"Thanks for the kind comments, folks. Any distressed elements must've happened before painting, probably when I cut off these bent ends of the box my bamboo backscratcher arrived in. Highly recommended, by the way. The backscratcher, that is."
"Your mail arts are so varied, Jan -- exploratory and insightful. I'm lucky to be on your card list this year. Maybe you'll continue into another year, I hope. This has a primally asemic flavor to it, and I love it."
"P.S. Re: the top two images in post below of crushed+twisted can from Hamburg: in blogging I saw the first image as The Big Dipper, and the second image -- same can -- as a flower. Have to love possibilities."
Hi Nancy, I am writing from Germany and have seen some of your collages by accident!
I am really fascinated by them, because I am also a fan of collage and love to work with different papers and materials. So I would love to exchange mail art with you and send you something of myself the next days!!
Nancy Bell! What a loverly surprise to find your envelope in my mail box. I knew it was yours immediately. Isn't it interesting how we can recognize the "voice" of our mail art pals? Loved the beautiful little three-scrappers. They make me want to get back to my happy art fun room--soon, soon, soon. Thanks so much.
Wow, Nancy -- thank you so much for the 3-scrapper! Your work is just completely amazing. I love the text (which I have to try to read) and the layers of torn paper, the ink and paint--everything about these is wonderful. Your envelope is groovy, too. And Happy Birthday!
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