art again! On one of my very first days at MaryJanesFarm, your name came up as one of the farmgirls I "had to meet" :) I hope that comes true someday soon.

Staci, I sent you an email :)

You guys sure kept me busy getting emails out this morning! We've got a great group for March :)

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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GibsonGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

90 Posts

Diana
Cottage Grove Oregon
USA
90 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2014 :  8:33:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristine:
I wasn't sure since I didn't see it anywhere. Do we keep the same swap partner each month or do they rotate and then you send out an email?
Diana Gibson

Living life in a Grove-y way!
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2014 :  10:10:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diana, you'll get a new partner each month :)I'll be posting partners for April by Monday April 7.

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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mjscanlan
True Blue Farmgirl

218 Posts

Mary Jo
Dennison Minnesota
USA
218 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2014 :  06:21:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Rachael, this is Mary Jo, your March Art person. I will be sending my package to you on Monday the 31st. Not sure how long it takes to get from Minnesota to Alaska, so keep watching for it. Thanks!
quote:
Originally posted by beansprout75

Hi Kristine,

I'd like to participate too!
Farmgirl Sister #5733

Thanks!
Rachael



"A City girl with a Country Heart."
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6388 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6388 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2014 :  06:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Farmgirls... WHERE IS THE SURPRISE when you tell Your Mail Art Person who you are and that her mail Art went out?????

Mail Art is Not the same as MOST SWAPS.

Whom ever gets my Name PLEASE NEVER TELL ME WHO YOU ARE AS I LOVE THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE.
I want to go to my Mail Box and be JOYOUS to find a surprise in amongst the bills and ads.
And then when I open it...that is when I love to appreciate the Farmgirl that went to all
the work to bless me. And I will always post a picture of YOUR creation and a personal
comment to you!!!

Hugs and Smiles,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

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horsecrazy
True Blue Farmgirl

51 Posts

becky
Corrales New Mexico
USA
51 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2014 :  9:45:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to participate in mailart
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2014 :  11:27:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's great Becky, we're excited to have you :) Please send me your address and I will put you on the roster for July. You can see the details of that swap under July Mail Art.

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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GibsonGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

90 Posts

Diana
Cottage Grove Oregon
USA
90 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2014 :  7:39:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Thank you Sarah Hall for the clothes pin magnets and the tiny paper "Glamper"! So cute! I'm going to hang it on my Christmas tree this year!
Farmgirl Squeezes from Oregon!
Diana Gibson

Living life in a Grove-y way!
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carolj
True Blue Farmgirl

244 Posts

Carol
Waynesboro Georgia
USA
244 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2014 :  05:17:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristine, I just read through the newest version of the guidelines. Waiting to get my partner's name until the 16th is fine. I do like getting a suggestion for a theme when you first post sign ups for the month. Do we need to sign up each month under the new guidelines, or are we once in always in?

Blessings,

Carol
Farmgirl 1823

Sow what you want to reap.
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2014 :  07:17:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carol, we're going to sign up each month. This gives confirmation that everyone knows they're trading! Thanks for hanging in there with me

Kristine
Farmgirl Sister #4314

Not all who wander are lost.
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carolj
True Blue Farmgirl

244 Posts

Carol
Waynesboro Georgia
USA
244 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2014 :  1:20:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In that case sign me up for August. Thanks!

Blessings,

Carol
Farmgirl 1823

Sow what you want to reap.
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