"i have kept snails in a snailarium, sort of clear box with earth and water and food so if you send me some eggs I shall try to grow the little darlings. Remember to make sure they are kept damp in voyage. Ils ont besoin de un endroit humide. Mais,la…"
I have come across 2 examples from the 19th century in Great Britain.
Postage stamps were first used in Britain in 1840.
First example: a few years later, a woman put an advert in a newspaper asking people if they would send her…"
"fried grenn tomatoes ? i don't know that one ; but Mom used to do delicious green tomatoes jam (i keep some in my Musée de la Conserve ) , and i make green tomatoes achar (ready for a cookbook) . About tomatoes from my…"
Charlotte a novel of david Foenkinos (nrf edition) is the biography of the artist Charlotte Salomon persecuted by the Nazis, refugee in France and which used the postal dispatch to spread her autobiographical work . Before dying at the age of 26, Charlotte had entrusted her drawings, collages and collection of administrative documents of her exile, to her young doctor. But having read this biography the cousin of Charlotte found the archives of the doctor and discovered that he had immersed…See More
"You are so right about the depressing thing about what is art. But may be it is changing because there is a show of traditional folk art in the Tate no less, all things made by 'the people' not 'artists' It was very refreshing;…"
i have kept snails in a snailarium, sort of clear box with earth and water and food so if you send me some eggs I shall try to grow the little darlings. Remember to make sure they are kept damp in voyage. Ils ont besoin de un endroit humide. Mais,la aduane?
You are so right about the depressing thing about what is art. But may be it is changing because there is a show of traditional folk art in the Tate no less, all things made by 'the people' not 'artists' It was very refreshing; they have shop signs, bed covers and naive paintings.
Today I got a packet, more a thick letter really. It came from France, no remittent, it contained a book by Jean-Marc Rastorfer, Graphitismes 35. Superb present. But not a wiff of any Marcel or swiss knives either. Because of all this I asume it came from you, my strange friend. So a big big thank you merci et remerci y muchas gracias. That is if you sent it, but who else?
Marcel like in Proust. Genial! I love Proust, I managed to read up to the fourth book, at the time I was travelling every day in the train. I love his descriptions of places and of things. He manages to communicate a fantastic here and now feeling.
Duchamp does not do much for me, very clever I must admit but he lacks in poesie.
The packet has not arrived yet, I will let you know as soon as it does.
Thanks for thinking of Retailia, Yves, the Queen asked me to tell you that you are in her list of Birthday Honours for next year, I think she is thinking of knighting you. But unfortunately Retailia does not qualify for micro nation as it is not at all serious. It is amazing how seriously people take their entertainment and hobbies. It was interesting to investigate Micro Nations though. Like Mail Art there is a complicated culture revolving around them, I do not think I have time for both! Sorry I did not answer earlier, not very well with la gripe and bad weather. Also I have been revising the guide to Retailia' click here for a laugh
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