current mail art swap August 2, 2005 1:32 PM   Subscribe

I thought I'd start a thread for the current mail art swap (pieces due in the mail August 1).
I'm excited.
posted by Jon-o to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:32 PM (20 comments total)

Y'know, because the last thread expired...
posted by Jon-o at 1:41 PM on August 2, 2005

My partner finked out. *pouts*
posted by Specklet at 2:27 PM on August 2, 2005

dude. i would think about mailing you something, specklet. but it might be porno. I don't know, i'm kinda a one trick pony.

i didn't know this mail art thing was even happening.
posted by fishfucker at 2:31 PM on August 2, 2005

I'm a little bit behind, but mine will go out in the next couple of days.

fishfucker, look here and here for more details.
posted by interrobang at 3:40 PM on August 2, 2005

Hi Specklet. I just put mine in the mail today, but am probably gonna paint some more tonight. I'll do the mail swap with you. My email is in my profile. Let me know.
posted by Bear at 5:09 PM on August 2, 2005

I'm behind too, but mine will be out before Fri.
posted by amberglow at 7:19 PM on August 2, 2005

fishfucker, I'm actually working on a collage right now of boobies, so some porn would be welcome!

And Bear, yeah, that would be awesome! I'll email yuh.
posted by Specklet at 11:25 AM on August 3, 2005

Mine are in the mail to their recipients and I plan to upload the scans of them (plus jon-o's sweet piece -- lucky Gucky!) to flickr tomorrow.

We need a theme for next month!

Also, it's unfortunate that folks have had to drop out. While life changes can happen at any moment, and we're all understanding of that, the polite thing to do is to drop out in advance of the next swap if possible. Anyone who is on the swapset list will continue to get a swap buddy each month unless you e-mail mefimailswap at gmail and opt out. If something does come up after you've been partnered up, e-mail me and your buddy asap so we can make other arrangements. Should you also find that you want back in at some point, we will welcome you back with open arms. And, I want to thank the people who've already done the right thing thus far. / End PSA

ITheCosmos, I peeked at flickr and am excited for it to arrive. Helvetica, don't think I've forgotten about you either. The suspense is killing me.
posted by safetyfork at 12:42 PM on August 3, 2005

Mine are done, but need to dry, and they will mail on Friday.
posted by interrobang at 9:07 PM on August 3, 2005

Hey Friday for me too! Mine is... um ... flattening!
posted by jessamyn at 10:07 PM on August 3, 2005

I got Gucky's in the mail this morning. It arrived on my birthday! What a great gift!
posted by Jon-o at 8:37 AM on August 4, 2005

"flattening!"? I can hardly wait!!
posted by Bear at 9:16 AM on August 4, 2005

I posted mine and Jon-o's to flickr, but I'm still on probation I guess so mine aren't showing in the public section for the mefimailswap tag.

If anyone wants to grab jon-o's and repost it so his can go public that'd be great. Eventually I think I'll need to e-mail the flickr admins to see if they can re-review my account, but that's not going to happen today.
posted by safetyfork at 9:27 AM on August 4, 2005

Via e-mail I got a suggestion for a theme for the next swap:

Can I suggest "The Five Elements"?

that'd be a good theme...


I think it be fun. What do others think?
posted by safetyfork at 6:57 AM on August 5, 2005

Sounds fine to me.
posted by interrobang at 3:03 PM on August 5, 2005

good for me also, my scan is uploaded, piece is in the mail today.
posted by jessamyn at 9:08 AM on August 6, 2005

Can we start a new metatalk thread once it's clear that everyone's sent theirs/scanned them in? We seem to pick up more participants each time.
posted by interrobang at 4:12 PM on August 7, 2005

So what's up? Can we view them? Are they all there? Please hope me!
posted by Specklet at 12:43 PM on August 12, 2005

The tag is here, Specklet. It hasn't changed much for a couple of weeks. There's some new stuff there.
posted by interrobang at 12:26 AM on August 14, 2005

Sold on the five elements theme. Hopefully I'll get a new MetaTalk and/or MefiMailArt blog post up today or early tomorrow morning which really announces the theme, gives a heads up on what's been posted (to flickr and possibly elsewhere), mentions that new swapsets will go out soon, and proposes some kind of measures for people who skip out on their swap partner (we had a bit more of that this round, and I'd like to know what people think especially since it's different from the CD swap where you still get something if one or two people bail; when it's just you and another person swapping and one of you doesn't mail a piece -- ouch).
posted by safetyfork at 8:37 AM on August 14, 2005

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