Minneapolis Gnome
  • Male
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States

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  • Sa Mue
  • Suzanne Jarvis
  • Karalie
  • Irina
  • David Victor McCoy
  • PJ Matilda
  • Maria Morisot
  • Susan Barton
  • Jade H
  • Ruth Tapp
  • Gretchen Brautigan
  • Maryann Battaglia

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Minneapolis Gnome commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post It's RED from Jokie Wilson
"Then both Jokie AND Jack Davis ROCK.  Thank you both for making trouble! - Yours in the struggle, Mpls Gnome"
Nov 21, 2017
Yayoi S.W. commented on Minneapolis Gnome's blog post Intricate botanical Postcard from Irina!
"Yes I admit!"
Nov 19, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Yayoi S.W.'s photo


"This is just gorgeous, staring up past the leaves overhead..."
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Yayoi S.W.'s photo


"The moonlight spreading across the sky - I love it!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Carmela Rizzuto's photo

from Mindaugas

"Wow, I hope you're framing these!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Norma Soulet's photo

Back of envelope from Ed Giecek

"Wow, I'm loving Ed's carves!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Norma Soulet's photo
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Norma Soulet's photo
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Esther Artizta's photo

2-365 ihanna

"Gorgeous, inspirational, I love the use of color and movement.  So awesome!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on PASCAL's photo

Catharine Brown

"I'm a Gnome, it's reasonable to expect me to 'favorite' the mushroom contents.  CHECK OUT THAT PAINTED ENVELOPE, though!  NICE!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Ti Ar Raden's photo

2017 XI 02 HHC'h Laura A

"Intricate, blue, watercolor, beautiful, I heart!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on The lone ant's photo

Envelope sent

"These are cool carves!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on museumofmailart-'s photo

Yayoi S.W. (U.S.A.)

"Fun and so happily yellow!  Has Strippygoose seen this?"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post IT is BLUE from enchanting David Stafford
"So cool!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post It's RED from Jokie Wilson
"This ROCKS!  Thanks for sharing!"
Nov 18, 2017
Minneapolis Gnome posted photos
Nov 18, 2017

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
February 2014
My Website:
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)
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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 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/

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.



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!

Minneapolis Gnome's Blog

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…


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,…


Beautiful, touching mail art from April Rocco

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

April Rocco is an amazing mail art…


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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