I discovered snail-mail and mail-art in 2012, quite by accident.
My novella Airmail had just been published but, before I had the chance to properly launch it, we moved interstate four times and somewhere in the midst of that I fell pregnant with our first child.
I was left with a heavy box full of books intended for a launch party that never happened and, new babe in my arms, I decided to post them as gifts to blog readers instead.
As I packaged each book up to post it, I thought it would be fun to decorate the parcel with stickers and drawings and string, and that’s how I discovered this little thing called “mail-art.”
Since then, I’ve painted and posted close to 500 mail-art packages for strangers, and discovered an entire community of people who are using the old-fashioned post to practice slow-living and mindfulness, host collaborative art projects, encourage random acts of kindness, and to forge more personal and lasting friendships.
Making mail has become so much a part of my life these days that I would be absolutely lost without it. I am often asked for tips on making mail-art, or finding pen-pals, or letter-writing prompts, so I’ve done my best to answer those questions for you in these pages and resources.
my free 10-step guide to writing letters that become keepsakes
free monthly email containing original mail-art designs for you to use
The Art of Mail
a work in progress, a book about creative, kind and quirky snail-mail projects
a collection of some of my painted mail, if you need inspiration for your own
archived blog-posts I’ve written that are tagged as snail-mail
Snail Mail Survey
tell me what else you’d like to learn or do with snail-mail in this short survey
Thousand Postcard Project
in 2017, I intend to send 1000 vintage postcards around the world