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Mail Art

The art course I was taking just came to the an end. It was a lot of fun! It introduced me to many interesting artists and showed me some new art techniques.

One of the course requirements was to create a piece of mail art. Apparently I’ve been doing some type mail art for years, since I make and send my own cards and illustrate postcards for my friends and family.

Here is an example of a Valentine’s Day card I sent my family this year:

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However, mail art is not just about what goes into an envelope- but, more importantly, what goes on the envelope.  Thus, we were required to submit a set of illustrated mail art envelopes with inserts, all created around the topic of memory. I’ve decided to dedicate my mail art to my many travel memories:

Front of the envelope:


Back of the envelope:

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The insert:

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And here are some other mail art examples created by my classmates.

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An elf postcard for Ziggy Shortcrust.

Have a look at the elf she made for me here.


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Happy Blog Anniversary JNiggelArt!

First of all I’d like to apologize for not posting on my blog for over a month. I’ve had some computer problems which left me stuck without internet for 3 weeks. And because of this I missed my first blog anniversary (which was on Feb. 28)!

But I finally got my computer back and now I can thank everybody for all the love and support that kept JNiggelArt going for a full year! Thank you so much! Your kind words and comments mean a lot to me.

During the weeks I’ve spent without my computer I’ve received some special gifts which I would like to share and thank for.

First I’d like to extend a special thanks to Ziggy for sending me an amazing illustrated letter:

mad s elf

I absolutely love the mad scientist elf she drew-a mad scientist elf for a mad scientist! Just perfect! As a thank you Ziggy is also getting a little gift from me- hope she gets it soon!

Ziggy is trying to revive the lost art of hand written letters (all beautifully illustrated) and if you’d like to help out in her project just leave a comment here. Don’t forget to check out the rest of her blog (here) which is full of elves and wonderful stories.

Big thanks to Apu from THEO collective for exchanging art copies and sending me some great postcards:

Apu postcards

I really enjoy the postcards (all of interesting collages) and even sent out a few.

Apu already received my art copies and if you’d like to see what Apu got in return have a look here. Check out the rest of his blog by clicking here.

Thank you to Tiffini Johnson for sending me one of her beautiful books:

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Tiffini is a writer and an author of many interesting books (which you can read about on her blog here). A special thank you gift is on it’s way to Tiffini- hope it gets to her safely.

And last but not least, a super thank you to my cousins daughter Lidka for these lovely creations:




I just love her drawings (especially the koala-just adorable!). And for such beautiful art Lidka also gets a special gift.

Lidka is a super talented artist and an amazing person! I’m one lucky (and proud) aunt!

Once everyone recives their thank you gifts I’ll post them up on my blog for everyone to see.

Thanks for a wonderful year!

All the best

Jess @ JNiggelArt

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