Minneapolis Gnome
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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States

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  • Emory Banker
  • Norma Soulet
  • mariano filippetta
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  • Suzanne Jarvis
  • Karalie
  • Irina
  • David Victor McCoy
  • Maria Morisot
  • Susan Barton
  • Jade H

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res nullius aka. "res" left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"Thank you so much for friending, and welcome back!"
Sep 19
Toni Hanner -- tonipoet left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"My dear Gnome, do you still walk among us? I miss you."
Aug 14

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Mail-Artist since:
February 2014
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like art, that of others and also making it. It's hard for me to make anything without knowing that it will have a place to go, so mail art motivates me by giving me a project with a purpose. Getting surprises in the mail ain't too shabby of a benefit, either.

When I started in mail art I made a lot of carefully cut collage postcards, which was fun, helped loosen me up and build my confidence. I now enjoy making and receiving original hand drawn or hand painted art, fun little doodles, sketches, drawings that take longer to complete, copies of zines, hand carved rubber stamp prints and lino / wood block prints. Please don't be shy, I don't think you have to consider yourself "good" at drawing / painting or have ever even spent a lot of time practicing in order to doodle out and color a postcard that will delight me. My heart sings when I see people’s free hand drawings / paintings / carves, they are wonderful eye candy to me.

My mail art is often light hearted or whimsical, I hope to bring a smile and positive feelings to the recipient and also to focus my own mind in a happy direction while I create. I sometimes let myself make political or societal statements with mail art as well, though I walk a fine line trying not to bum the recipient out without offering some type of solution or hope in how we can make the world a better place.
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In August 2014 I made #6 of a mini-zine called "Another Crappy Mini-Zine".  These are printed on reused paper in black and white using my home laser printer, then individually hand colored.  The 8 page folded mini-zines usually have an easter egg which can be found by unfolding them and looking at the "unprinted" side.  I've done issues on: How cold it is in my office, how to leave an efficient voice mail, weird tidbits on raising chickens, a fan - zine of Scott drawing birds and a couple others.    

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At 8:26pm on September 19, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Thank you so much for friending, and welcome back!

At 10:40pm on August 14, 2019, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

My dear Gnome, do you still walk among us? I miss you.

At 6:54pm on April 25, 2018, Norma Soulet said…

Hi Minneapolis Gnome,

Something went out in today's mail for you.

Be on the lookout! LOL

At 10:23pm on March 24, 2018, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Esteemed Gnome, in spite of your warning, I opened the mail. Perhaps this was because you warning was INSIDE the mail. Oh well, I seem to have survived but there is now a giant woolyworm creeping around my house. He seems rather starry-eyed. Maybe he thinks he's made it to Hollywood instead of plain old Oregon. I LOVE HIM, and your delightful letter, even though it has woolyworm poop on it. Thanks for attempting to save me from this menace!

At 11:11pm on March 17, 2018, Jayne Barket Lyons said…

Hi Gnome! Just sent a friend request. I have mail art friends from afar, and thought it would be neat to have one near - and since we're practically neighbors (I'm in Lakeville). Hoping we can swap mail art! 

At 6:00am on November 17, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…
YES! I've heard the Gnome is BACK!!!! Prepare to receive some mail art!
At 12:55am on November 17, 2017, The lone ant said…

Yes it is! I will patiently wait for your return my friend :)

At 7:28pm on September 21, 2017, mariano filippetta said…
welcome back !!!
At 7:19pm on March 15, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

O my dear Gnome! What a blessing it is to know you though Mail Art! Thank you for your beautiful art and words. You lift us all up. Happy Ides of Trump!

At 5:59pm on February 27, 2017, Shellie Lewis said…

Color, paste, mail, protest. Join the #IdesOfTrump postcard protest March 15th. https://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/ides-of-trump-protest-postcards/

Minneapolis Gnome's Blog

Knit Gnome Mail Art from Shellie Lewis!

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I got an AMAZING brown box in the mail.  Honestly, it was VERY well constructed.  I've made some boxes in my day for mailing stuff, and this one put mine to shame.

But I digress!  I am not blogging about the box, I'm blogging about the fluffy blue tissue inside, which contained within it's folds A HAND GNIT, intricately tiny and well made GNOME…


Intricate botanical Postcard from Irina!

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:42pm 1 Comment

You love it!  Admit it, you ALL love it like _I_ love it, yes? 

If my job would let me change the screensaver on my work computer, this postcard from Irina in Saint Petersburg, Russia would already be my new screensaver.  I'll be hanging it on my wall so I can still get my fill of this eye candy on a regular basis.

This gorgeous, intricately designed, botanical…


Happy Birdies from Karalie landed yesterday

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

3 Happy watercolor birdies landed in my mailbox yesterday after having flown all the way from Oregon!  My partner brought them inside quickly to warm them up and they were waiting for me on my typewriter when I got home from work.  I was really glad to have a bright, cheerful, colorful image to soak my eyeballs, so I brought it with me to work today.  Before I…


Beautiful, touching mail art from April Rocco

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:22pm 1 Comment

April Rocco is an amazing mail art artist.  Everything I've ever gotten from her has been warm, earthy, gorgeous and original.  I've always been amazed at how she successfully runs hard and headlong outside the box of what we normally…




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