I have decided to collect postcards and mail art of CLOCKS during 2015. They can be clocks in any form - I bet there is a clock postcard in your collection of cards to send. So any will be gratefully received and will be posted on this blog. If you haven't corresponded with me before please feel free to e-mail scriptorsenex at gmail dot com to ask for my address. All cards and mail art received will generate a card from me to you so if we are not regular correspondents please put your address on the card. Thank You! John Edwards

Sunday, 8 February 2015

No 1 - Mail Art and a postcard - what a good start.

2388 - You cannot help but smile at the first envelope I received for this project.  Thank you Eva.

And inside was my first clock postcard -

This is Tock, a "watchdog" with an alarm clock on him, who helps Milo, the hero of The Phantom Tollbooth.  Milo is a boy bored by the world around him; every activity seems a waste of time. He arrives home from school one day to find in his bedroom a mysterious package that contains a miniature tollbooth and a map of "the Lands Beyond". Attached is a note addressed "FOR MILO, WHO HAS PLENTY OF TIME". He assembles the tollbooth, takes the map, drives through the tollbooth in his toy car, and instantly finds himself on a road to Expectations. He pays no attention to his route and soon becomes lost in the Doldrums, a colorless place where thinking and laughing are not allowed. However, he is found there and rescued by Tock who joins him on his journey.


  1. I'm glad it arrived, and so quickly (for Poste Maroc's standards, I mean).
    I've never read the book, so thanks for your explanation. It seems interesting!
    I love your project!

    1. I was going to e-mail you to say how quickly it had arrived and how much I appreciated it but my thanks were too slow....

    2. You see... snail mail is quicker than e-mail, sometimes! :)


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