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Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
12:57 am
[daniellelou]
My BA Embroidery Final Project!!

I am asking for your help with my final project on my degree. It’s all about forming visual representations of collections and taking this through to design ideas after lots of drawing and investigating objects. I am trying to form an exciting and diverse collection by asking people from all over the world to send me objects in the post! It can be absolutely anything, the stranger the better! It does not have to relate to embroidery or textiles in any way.

 

The object(s) need to be:

 

·        small, no bigger than 10cm square.

·        old or used or with an exciting history

·        inexpensive – I unfortunately can’t send you money in return!

 

 

Please send your objects to:       Danielle Goodhand

                                                School of Art and Design

                                                Manchester Metropolitan University

                                                Cavendish Building

                                                Cavendish Street

                                                Manchester

                                                M15 6BG

 

Please remember to include your name, address and telephone number so I can send you something in return for helping me with forming my collection.

 

The project will be exhibited in the Embroidery degree show around June 2007, I will post the exact date as soon as I know!

 

The deadline is the end of May 2007 but the sooner the better really!!

 

Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!

 

 

Sunday, February 18th, 2007
2:42 pm
[salmailart]
posting a project on behalf of The Man From Icon...
a project from...


www.themanfromicon.com

minimalism on the streets!****************

“Anyone can make a monochrome. Most of us probably have made one at some time or another, although we wouldn’t necessarily have recognised it. And we wouldn’t necessarily need to have made one, as most of the time we are already surrounded by ready-made monochromes of various shapes and sizes. The world is full of unintended, sometimes accidental, often temporary, and mostly unnoticed monochromes…Every city is a museum of the inadvertent monochrome”
David Batchelor, In bed with the monochrome.
From an Aesthetic point of view, Philosophy, Art and the Senses.
Edited by Peter Osborne. Serpent’s Tail, 2000

Send me a photo of found, ready-made monochrome from your city, town or village, along with details or where and when you found it plus any miscellaneous details you think are interesting. It could be an unused, painted over or papered over billboard or sign, side of a truck, fence round a construction site, side of a building, anything, any colour. The only rule is that you can’t have made it yourself.

send real stuff to
the man from icon, flat 3, 56 brunswick road, hove, bn3 1dh, uk
send digital stuff to
info@themanfromicon.com
deadline: 30th june 2007 || download pdf of details here || documentation to all
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
8:49 pm
[sourgrapeszine]
SOURGRAPES: Calling all D.I.Y. kids!
Hi there,
My name is Sam. I help run a zine called SOURGRAPES ZINE. We're a local zine based in Lexington KY. We focus on teaching kids about D.I.Y. ethics, being posi, and why its important to support local art and music.
I wanted to write not only to introduce our zine to the livejournal zine world! But also to explain our predicament. You see, after a lot of pulling out hair and craziness we've decided to hire on a full-time zine team. We used to be submission based but it was pretty hard on our (then) small team.
So now we're looking for like minded zinesters and punks who support self publication, D.I.Y. ethics, posi beliefs, and who are interested in having some fun creating a great zine and keeping the underground press alive!


We're looking for:

- Columnists
- Interviewers
- Record reviewer **
- Zine reviewers **
- D.I.Y. guide writers **
- Survival guide writers **
- Bike Repair guide writers **
- Cover artists (for upcoming covers)
- Photographers
- Cartoonists (full-time strip)
- Proof readers **
- Printers
- + more!

If you think you could help us out or would like to become apart of our team, we'd love to have you! Write us at SOURGRAPESZINE@GMAIL.COM or through our myspace: http://myspace.com/sourgrapeszine
Once again we are looking for FULL TIME writers/artists (which means we will be interested in your submissions for each issue) were poor and cant pay you but we can offer free ad space, zine copies, zine reviews, and whatever Sam can knit you!

Thanks!
SAM
SG ZINE TEAM

SUBMIT +SUPPORT= SURVIVE

Friday, January 12th, 2007
2:45 pm
[salmailart]
New Mail Project..


Instructional Drawing
Deadline: None

Brief: Using the postal system, please send me a written drawing instruction which involves any media and any technique. Please send the instruction on a post card sized surface (6x4inch).

The drawing instruction can be as detailed or as vague as you wish. The instruction can contain an image on the post card (i.e an example of the instruction or background image), but must also include a written version of the instruction.

Examples of drawing instructions :

* Draw a line with a ruler and pencil 10-cm long along the left had side of the drawing surface.

OR...

*Paint a free hand circle.

OR

* Walk over the drawing surface

***Use your imagination and instruct me to create my drawings.***


An original instructional drawing will be sent back to those who participate so please include your name and address.

Contact: Please send your mail to the following address
Rachael Elwell
37 Arthur Millwood Court
Rodney Street
Salford
Lancashire
M3 5HR
England.

e-mail: artyrach@hotmail.com
blog: http://salmailart.livejournal.com/
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
8:07 pm
[mslexotan]
New girl in town...Flavia/24/Female/Brazil
Name - Flavia
Age/D.O.B. - 24 at the moment...12th of March 1982
e-mail - fraveea@gmail.com
Location - Southeast Brazil, here i am!
Do you swap/collect anything? Yes i do! I love to swap stationery, specially if it's super kawaii! I also swap postcards,phonecards,stamps,little knick knacks...and i collect Sanrio stationery - have been doing so for the last 13 years!
What are your hobbies? I love to read,travel,learn new languages,yoga, massage, watch tv shows, and more!Can't really tell you everything here, right?:)
Favorite:
music? punk rock/ska/some rock
movies? too many to mention! but i adore requiem for a dream,fight club,pan's labyrinth,city of god...
books? the bell jar by sylvia plath
website? does livejournal count? if not, then ebay!:P
sport? does fork-lifting count? errr then...volleyball i guess!
animal? panda bears! and koalas!
candy? anything with chocolate on it! i'm addicted!:)

anything else you would like to share? i'd like you to write the first letter, i've had so many weird experiences with people who told me they'd write me back and never did! I'm always looking for new people to write to - i can't stand an empty mailbox!:)
Sunday, December 31st, 2006
6:11 pm
[obscurityknocks]
Monday, December 11th, 2006
3:29 pm
[kinky_carter]
Name: Kaily (kay-lee)
Age: 18
Current Residence: Kelseyville, California, USA.
Favorite Shows: Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, ER, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Heros, The Office, Ghost Hunters, Dead Like Me, Eureka, Charmed, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: SVU, and Xena Warrior Princess.
Favorite Music: Emo/Rock/Indie/JPOP/JROCK, Finch, My Chemical Romance, Matchbook Romance, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Sugarcult, Brand New, HIM, Snow Patrol, Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, The Beatles, Eminem, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Nirvana, Staind, TATU, Three Day's Grace, The Killers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Simple Plan, The Postal Service, The Used, Dashboard Confessionals, Yellowcard, Maroon 5, Daphne Loves Derby, Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, Utada Hikaru, Dir en Grey, Something Corporate, Trust Company, Lost Prophets, Story of the Year, Ashlee Simpson, The Rasmus, Deftones, Adema, Gorillaz, Hawthorne Heights, Kelly Clarkson, Daft Punk, Howie Day, Death Cab For Cutie, 30 Seconds To Mars, Damageplan, Shadows Fall, and Jimmy Eat World.
Favorite Movies: Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, Bloodrayne, Trainspotting, Kill Bill, X-Men, Hidalgo, Gothica, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Interview With The Vampire, Dracula 2000, Queen of the Damned, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Underworld, Imagine Me and You, Practical Magic, Advent Children, and Girl Interrupted.
Favorite Books: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, any Anne Rice books, any Ameila Atwater-Rhodes books, and Moon Called.
Other Interests: Vampires, anime, manga, video games, scifi, cats, drawing, writing poetry and fanfiction, books, and lots more.
Pen Pals: Anyone, who will write back, packages, long letters, postcards, swaps, whatever.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
4:06 pm
[margeaux_lekter]
intro to margeaux.......
hey everyone. my name's margeaux and i'm a 25/f/bi/goth/pagan chick living on the coast of maine with my boyfriend of 8 years, our 6-year old daughter and a menagerie of exotic pets. i'm an artist/snake breeder/ghost hunter.

you can see a fairly long list of my interests on my profile page. i could list them all over again here, but that would be pretty redundant. (like they won't be listed again in my intro letter. lol)

i'd mostly like to hear from other bi, bi-curious, goth or pagan girls, preferably in the u.s. or canada, at the moment. it's a plus if you have kids, but i don't discriminate against the child-free.;-) i prefer pals that are into long letters and really getting to know their pals as friends. personally, i tend to write extremely long, rambling, letters and send lots of photos.

if it matters to you, i nearly always handwrite my letters, but some (including my intro usually) will be typed. i have some muscle/nerve/joint problems that affect my hands at times and make it impossible to use a pen, especially for 20+ pages, which is the norm for me.

i'm also looking for new fb and xxx fb swappers. i'm getting back into them after a long hiatus. i enjoy swapping them in bulk. i also swap slams. i'm taking a break from decos for now, but i also like to swap movies, music, books, clothes, pretty much anything mail-able.

my life can be pretty hectic and i'm pretty quirky & surrounded by complete wackos, so i always have interesting stories to tell.

feel free to say hi and ask me anything; i'm an open book.

margeaux_melynda@yahoo.com
Monday, October 30th, 2006
9:58 am
[therainshine]
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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
11:27 pm
[x_lindsayw_x]
New Mail Community. Fill your mail box with mail and parcels. Join the fun - click the banner below.


what_we_want
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
12:55 am
[x_lindsayw_x]
I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR ME

I normally wouldn’t do this, but I really need your help. I am starting my first book (on the Tarot) and I really need to get my own laptop, ASAP! A friend of mine put me on to this site which I thought was a scam, until he actually received his laptop. All it costs is $1.00 and you will be helping me out immensely!

I need another 14 people to sign up and spend $1.00 by completing a special offer. Even if you don’t want to find 20 to earn your own laptop, if you could still sign up to help me out, then I would be ever so grateful!


WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

I don’t have a lot of cash at the moment, here is a list of what I can do for / send to you ♥

• Something from your list that I could gather up and send in an envelope
• Brand New Hello Kitty Button Badges (I have stacks of designs!)
• Sadness – An independent comic that I wrote, drew and self published
• Haunted Tasmania – Self Published, Independent Magazine
• Hand Made Jewellery – Beads, Shells, Wood, I can make just about anything!
• Hand Made DIY Mini Spell Kit – In either Love or Money
• Tarot Reading via Email
• Reiki Distant Healing & Psychic Reading
• Almont anything that you can fit into an envelope –eg, post cards, business cards, sticker, button badges, etc

Not sounding like a meanie, but I can only send your parcel once I have received notification that you have completed an offer.

Please, please, PLEASE help me out. All it will cost you is $1.00 and I’ll make sure that I send you an envelope full of joy ♥ ♥ ♥

PLEASE COMMENT FOR AND MORE DETAILS (you know, the blah stuff…)

x cross posted x

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
7:37 pm
[salmailart]
I LOVE MY CITY
Hi all,, i just joined this community and found you via the mailart LJ community.
I am just beginning with my first mail art project and maybe some of you would be interested....
i will take part any anybody else's mail art project to return the favour :o)


summary of the project: I LOVE MY CITY

We all have a personal identity with the city in which we live in or near too, weather its a favourite building, street or landmark, personal or unique experience, memory or event, or it's just that we have a love of where we grew up and each individual as their own social history with their home city.

To investigate this further I am calling for people to send me a personal visual representation of their home city in any medium through the post. This could include:
Photography
Text
Drawing
Poetry
Painting
Found object
Collage
List of words
Weblink
.....anything goes.

Each item that is sent to me will appear in an exhibition in February 2007 in Salford, England. Each persons name and location will appear next to the sent work.

If you would like to take part in this project by sending me an item please e-mail artyrach@hotmail.com for my postal address.
If you would like to send an item that you think will cost a lot to send i can pay you back for the postage once the item has arrived.

Thank you and i hope to hear from you.
Rachael.
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
1:31 am
[blurredserenity]
crossed
I am looking for creative people who would like to have some swapping fun, people who would like the exchange things like....
Random photographs, and lots of them, hand made stationary, self decorated envelopes, zines, decos, art, art, art, creative ideas, poetry, random thoughts, dream journals, stories, collages, I once did a thing with this girl where we never wrote letters, we just sent each other random things, pictures, magazine cut outs, plane tickets, concert tickets, maps, art, anything that represented us, and told our story, that was really fun. really, anything creative, plus tea, stickers, long letters, cute japanese things and mixed cds, randomly beautiful things you find laying around, an artistic portral of your favorite word, patterns, receipes, candy, things written in other languages, pages from old books, scraps of fabric, lace, tiny scrapbooks that tell me who you are, your life story, a visual representation of the one you love, postcards, dried flowers, stories of your broken heart, anything that creatively represents you. Give me your email and tell me what kinds of things you are interested in, and I will send you my address.
yay, I can't wait.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
8:32 pm
[x_lindsayw_x]
[1]Name: x_lindsayw_x, or Lindsay is fine :)
[2]Age: 23
[3]E-mail address: REFLECTA_lindsay@hotmail.com
[4]Birthday: 5th of March
[5]Favorite colors: Blue, Black, Hot Pink, Red
[6]Favorite scents: Lotus, Lavendar, Rose, Patchuli
[7]Favorite flavors: Chocolate, strawberry
[8]Favorite snack foods & candies: Anything that isn't licorish
[9]Favorite season: All of Them!
[10]Favorite sport/team: Formula 1
[11]Favorite music/bands/singers: The Smashing Pumpkins, The Vines, Pink Floyd
[12]Favorite brands (of anything): Hello Kitty
[13]Favorite stores:
[14]Do you collect anything? Crystals, Tarot Decks, New Age Books, CD's, Cute Things, Insence, Candles
[15]What are your hobbies? Drawing, Art, Photography, Ghost Hunting, Breeding Rats & Mice
[16]What size do you wear? 14 Australian Size
[17]What's the most interesting fact about you?
[18]Do you like receiving handmade arts and crafts? YES! And I like sending them :)
[19]List some examples of things you'd love to receive: I've really been getting into Pink Floyd of late and I only have a few of their albums, so just about anything of theirs on CD or Vinyl would be great! I also love suprizes, so anything you can fit into an envelope that you think I will like, I will love!
[20]Additional Comments: I am happy to trade from your lists, but I also read tarot cards and do distant reiki readings, along with making a whole heap of hand made stuff. If you wish to trade and want to know more about what I make, then feel free to ask :)

I am also looking for new LJ Friends so if you want to add me, just let me know ♥


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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
1:33 pm
[squeezebox]
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Monday, September 18th, 2006
6:51 pm
[therainshine]

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