Sometimes, living on a 7 acre plot, where it was routine to dig holes and bury trash in bygone years, has it's advantages. DK wanders the streets of Elgin, eyes wide open for bits of this and that. Me, I tend to hunt in my own backyard: Piney Creek Acres.
Last week, I was walking the dog and the sun glinted off something shiny and black! I couldn't…Continue
I thought about hijacking at DK's blog, but let's make it a "C-Day" with three blogs for Carina's great mail art.
Wonderful envelope arrived in Greece today, and also fantastic contents!
For today and everyday: Seize the Day! Carpe…Continue
I'm really amazed by Carina's techniques. I don't know how or where she gets these vintage transparent overlays, but this piece is perfectly balanced . This is in response to a trashbook I had sent her that said "Be Safe". I love how she has worked this into her return piece. Carina is an amazing talent and each piece has her signature on it, but yet they are all so very…Continue
On the cusp of Mayan greetings ...
David sent me a huge box with the incredible following items back in March. The tale's main subject, Mr. Twig himself, reveals a tentative but brave grace as he starts up David's watercolor-painted stairway into a cave marked The Secret of the Ages:Continue
the Diamond Jubilee for the Queen Mother....Dean sends mail art while on the road...how does he do that? I would have to bring my entire kitchen island plus have a portable sewing machine!! Hats off to you Dean *!* why does the Queen have bar…Continue
to me, I see a "Monster" that has engulfed the Concert Hall *!*
Very intriguing "Dream Fragmentation in Numbers" by Guido..
and...a collage guide to Guido's project in 2012...…Continue
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"It could be a dash pad because it happened so fast." Nancy claims these were papers, acetate, book pages, etc just thrown together, punched and tied with a string. Nancy Bell, you certainly have the 'knack' for throwing things together.Continue
Okay, the invisible tower is a stretch but bear me out here...Remember when you had huge CD towers poised like monoliths around your stereo? (Remember using the word "stereo?") Well, gradually and not so gradually those towers have been disappearing, fading into the limbo of orphan technologies. And there...is your invisible tower which is what Stephanie has condensed into one piece with multiple purposes: 1) archiving not just the covers themselves 2) but more importantly the experience of…Continue
You better believe it!!! But so, also, is Carina's amazing artwork sent to me!
This is definietly a mixed media piece. I think it is collage with quite a lot of tape-transfer technique imagery. But there are some hand-penciled embellishments, too. Overall a stunner! Thanks bunches,…Continue
This piece is a response from Lesley to a New Yorker article I read and sent to her about figure drawing. (Lesley is always terrific at working on a theme or quotation that we happen to exchange back and forth--she is a great art conversationalist in that sense!) I suppose this piece of mail art could have been included in my post of recently received Book Form artworks, because it is an accordion-style piece. But it works as a single artwork when opened up as well. It's hard for…Continue
Several have been received of late. The most miniature example of the collection was a brilliant one from Sally Wassink (California, USA) and arrived in its own minature envelope...…Continue
Lesley Magwood Fraser and I have a little dialog going about art, what it is, whether we can legitimately call all our creations art. On the days when my meds haven't reached stun I tend to be less sanguine about my own projects. Lesley, on the other hand, is filled with the hopefulness that Kloofians are famous for. To bolster her argument she, like Katerina before her, quotes Warhol to good effect. One thing is clear, Lesley's drawings are chuffworthy. Like most Kloofites she profits from…Continue
I love the stamp, looks so great! Thank a lot, Thom!!
(Vistiophobia: being afraid of clothes ...…Continue
Received a new wonderful collage from Susanna Lakner, don't miss her super-blog: planet-susannia.blogspot.com/
I love it!!
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