Monday, September 26, 2005

Got Blog?

Technorati is a great search engine for blogs.
You can even add individual tags for content searches.

I also use it to see which blogs are linking to kiyotei's den

They have a new feature (in Beta testing now) that allows you to add your blog to their directory. So if you have a Mail Art Blog, you can add it to the Mail Art directory by clicking here.

Monday, September 19, 2005

DOD Artistamp Call


Steve Salik has graciously volunteered to host this year's Dia de los Muertos (Day of The Dead) Artistamp call. This call is one of my favorites because of the many small and creative issues produced in the past.

If you make artistamps (faux postage) and want to sign up for this call. . . surf, don't run to:
The DOD Artistamp Call web site and be prepared for some great mail in October. The deadline to register is October 10th and the mailing must go out by the 20th.

Here a sample of artistamps I've sent to the call for the last 3 years:
Matangi Island / Cebi Jubi stamps

You can see more examples of the 2004 DOD artistamps by browsing the Gallery at Carla Cryptic's site


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Virus Swap #5

Just sent out docs to the latest 13 participants in my Virii Swap. This was the 5th set of documentation sent out since the project begin in the summer of 2003. I received a total of 42 ATCs from these folks. Here is a sample of some of the cards sent:

Here is a list of the ARTicipants:
Barbora - Czech Republic / Soluna - Tennesee, USA / Pamdelion - New Hampshire, USA /Rael Mail - The Netherlands / Pati Bristow - California, USA / Brenda Kratzer - Michigan, USA / Justin Kani - Pennsylvania, USA / Endrene Sheperd -Canada / Pablo Wright - Ohio, USA / Generalissiomo J. Dalio - Louisiana, USA / Tim Scannel - Washington, USA / Troy Thomas - Florida, USA / Janice K. Wilson - Missouri, USA

This is an ongoing swap and each person receives back at least the same number of cards they sent in. As promised the cards are divided up and sent back to all who participated. This swap was especially hard to let go because so many of the cards were originals including some excellent work by Rael Mail and Endrene Sheperd.

These cards will be added to the Virri Gallery on the next update.

I intentionally made this ATC theme a bit vague and unpopular to reduce the number of cards I receive. The current rate of about 12 sets every 6 months is perfect for me. Any more and I would have a hard time keeping up with the scanning , docs and mailing.