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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June,…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue


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BREXIT! The European Union (and friends) wave goodbye to Britain.

"A few flags are missing. And hope Turkey's flag holder doesn't get a headache. Like this very much!"
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Jul 28
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post Yay Yarn!
"Thanks Heleen. I've looked at Instax, and the 'new' 'not-a-real-Polaroid-but-we-will-pretend-it-is-for-marketing-reasons-and-hope-that-you-will-be-fooled-and-buy-one'...but have never bought one. I stick to the original…"
Jul 6
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post Yay Yarn!
"Here are some of my current Punnekins/Tricotaines hanging on an old metal candlestick. I now add a Punnekin to every canvas I exhibit, and the Punnekins have become a bit of a 'Val Trade Mark'. Behind the Punnekins and candlestick are some…"
Jul 5
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"meow...nice animation at the groups :-)"
Jun 24
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"I remember this batch processing stuff. As a graduate student I got to run a batch every evening when there was not much demand for the mainframe computer. I had a batch of about 500 cards that I had keypunched myself. There were all sorts of…"
Jun 24
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Mim Golub Scalin's photo


"I can go back even further.....I have some (un)punched cards that I used at university circa 1968. One day I will do something with them..."
Jun 23
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"Bonjour! I've used floppies in the past for my art stuff; if you go to, and then to the Floppy Disk Art section ( on the left hand side, scroll down), you'll see some of my works. I mainly used 3 1/2" floppies,…"
Jun 21
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
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SILLY STAMPS -- an appeal

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:22am 0 Comments

This is an appeal for 'SILLY STAMPS'.

What, you might well ask, is a 'Silly Stamp'?

A 'Silly Stamp' is an officially issued postage stamp that, when you look at it, makes you think, "This is silly!''

And then, ''What on earth is going on here? What could its designers have possibly been thinking when they came up with this image?"

"And, given that postage stamps (like coins, banknotes, flags, etc) are important vehicles for promotong national…


SEX BOMB SABOTAGE!! Featuring New Boots and Lacey and Sexy Panties.

Posted on December 26, 2015 at 5:22pm 2 Comments


Season's Greetings to y'all.

Great Big Collage #17 is a Special Herman End-of-the-Year Multi-Piece Great Big Collage.

Here it is:

Superbe, n'est-ce pas?

OK, so now you might be asking why 'Sex Bomb Sabotage'? Well look closely in the top left hand…


A Great Gig Collage Tribute to San Marino, and/or How I Would Keep My Children Quiet for 15 Minutes When We Went on Holiday

Posted on November 8, 2015 at 5:14pm 3 Comments

The Family Herman used to go on holiday from the South of Holland (Maastricht) to the South of France (Argélès-sur-Mer). The journey would take about 10 hours fast driving. Cries from the children "Are we nearly there yet, Dad?" would break out before we had even left the drive of our house -- which was only 4 yards long (the drive, that is, not the house). The journey to France would take us through Belgium and Luxembourg before we got to France. I would manage to keep the kids quiet for…


Dr Dolittle, what goes on in French pharmaceutical laboratories, and Sir Alex Issigonis who invented...

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

..the Mini.

Car, not skirt.

But he might have invented that too.

What he did say that is 'relevant' (I use the word with some hesitation here) is that "A camel is a horse designed by a committee".

Thank you, Sir Alex.

And now this Great Big Collage (# 15 in the series, in case you have lost count) is about animals -- animals of the "Pushmi-Pullyu" type (supposedly, a gazelle-unicorn cross with two heads) of Dr Dolittle.

I managed to sneak a…


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At 2:57am on August 3, 2017, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Bonjour Val--your vintage inspired postcard arrived recently and has been posted==thank you!

At 4:27pm on June 16, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 5:24pm on June 10, 2017, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Bonjour Mark--thanks for enlightening me about the language of stamps! I read more info about it --very interesting part of postal history. 

Are the ladies old flames of yours?  :-)

At 9:05pm on May 19, 2017, gin said…

I see I'm only your 1,765th comment. . . Ha!! wow! 

Thank you for your friendship!!! :D



At 2:44pm on March 13, 2017, chaponniere said…

bien sur c est un chapomains !

At 8:43pm on October 16, 2016, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 6:09pm on October 16, 2016, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

hahaha...yes indeed, Val,

be sure to save me a "lice" :-)

At 4:38pm on October 15, 2016, Mim Golub Scalin said…

Happy YOU day, My Dear!!

Hope your day is going splendidly.

At 1:45pm on October 15, 2016, Corgifeet said…

Happy birthday Val! 

At 1:32pm on October 15, 2016, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Happy birthday my dear Valentine!




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