Saturday, November 21, 2009

Good Day Mail

Lisa Myers Bulmash and her long-time friend Tally Oliveau think of their mail as "eye candy" according to an article that appears on Washington state's Edmonds Beacon website.

Reporter Pat Ratliff pens, "Part of the artistic mail swaps between the friends appears in a new book, Good Mail Day: A Primer for Making Eye-Popping Postal Art by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

Lisa (shown above) is quoted as saying, “The idea was to just talk about our lives through art, with one rule: Tally and I had to send each other one postcard per month. We’ve known each other since we were in the third grade, and we both make collage art."

According to a write-up on, "What is a good mail day? A good mail day is a day when, instead of just bills, catalogs, and advertisements, your postal carrier delivers artful, beautiful, personal mail from friends and acquaintances all over the world. Mail art is a collaborative art form with a long and fascinating history populated by famous artists as well as everyday practitioners. The term “mail art” refers to pieces of art sent through the mail rather than displayed or sold in traditional venues. Mail artists often use inexpensive and recycled materials including postcards, collage, rubber stamps, and photocopied images. Mail art is a truly international activity and a fun way to connect with people in every corner of the globe. Readers will learn to create decorated and illustrated envelopes, faux postage and artistamps, find penpals, make a mail art kit, and much more!"

To read the entire article, click here.

For more information on the postal art of Lisa Myers Bulwash, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM