Mail-art by IUOMA member Douglas Galloway (Cherry Valley, California, USA)
November 17, 2010 - Douglas Galloway - a new member of the IUOMA - has been sending out some… Continue
Added by De Villo Sloan on November 18, 2010 at 11:40am —
I like to receive RCBz's japanesque cards, his wild imagination never fails to impress. Japan's Shintoism is largely based on Animism, and I'm not surprised if a shrine worshiping a giant amaryllis actually existed somewhere (it would be less weird than the cult of the Giant Penis in Kawasaki, true story, check it out).
I like the back of the card because the red symbol could also represent the typical gates of a shrine, to… Continue
Added by Marie Wintzer on November 18, 2010 at 11:04am —
Mail Art Received Beginning November 2010.
Across the ether eye RCBz spotted a title that tickled his keyboard.
The result was a series of 10 postcards which will be collated into a book. The first problem Alexander encounters is the Rubik's Cube. As opposed to ONE Gordian Knot, over 100 million cubes… Continue
Added by cheryl penn on November 18, 2010 at 8:14am —
Added by Natasha Jabre on November 18, 2010 at 1:47am —
I mailed John a "happy Fall" piece and he responded in kind. There is a very wonderful 8x11 piece of art in the package but my scanner is smelling strange so I'm stopping using it until hubby gets home. But here's what I could capture and love as much as the art (sorry John). He stuffed a lipton tea bag with treasures. The map, I believe marks in green where he is. Then there's the asemic. Is that right De? The grocery list! I cracked up.
He sent a bunch of delightful Vispo as I am now… Continue
Added by Karen Champlin on November 17, 2010 at 8:39pm —
Great piece of retro art. So simple, small but BOLD! Love it! Thanks Jon
Added by Karen Champlin on November 17, 2010 at 3:39pm —
Austin captured stained glass on paper with this beautiful piece created while listening to "Cryptical Envelopment" by the Grateful Dead. Thanks Awesome!
Added by Karen Champlin on November 17, 2010 at 3:11pm —
My dear buddy in Greece sent me a wonderful piece capturing Fall. So warm. Thanks Katerina!
Added by Karen Champlin on November 17, 2010 at 2:52pm —
Added by Michalis Kotsaris on November 17, 2010 at 2:13pm —
Mail-art by IUOMA member Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)
November 16, 2010 - I was very pleased indeed to receive a new mail-art piece by Jen Staggs. She is doing very unique… Continue
Added by De Villo Sloan on November 17, 2010 at 11:00am —
November 16, 2010 - This ambiguously signed and cryptically messaged mail-art arrived a few weeks ago. Unless I am losing it entirely, this technically adept (hardly Old School) image depicts a number of episodes chronicled in my previous IUOMA blogs:
1) The Mars Bar is a…
Added by De Villo Sloan on November 17, 2010 at 11:00am —
Henry's little booklet is a short story about a poet who finds his poems expressed in paintings done by an artist who has never read his poetry. "And the more I see," states the narrator, "the more connections I find to things I've written this summer, I become really perplexed. I find painting after painting with titles or motives that are based on the poems I've written. It feels like I'm in a vacuum, everything else… Continue
Added by Bifidus Jones on November 17, 2010 at 3:20am —
Thanks Douglas for this great card. When I first looked at it, it looks like an envelope and I checked for the flaps - it has a definite 3D look.
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 2:17am —
I love the stuff Jen sends through the mail. This sewn piece arrived safely and in beautiful condition.
I love that Jen is making her own stamps that represent her style.
Thank you Jen! I love having this. It's been on display since it arrived which is why it wasn't in the scanning cue ... until… Continue
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 2:13am —
Lisa sent this rather scary creature to the Snook a while back. He's been too scared to scan it but here it is tonight.
Very gorgeous (IMHO)! …
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 2:00am —
I am not well versed in death music or literature so I honestly don't know what to make of this.
On the surface I love the play of text with music, black with ivory, the hidden images beneath the surface on the back.
Then, Karl instructed me to hold it to the light.
If anyone recalls, I received mail art last summer with a similar message "Hold… Continue
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 1:38am —
I love the pixie postage stamp and the hidden drawing beneath the address.
Andy demonstrates a certain rebellion by not writing the address on the side with instructions "The address to be written on this side." What a rebel!…
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 1:29am —
You won't find a leaf like this anywhere but in Seoul.
Koreans are some of the kindest most intelligent people on the planet. This work of art is really spectacular to behold. The leaf is a mosaic with all these rather small squares. It shimmers when you hold it - to touch it is to appreciate it's depths and layers. Haptic I guess they call it.
Thank you Kim. I love the cards and the… Continue
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 1:26am —
David is an honorary cheesehead who sent me a beautiful watercolor painting of Star his first dog on the "business" side of the card.
The other is a shadowy picture puzzle to find the dog. David is tricksy and arranged it so at first one looks at the car upside down. It's harder to find the dog that way.… Continue
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 1:19am —
Thank you for this great piece DJ! Love the drawing and the shout out!
I'm sure he's never heard THOSE rhymes before ... Self portrait?
Added by Angie & Snooky on November 17, 2010 at 1:00am —