June 2012 Blog Posts (224)

Oh! For the love of TRASH!

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…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 19, 2012 at 5:36pm — 29 Comments

Carina Day at IUOMA! Carpe Diem!

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…


Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Gentle Reminder from Carina

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…


Added by DKULT on June 19, 2012 at 3:28pm — 4 Comments

Enigmatic Apocalyptic Wishes from Connie Jean

On the cusp of Mayan greetings ...




Added by liketelevisionsnow on June 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Wood Score by Mike Dyar/Eat Art.06.2012

a driftwood piece ensconced in a thick piece of corrugated cardboard...a great surprise from Mike *!*

Added by Amy Irwen on June 18, 2012 at 8:10pm — 1 Comment

Mr. Twig and his Big Step, the Mr. Twig Studies, his artist's vision, and his artist's as-yet fruitless instructions: by David Stafford, who has the patience of a saint

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: 

The painting is 14"x14", and Mr. Twig is haptic. He is real and strokable. And he is on his way up into something many of…


Added by Nancy Bell Scott on June 18, 2012 at 8:00pm — 28 Comments

Diamond Jubilee/the Queen.received from Dean Marks.France.06.15.12

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…


Added by Amy Irwen on June 18, 2012 at 7:48pm — 4 Comments

At the Royal Concert Hall by Guido Vermeulen. Belgium.rcvd 06.15.12

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...…


Added by Amy Irwen on June 18, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments

"This is not a trash book" - NBS

"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. 

Artaeological ruins created this beauty reminiscent of an ancient hand fan, very cool. I love it. …


Added by Alicia Starr on June 18, 2012 at 4:31pm — 4 Comments

Stephanie Blake and the Invisible Tower

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…


Added by David Stafford on June 18, 2012 at 12:19am — 2 Comments

Carina Granlund asks, "Are You Pretty?"

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,…


Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Lesley Magwood Fraser Life Studies

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…


Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

Art in Book Form: Sally Wassink; Katerina Nikoltsou, & Cheryl Penn

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...…


Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 8:01pm — 5 Comments

A Girl from Kloof

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…


Added by David Stafford on June 17, 2012 at 7:55pm — 3 Comments

Exhibit # 22 Small Things from Theresa Williams

Added by PIRO on June 17, 2012 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Vistiophobia (from Thom Courcelle)

Thom Courcelle sent a rather informative envelope, you should read further on if you also are used to the strong need to get rid of your clothes... 

I love the stamp, looks so great! Thank a lot, Thom!!

(Vistiophobia: being afraid of clothes ...…


Added by Svenja Wahl on June 17, 2012 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Extraterrestial art from planet Susannia

 Received a new wonderful collage from Susanna Lakner, don't miss her super-blog: planet-susannia.blogspot.com/

I love it!!

Added by Svenja Wahl on June 17, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Wooooooiiii - Goose arrived in Amsterdam

Thank you Stripy Goose for #78/365 'Waiting for the tea party to start'. What a great idea to make a series for every day of the year. Good luck with the other uuuuh... 287.

Added by Suus in Mokum on June 17, 2012 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

A beautiful double-sided work from cheryl!

I'm so late in posting this.  And hopefully I won't screw it up since this is a first. I love the way the stitches take on greater or lesser prominence depending on the colors…


Added by Peter Goudaman on June 16, 2012 at 10:35pm — 5 Comments

Blue from Greece

Katerina and me love blue with a passion. This is another great piece for my i-am-collecting-blue-mail-art-collection.

Added by Suus in Mokum on June 16, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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