August 2011 Blog Posts (314)

Helen Amyes and minimal abstraction

Or just "minimal," or just "abstraction": Helen said that she is studying abstraction, when she answered my (very) appreciative comments to her posting of photos showing her abstract explorations from the same series as above.  In my view this is "advanced" abstraction, meaning it looks to me as if it came from an artist who has been through many phases of abstraction.  In any…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

"Firebird Suite" envelope painting by Guido Vermeulen

I think this is wild and wonderful:

Guido titles this "The Firebird" on the front, saying that it was "inspired by the music of Igor Stravinsky."  I can see that, and am extra delighted that this envelope painting is big: 9" x 12 1/8".  I appreciate all of Guido's work, and the size really doesn't matter to me, but he had to paint on a large envelope this time because he…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments

More fun from Nadine Wendell-Mojica

Orrin & Sadie's 1963 Christmas card:

Sadie wrote a bit more of a greeting to the recipient on the back.

Nadine wrote to me on the back, "Was this the best picture Orrin & Sadie had for their card??"  I have to wonder that along with ya, Nadine.

As a fan of Nadine's funny envelopes and fantastic handwriting, I'm including both sides:…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 9:34pm — 6 Comments

Asemic, scientific, literary mail art from Svenja Wahl

First we have the caterpillar climbing asemic writing and a branch:

Then we have the ultimate butterfly on the back:

I love the composition and subjects, and don't know how Svenja knew that I'm a wildlife creature lover, but another one graces the…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Thom Courcelle's LIAM TRA *and* amazing article about composer Will Redman's style of notation

Aug 14 Baltimore Sun article titled "Unsettled Scores":

Wow!!!  Others may know of Will Redman, but I'd never heard of him before and was…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Lovely asemic card from Katerina

Katerina's work is always graceful:

The scanner doesn't quite do the blues justice, but they're beautiful, as are the asemics. We are still hoping that an earlier one she sent with olive pits stuck on it will turn up! And because it is hard not to post envelopes and Katerina's is so pleasing, here it is:…

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Added by Nancy Bell Scott on August 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Ghostwriter Part 4 From Cheryl Penn

The mystery continues.  Beautiful work from Cheryl.  Thank you so much!!… Continue

Added by Karen Champlin on August 29, 2011 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

The Ghostwriter, Year 1500 - from Cheryl Penn

 

I think I got it now. One of the reasons why Cheryl is such an outstanding artist is because she is also a very good storyteller. Almost anything will sparkle her imagination, and her ability to create new stories knows no borders.

But just like her books are not "orthodox" books, her stories aren't either.

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Added by Marie Wintzer on August 29, 2011 at 2:28pm — 7 Comments

Received from Diane Keys

Received my first asemic mailart!

Added by chaosatlanta on August 29, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - from Lesley Magwood Fraser

 

Sometimes you hold a book in your hands and you don't understand a word of it, and strangely, it makes it even better! 

Lesley is sending me this gorgeous little book based on Sir Gowain and the Green Knight, a 14th century poem relating the adventures of a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. 

I am copy-pasting a piece from Google because I…

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Added by Marie Wintzer on August 29, 2011 at 12:39am — 7 Comments

Received from Richard Canard, USA--Ritz Bits

Another fun piece of mail art from Richard the Philosopher. The man does know how to feed a soul with thought. Thank you, Mr. Canard!…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on August 29, 2011 at 12:24am — 1 Comment

International Mail Art Project "1962-2012 - 50 YEARS OF MAIL ART in homage to Ray Johnson, from the New York CorrespondAnce School of Art"

Tecnica/Medium: libera-free

Dimensioni/Sizes A4

Scadenza/Deadline: 31st March 2012

 

Inviare le opere/Send the works to :

MAILARTMEETING ARCHIVES

c/o Anna Boschi - Via G. Tanari, 1445/B

40024 Castel S.Pietro Terme-BO (Italy)

 

NO RETURN - NO JURY - NO SELECTION

Documentazione ai partecipanti/Documentation to the participants.

Grazie fin d'ora/Thank you in advance.

Added by anna boschi on August 28, 2011 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

WHERE THE SECRET IS HIDDEN, JOHN HELD, JR., COLLECTED ESSAYS, 1979-2011

THIS IS THE NEW BOOK I AM WORKING ON. IT WILL FIRST BE AVAILABLE AS A PDF. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. THIS ARTISTAMP IS THE FIRST BIT OF PUBLICITY THAT I DEVELOPED FOR THE PROJECT.

Added by Mike Dickau on August 28, 2011 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

June 9, 1941 - from Karen Champlin

This is the date Karen wrote on the back of the card, adding to the mystery of it. Maps, train time tables, red thread, black tape. Are they going to give me the answer to what happened on that day? 

Thank you for sending, Karen, your great cards are always muchly appreciated!

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Added by Marie Wintzer on August 28, 2011 at 2:56am — 3 Comments

Svenjas secret

Svenja Wahl sent me a secret, and sorry I can´t keep it I have to show it! Sorry,   and Thank you very…

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Added by Frieder Speck on August 27, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Stitched graffity

Angela Behrend sent me two of her stitched graffity collection project. Its always a exiting moment if I see one envelopes in my postbox, always a stitched part of art in relation of the conversation we have through written words. Thank you very much!…

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Added by Frieder Speck on August 27, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

power monster

A power monster came to me, yes Power is what I need! Thank you very much Alexandra Pharmakidis.

Added by Frieder Speck on August 27, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

World is a town from Cheryl Penn

In the last days several great mailart pieces came to my Postbox. One special gem is the book from Cheryl Penn. It is not easy to blog cause you have to touch it, to smell it to capture all the dimensions of the work.

Thank you very very much Cheryl!…

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Added by Frieder Speck on August 27, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments

From Thom Courcelle

A poetic envelope from Thom Courcelle, the fellow liam traist. His reversed  stamp was on the backside, and inside were some stickers with his stamps, - I love them! Thanks!

Added by Svenja Wahl on August 27, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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