Thank you to everyone who has continued to send me updates on their F&F Postcards since my last post. I owe a backlog of ‘thank you’ postcards & zines but have allocated some time in the next few weeks to get caught up. My aim is to have everything sent out by the end of September.
As mentioned in my previous post, I have been struggling to make time to keep on top of documenting the Friends & Faux Project. At first, I thought I might need to close the Project (which I really didn’t want to do!). However, I realised that by a making a couple of minor changes to the structure, it should be possible to keep everything running smoothly, but with a slightly lower level of maintenance.
- The old Tracking Form is gone! However, I would really appreciate it if you could update your Postcard’s status in the Comments section of the revised Tracking Page. Thank you! 🙂
- Fewer updates: I will still post to the blog as regularly as I can, buy will condense Tracking updates into single posts of selected highlights, rather than multiple, individual posts. ‘Homers’ will still be honoured with a highlighted post of their very own, though!
- Free Zines – apologies, but I really had to scale this back. Free zines are now reserved for those who return completed Postcards home to F&F HQ. Details here.
Hopefully, you will continue to follow the project, and continue to share your own contributions. Thank you again to everybody who has participated so far & helped to make the Friends & Faux Project a success! 🙂
Apologies for recent lack of updates to the blog. Although some update pics have been received, I am currently struggling to make time for regular posting around other commitments. Hopefully normal service will resume in the near future. Please bear with me!
F&F #85 accompanied Penelope Harris (artistamp 3) and Rose Momsen (artistamp 7) to an art retreat in Canada and collected its full complement of faux postage in one sitting from mostly Canadian and a couple of American contributors. Some beautiful work here!
F&F #71 began its journey with Stewart Charlebois in Canada then travelled a few of the United States before heading back home to Derby (UK) – showing a little wear & tear, but lots of character!
In May 2014:
- 5 Friends & Faux Postcards were sent out (from an overall total of 110), travelling to the Netherlands, and USA.
- 8 Travelogs were posted (including story-so-far photos)…
- …and @TangleCrafts on Twitter has been featuring a daily Artistamp of the Day, from the Friends & Faux archive – this will be ongoing for a while longer.
I’m afraid the admin of keeping on top of all the all the updates has been escaping me a little lately, so I’m currently working on ways to streamline the process. Please bear with me if you send in an update – I will get back to you!
If a Friends & Faux Postcard passes through your hands, please submit a tracking form to help us track where it has been & where it is going next!
F&F #98 has also been updated by Judy Dunworth, who is sending the Postcard on within San Francisco, USA… (Tracking details)
F&F #67 apparently took the scenic route to visit Philip Lerche in Ohio! It arrived a mere 3 months after despatch, bearing a (large!) Royal Mail label regarding insufficient postage (I frequently make up postage amounts using multiple smaller value (vintage) stamps, so it is possible/probable that I miscalculated by a penny or two, resulting in this slight hiccup!). Still, at least this postcard definitely has a story to tell from its travels, and it has barely got started yet! 😉 Its next stop is with Ja in Iowa… (Tracking details)
TangleCrafts is now on Twitter! Check out #ArtistampOfTheDay (an ongoing feature throughout the month of May) featuring individual highlights from the Friends & Faux project so far. F&F fans, please follow @TangleCrafts and help us spread the word out there in the mail art community! 🙂
After doing the local rounds in Derby, F&F #25 continued its journey with Cheetarah Cheda in Leiden (the Netherlands). Sadly, the very first artistamp added (by internationally acclaimed photographer John Blakemore) did not survive transit from UK to the Netherlands, but here it is, in all its glory:
F&F #100 has been updated by Susi Unupi in Arizona (USA), and will be continuing its journey a little further along within Arizona…