I've long been interested in mail art but have never thought that I had a concept worthy enough of partaking in the process. After seeing the Peter Madden lecture last week, however, I have had the blanket stitch that uses to hold each page together stuck in my head. Today is struck me that that blanket stitch around pages looked a lot like the envelopes that I used to receive mail from my pen pal in Germany. I immediately grabbed a drawing, folded it in half and began to sew. I have a pile of zines to distribute and so I put one of those in each envelope.
I finished five envelopes today. Two of them have already been sent out. I am super stoked to be doing this. I don't really know what the purpose of the drawing folded in half and made into an envelope is yet, thought I do know that it will take some effort to get the envelopes open. There is a definite possibility that the drawings on the inside will be damaged, and I think I am rather particular to that idea. There is something to this that I really enjoy and when I figure out what it is, I will be sure to let you know.