03 May 2007

instant summer



a while back, I wrote about my love for postcard swaps and how much I wanted to organize one of my own. and then a bunch of big life stuff happened, blahblahblah and I was forced to put the whole idea on hold.


inspiration here comes from ava's art work and images from the polaroid book

now that things have settled down (somewhat), I'm ready to play. here are the details:

1. create x amount of postcards (hopefully around five, though not too many more than 10) with the idea of summer in mind. okay yes, this is what most would call a 'theme' (not something I was entirely sure I wanted to impose) though it's meant to be widely interpreted. think: colors, sounds, images, stories. also think: photographs, collages, paintings, drawings, the written word. it can be as personal (or impersonal) as you like. completely abstract. or not. it doesn't have to be art. mostly, I'm interested in seeing where ideas merge and overlap but also-- where we split off. I'm interested in inspiration. and of course, extraordinary mail.

2. sign up in the next two weeks, either by leaving me a comment here (make sure to leave an email address) or by contacting me personally via email (check my profile page for that option). I'll make a list of participants (if there are more than ten, I'll break it up into groups) and send out the information out by may 21st.

3. send your postcards out by the first day of summer-- june 21st. then: camp out in the baby pool in the front yard. wear your most fabulous vintage swimsuit and try to look casual as the mailman approaches each day. let summer come to you on square bits of paper. prepare for happy, happy times.

69 comments:

  1. i'm in hula!
    tanjavaillancourt@yahoo.ca

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  2. I'll play (as long as you send me one of yours!!)
    justine@62cherry.com

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  3. michelle/weaker vesselMay 03, 2007 9:07 PM

    count me in, babycakes! I haven't swapped in ages and I'm ready to dive back in.

    I think you already have this, but I'm weakervessel[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

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  4. I'm in.
    eliannevdp@hotmail.com

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  5. i'd love to play too!

    lovegreendog@yahoo.com

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  7. Ooh ooh! Me too please! h_malcolm[AT}yahoo[DOT]com

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  8. Hi Andrea! Can't wait to swap :)
    sydandgoose@yahoo.com

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  9. in! Mijkimproves@gmail.com

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  10. oh me too... summer theme is perfect as your summer is our winter in Australia.
    dlepoidevin@hotail.com

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  11. I'm in too. mavenhaven AT gmail DOT com. (If you got this comment from my other real-name email addy, just delete it. Too many internet personalities--I can't keep track of them all.)

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  12. Ooooh, I'm in.

    chookooloonksATgmailDOTcom

    Fabulous idea!

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  13. i want to share art.

    luluthefairy@aol.com

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  14. i'm in, i'm in!
    matimcd at hotmail dot com
    xo,
    m

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  15. I'm down!

    hiphopchica315@yahoo.com

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  16. I'd love to join! : )

    stacey_j_v@hotmail.com

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  17. Oooohh - me! I'm in! I hope it's not too late. It's been a long time since I've been in a swap or done much art. I am READY!!! LOL!
    wsthm@hotmail.com

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  18. Rock on! I saw your postcards from before and thought what a fab idea, small but fun! I'm so in!

    Tiffany* (pipertml@verizon.net)

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  19. I've waited for that moment for so long! Can I please join, say yes, say yes, say yes!

    domirali@yahoo.com

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  20. is there still room? did i miss the boat?

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  21. I'm in and excited!!

    acukiki at gmail dot com

    Hurray!!

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  22. Count me in!
    I am already cooking up some ideas!

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  23. I'd love to join if there is still room!

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  24. I've never done this [made postcards, I send bunches of prefabs] but I'd like to try.
    gwendolina on gmail.

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  25. it just snowed last night here in flagstaff - but in my mind it's been summer for weeks now....so count me in.

    annarosewilson[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  26. I too would like to play - count me in.

    info@elinwaterston.com

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  27. i want to do it!! this is my first swap to boot!
    Katherine
    kclmitchell@hotmail.com
    www.gleaminglark.typepad.com

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  28. jennifer (dreemintrea)May 05, 2007 6:19 PM

    pretty please with coconut scented sunscreen on top! (suthindaze-1@yahoo.com)

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  29. i would LOVE to participate.

    i've never done this before, but it sounds like much fun.

    shiningegg [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  30. oh my goodness! you have so many people! but if there is still room, i would love to play too... anatomistress@gmail.com

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  31. Andrea,
    I want to play too! Count me in but I may be making them on our roadtrip to Salem. :-) Yooz know my edress! luvTiff

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  32. i'm jaime & i'm a newbie here, but i'd love to get in on this goodness.

    jaimecalder [at] gmail.com

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  33. I want to play!
    Aghellewell@hotmail.com

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  34. I would like to play, please. I just discovered you today! I make art and sew and all.
    Thankee, ma'am.
    Kerri from Texas

    kisskitty69@hotmail.com

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  35. yes, please!

    rstraayer@yahoo.com

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  36. whoo hoo! I would love to participate!

    abbymwatson@yahoo.com

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  37. me too, please!

    jodimckee@gmail.com

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  38. come me in. mo1nat1rad@yahoo.com

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  39. Me, please, if there's room to squeeze me in!

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  40. I tried to comment earlier....it did not take...

    you KNOW i am so needing to do this!!
    let me know if i can still squeeze in....pretty please? with red velvet cake sprinkled on top?
    :)
    heatherinmich[at]sbcglobal[dot]net
    ~heatherrabbit

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  41. would love to!

    tobyamel at mail dot com

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  42. so all over this....

    ninamariegilbert AT gmail DOTTYDOT com

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  43. am i too late to sign up to summer swap?!
    laurajpalmer@gmail.com

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  44. can I play too hula?
    nessad2000 at yahoo dot com

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  45. I hope I'm not too late to be included in the fun— I'd love to play!
    Elle

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  46. Can I still join in? I've never done this before and sounds like tons of fun!
    aprudden at gmail dot com

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  47. I want to swap! My e-mail address: jumplittle at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

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  48. is it too late to get in on this?

    erinthomas@gmail.com

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  49. Your postcard swap sounds fabulous, I wish I knew about it sooner. but i thought I would throw a link out there postcrossing is kind of like an international version with no themes besides what you and the recievee want.

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  50. Are you ever going to post another of these... it sounds like too much fun!!!

    Alicia P.
    akporter@rrt.net

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  51. if you ever do another of these, let me know.

    citylightsdeadstar@
    hotmail.com

    i wish i would have found this sooner. keep smiling.

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  52. I would love to do this if you host another one!!
    vee.jennings@gmail.com

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  53. Oh yes! I would love to do this!
    laurenlee1010@gmail.com

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  54. yes please!

    vivienne.mcmaster@gmail.com

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  55. I'm excited! Yes please!

    eddusfledermaus@gmail.com


    Ed x

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  56. Pick me! Pick me!
    annamarierael@gmail.com

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  57. juleea arellanoJune 04, 2008 8:28 AM

    YES!!!! PLeaSE AnD THaNK YoU

    juleea002@yahoo.com

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  58. I would like to make postcards! meganmariemyers@gmail.com

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  59. This is awesome!!!!!
    I would love to swap :)

    sashasemailis@gmail.com

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  60. i'd love to play along ... at last i'll have a reason to wear my vintage swimsuit and not get wet.

    moe@exit10.org

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  61. I'm interested in joining!
    maumae@yahoo.com

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  62. i love it! count me in. =]

    vcorrea006@aol.com

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  63. i'd love to join!
    mylittlemeat-AT-gmail-DOT-com

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  64. I'm sorry I missed this. Do you think you'll be having another postcard swap in the upcoming months?

    Thanks,
    Gina

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  65. are you doing these every year???

    tara__louise@hotmail.com

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  66. I would absolutely love to get in on this! Sounds so fun!!!

    katiederosier@gmail.com

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