Minneapolis Gnome
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  • Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis Gnome commented on Thom Courcelle's blog post Something More Than Mail Art (SMTMA): Minneapolis Gnome
"OMG - your praise is overwhelming, Dear Sir! I'm glad you liked it, I have been a fan of your mail art and knitting for quite some time and wanted to make something properly expressive of my appreciation. I'm grateful it seems to have done…"
Mar 27
Toni Hanner -- tonipoet left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"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!"
Mar 15
Minneapolis Gnome left a comment for Shellie Lewis
"3/15/17 Postcard protest to the "So Called" POTUS?  Yes, count me IN!!!  Thanks for letting me know about it!"
Feb 27
Shellie Lewis left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"Color, paste, mail, protest. Join the #IdesOfTrump postcard protest March 15th. https://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/ides-of-trump-protest-postcards/"
Feb 27
Minneapolis Gnome posted photos
Feb 20
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome, for your great mail! I've posted it  there."
Feb 19
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Karalie's photo
Feb 10
Sa Mue left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"Thank you so much for your friendly coimments, dear Minneapolis Gnome. That will encourage me to continue in this way. On my website you can see little drawings on play cards with marocain…"
Feb 7
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Dentellebleue's photo
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2013 - pensées

"These are very beautiful and well paired with the postage"
Feb 7
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Sa Mue's photo
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menara2

"You make it look easy, but the perspective is perfect and the colors are so rich, the shading is awesome "
Feb 7
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Sa Mue's photo
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Teppichstrasse

"Gorgeous"
Feb 7
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Sa Mue's photo
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old door

"I love this style"
Feb 7
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Art Tower is all HEART!
"Fantastic!"
Feb 6
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Richard BAUDET's photo
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thank you Phillip Lerche

"Cutie birdies!!  Watercolor blending together!  Perty!"
Feb 1
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Brian Fuchs's photo
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Mushroom Mail Art - Front

"(I'm a Gnome, how can I NOT love this?)"
Feb 1
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Brian Fuchs's photo
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5 Women Postcard - Back

"That's beautiful!  I love the back and how the art goes all around the stamps, counts the postage for the postpeople and incorporates the return address, that's super!"
Feb 1

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
February 2014
My Website:
http://www.geocities.ws/gnome_reserve/GnomeHome.html
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.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
E-mail through IUOMA messages

ANOTHER CRAPPY MINI-ZINE:

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 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/

At 12:49am on February 19, 2017, Heleen de Vaan said…

Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome, for your great mail!

I've posted it  there.

At 5:04pm on February 7, 2017, Sa Mue said…

Thank you so much for your friendly coimments, dear Minneapolis Gnome. That will encourage me to continue in this way. On my website you can see little drawings on play cards with marocain motifs.

http://www.samue-kunst.de/acryl/Marokko-Skizzen/spielkarten.html

http://www.samue-kunst.de/acryl/Marokko-Skizzen/Marokko_Skizzen.html

At 1:55am on February 5, 2017, Shellie Lewis said…
At 12:44pm on February 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

Yep! EEEEK indeedy Gnome. that mouse does not move from where I can see it. It lights up my spirits.

At 12:29am on January 27, 2017, Melissa Wand said…

Thanks for the pin card. I blogged it!

At 3:45am on November 12, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

MG, here's something to lift your spirits today (I hope it works)

http://giphy.com/gifs/love-comfort-knitting-3oriO6qJiXajN0TyDu

At 7:27pm on November 3, 2016, A.Hennig said…

Thank you for the nice compliments - if you would give me your address, I love to send you a mail art....

At 2:59am on September 1, 2016, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hello MN. Gnome--thanks for the reinforcement. Part of the reason to question the e-mail is that it purported to come from Ruud, but the details of my app said that it came from Mail Art Martha--who would never attempt such a thing, I'm sure. So I decided to go to the 'master communicator' himself for an answer. The mystery continues.

Minneapolis Gnome's Blog

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,…

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Beautiful, touching mail art from April Rocco

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

April Rocco is an amazing mail art…

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Art from Shellie Lewis Received May 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

Back in May of this year, Shellie Lewis sent me some beautiful mail art.  Now that I'm uncovering my mail art and slowly trying to get back into the swing of mail arting again, I wanted to write a long overdue blog about it so everyone could enjoy it.

The large picture of gently…

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Thom C. improves world, provides balm to artist's soul

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

(Luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis gets Mail art from Thom C.)

Hi, this is the luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis reporting live from St. Paul, MN.  I just received the most supportive, warmest, most…

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