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The Brown Paper Bag will start on March 1st.

Samstag, 9. Februar 2019

Brown Paper Bag March 2019

Sign up now for the new brown paper bag edition.
This time it's all about oddities.
Brown Paper Bag Oddities
So look out for everything that is weird, intriguing, mysterious, outlandish.

And this is how it works:
You'll sign up via e-mail and I put you on a list with your mailing adress.
On March 1st I will send out the paper bag, filled with 144 (12x12) paper oddities. When it arrives at your place, you can take up to 12 pieces out of the bag, add 12 things from your gatherings, then send it on to the next one on the list. At last the bag will be returned to me and I will have my pick.

This is limited to 20 participants, so sign in soon.

Please make sure to give me your mailing adress when signing up. Please do only sign up via e-mail to me.

After the loss of the last one, fingers crossed, that this one will make it to the end. 

Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2018

Paper Swap in 2019

I am happy to say, that I will celebrate my 10th anniversary  in November 2019.

As for 2019 I have decided to make

4 big swaps, which means big envelope (20x30 cm or 8x11 inches)
4 quick swaps, which means small letter envelope (10x14 cm or 4x5.8 inches)
1 brown paper bag (filled with „odd paper stuff“, everything that is strange, special, mysterious, intriguing, outlandish, weird)
1 postcard swap- free theme 

So here how it will be going from month to month:

January   Quick Swap

February  Big Swap

March   Brown Paper Bag

April     Quick Swap

May   Big Swap

June & July   Summer break 

August  Big Swap 

September  Postcard Exchange

October  Quick Swap

November   Big Swap

December  Quick Swap

If you want to be in one of them, please contact me via e-mail at You can also sign in for the whole year. If you want to be in the January quick swap, please sign in soon.

Happy winter days, FM

Samstag, 10. November 2018

Postcard Swap

Please sign up now for the postcard swap in December.

This is how it works: you can make as many postcards as you like to send them on.

On December, 1st, I will send out a list with all the participants, choose one or more, make contact and send your postcard(s).

Please sign in via e-mail at and tell me your mailing adress too.

Happy arting!

PS: Please do not use Xmas symbols, as not all people are celebrating it..

Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2018

Quick swap in November

Please join in for another quick swap in November:

It's small letter envelope and all about figures, numbers, letters, words and the alphabet.
You can send anything, as long as it is made of paper.

Please note: due to a little London Trip this swap will start a week later than usually, on November, 7.

Sign in via e-mail:

New players highly welcome! 


Mittwoch, 8. August 2018

Change in swaps

Attention! I have decided to make a change in the planned swaps for 2018. So it will be:

Sept                 Big Swap
Oct                  Big Swap
Nov                 Quick Swap (Theme: Words and numbers)
Dec                 Postcard Swap (Theme: Winter cosiness)
The planned art project  "Artful Snail Mail (Letter: “A day in my life”)" will follow next year.

Sorry for any inconviniences.
Please send me an e-mail for further details or for signing up to one of the swaps.

Dienstag, 1. Mai 2018

Holiday break

The Paper Swap in May has now started. I hope we all will have a great experience with this new kind of swap.

As for the next three month: I will take a break. So unlike in the list of swaps for 2018 announced, there will be no swaps in June, July and August this year.
I apologize for any inconvinience this might cause.

Our next swap is on September, 1st.

Here are the swaps for 2018:

Sept                 Artful Snail Mail (Letter: “A day in my life”)

Oct                  Big Swap

Nov                 Quick Swap (Theme: Words and numbers)

Dec                 Postcard Swap (Theme: Winter cosiness)

The brown paper bag is on its way round the world, moving on through the USA now, before it will fly back to Europe. 

Have a lovely spring & summer time!

Donnerstag, 5. April 2018

Paper Swap in May

The next swap will be on May, 1st. 

This will be the first time I will try s/th different. So for the next swap you can either sign in for receiving, sending or for both.
All who go for receive or for both, please send me your mailing address.

On May,1st, I will send an e-mail with the list of those of you, who want to receive things and everyone can pick one (or two, three…as much, as you like) and send her stuff (as much as you want) to the chosen one. 

Questions? Wanna sign in? Please send me an e-mail:

Montag, 26. März 2018

And the winner is...

...Myriam from France!

Blue things returning back to me
Yours is the blue edition paper bag :)

Will send out during the next days.

Sonntag, 25. März 2018

The brown paper bag blue edition is back!

Hello to all you “blue ladies” all over the world!

This was a really lovely experience: The blue edition of the brown paper bag has now made its way back to me. From Germany to France, the UK, the USA, Canada and Argentina and then back to Germany again.
So great the thought that it really made it without lost and brought joy to those who played along. Thank you all for doing such a great job! Your handwritten greetings on the address list really touched me!

This was what I’ve sent in August 2017:


This was what I got yesterday:

Blue things returning
back to me

Only 3 pieces of blue which I originally have put in returned!

I have now chosen 15 pieces for myself to keep and decided to make a small “lottery” out of the rest. So all participants will have a chance to win the whole lot of blue that has made its way round the world. I will let you know who the lucky winner is tomorrow, so stay tuned.