April 2012 Blog Posts (357)

Beautiful painted envelope and card from Frieder Speck

I think this envelope got returned to Frieder, because it was included in another envelope and they both had cancellation marks. It's a beauty. And I love the stamps on the back as well.

The card is a cut up painting…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on April 30, 2012 at 2:14am — 7 Comments

Arte Correo from Cernjul Viviana--the colors of Argentina

Someone else who constantly amazing me by the diversity of art styles that she explores... Cerjul Viviana Marie from Argentina recently sent me this multi-dimensional-layered art piece, sent in a clear plastic/cello envelope, it had the effect of stained glass!!…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on April 29, 2012 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

Nadine Wendell-Mojica: 'Post No Bills' Over This Beauty!

I'm continually impressed and inspired by Nadine's character studies... her latest gift to me was no exception:

Nadine admirably finds reason to detail the people and characters that she comes in contact with or with whom she interacts on a…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on April 29, 2012 at 11:02pm — 6 Comments

Boo Cartledge Throws the First Pitch of the Season!

Spring FIBER ART SEASON is upon us.  There have been some quilting league upsets, some sewing machine contract trade-ups, some promising rookie youths entering the fray... But Boo Cartledge--a hometown favorite--will always make the team!!

On this fiber mail art piece by Boo, some young feller from the Indiana Braves graces the front--I daresay that this work is hand-stitched!…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on April 29, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Nadine, last but not least

not sure what 'Alicia' hair is but i'm sure i don't have it. The monkey virus took it's toll on these locks. thanks Queenie.

Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

A note of counsel via Katernina from Andy W.

How true Katerina. That man had to be a philosopher as well. Love your IUOMA stamp. Thank you Katerina. …

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Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

HUMIDITé/ SéCHERESSE

The proliferation of absolute perfection of the hero, so hopeless, will comply with the divine and providential justice of Némésis against the toy of the…

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Added by yves maraux on April 29, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments

NBS is inspired by Kat

Nancy, Yes, you nailed this. It's a NBS abstract expressionist piece and your inspiration is obvious, Katerina of course. And the cobalt blue shimmered through the glassine envelope. Gorgeous. Thanks.

Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:38pm — 3 Comments

sah aus wie-

 a rock, a ball, something he pitched through her kitchen window... take that apron off Babs and go after him. Thanks Svenja. Always a pleasure.…

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Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Blog Jam / Blog Barf

Many of you would laugh to see me sitting here on my sofa, typing this blog, SURROUNDED by mail art in layers and piles on every remaining inch of the upholstery that my butt is not taking up. I wanted to make sure that I had it all nearby as I tried to describe it.  I am having to use Nancy Bell Scott's recent invention of the "Blog Jam," which is, I think, an iteration of a tool used by Cheryl Penn in the past, and undoubtedly by others who've been overwhelmed by the blessing of mail art…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on April 29, 2012 at 9:26pm — 12 Comments

Diane K's box of marvel

Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments

For Religious Purpose Only

Diane always gives the best advice, and her inclusion of 'phone niceties' is no exception. See below. …

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Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

Paydirt-DeVillo, DK for starters

a thick envelope filled with all kinds of wonderments from DeVillo. I became light headed. not sure if was due to immediate contact with the monkey virus or pure joy. (and surprise) INcluded is an anemic vispo piece :--), a personal note :-0, the Holism Manifest of MinXus!!!…

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Added by Alicia Starr on April 29, 2012 at 8:40pm — 6 Comments

Comics + embroidery = Sarah Churchill, UK

This is no ordinary comic strip, when Sarah is on the move it's often embroidery we are speaking about and this is no exception! Unfortunately my scanned picture doesn't really show where the embroidery is, but it's the black around the text and between the strips. Sarah is telling me that this work/comic strip is to be continued.. wonderful! Thanks…

Added by Carina on April 29, 2012 at 8:05pm — 11 Comments

Another surprise from Alicia Starr: I'm looking for a sole mate!

One of her now-famous lasts arrived yesterday, and I'm in love with it: 

I couldn't be happier with my first last. Here too…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 7:37pm — 6 Comments

A surprise from Alicia Starr ...

... a surprise because these were "hidden" inside the bird I blogged a few weeks ago! Alicia asked me then "Did you look inside?" Wow: 

With it came a lyrical and poignant note typed on nice vellum: …

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Received from Kerri Pullo: two art cards

And they are intricate beauties: 

Wonderful, and they were folded into this fabulous midnight blue paper, every inch of it painted, with layers of other color and scratches peering out: 

Thank you very much,…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 7:20pm — 1 Comment

Janine Weiss awaits her Prince

Maybe she's hoping to steal him from Snow White? Walt Disney had an answer for almost anything ... we used to hope ... 

Very artistically done, Janine, and we'll show below the other side, which hints that Janine and I had a fun little talk one day about Prince Charming: …

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

Watery arts from Svenja Wahl

The first shows polar bears that were among old book pages depicting animals that I'd sent to Svenja. She sent this photo back after giving it a wonderful context, on a painted book cover: 

She says "These guys indicated to travel right back to you--couldn't do anything against it." Who knew they'd talk?? I hope they aren't telling SECRETS, Svenja.

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Dream #3 and Dream #4 from Austin Wills James

Wait, the one above is Dream #4, a gorgeous dance of color and form. Below is Dream #3:

My scanner doesn't do this subtle piece justice. The purplish-blue is intense, and surrounded by deep versions of rust color that speak to me in a big way. It…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on April 29, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

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