Snail Mail by Michele Mackintosh is a fun and crafty book with some good ideas for spicing up mail art and some free stickers, too.
I enjoyed it, and when I'm in the need of a little inspiration, I can check it out again.
Always First Class: The Pleasure of Personal Letters by Lois Barry is about letter writing, not mail art, and is full to the brim with the most wonderful quotes!
It's uplifting to get a letter--like an 'ooh!' in your mailbox.
Everything is good, even having to write letters, because there are things one can write that one can't say just as there are things one can say that one can't write.
--May Sarton to Margaret Foote Hawley
I live a solitary life. My gregariousness is letters...
I write to my mother every day, and of course in a daily letter you end up telling everything--stories, dreams, recipes, family, politics and the world. I never read them again. When I sit down and write while thinking about someone, the writing is much easier.
(who has written to her mother every day for thirty years)
A few examples of incoming mail:
with a bookmark
a bookmark (front & back)
hand-made by the Marvelous Mouse!
a cool postcard she found at Jazz Fest
Since this beautiful skyline is in Singapore,
you may have guessed Melody
from Connie, who always has creative envelopes
A couple of outgoing pieces.
Sending letters and postcards has been keeping me remarkably busy! Many more examples are on my other blog. So much fun to make postcards and envelopes--and even more fun to find something cheerful in my mailbox, sit with a cup of tea, and read the letters!