David Stafford's Blog (188)

Super Megathon Blogarama Deluxe-a Go-Go IV: The Umpire Strikes Back

Brooke C. of Seattle sent my mom this fresh collage/painting. Alas, to complain about too much rain is not something we ever do in New Mexico. Would that we could. But your collage is still lovely, Brooke.…


Added by David Stafford on September 13, 2018 at 12:31am — 6 Comments

Super Megathon Blogarama Deluxe-a Go-Go

From outta the blue Nadia of Barcelona sent me this monster on wrapping paper, just the kind of spontaneous effort I like to see crossing the ocean in search of meaning. Thank you, Nadia.…


Added by David Stafford on September 12, 2018 at 2:41am — 3 Comments


As some of you know, I have been in California every other month for the past three months. (More on that later) That means I received lots of mail art which I haven't been able to get to for a while. This megablog, with an emphasis on brevity, is meant to address that and catch up with all the good stuff you've been…


Added by David Stafford on June 11, 2018 at 10:39pm — 11 Comments

Stripygoose, Brooke Cooks, Richard Canard, Nadine Wendell-Mojica, and Rebecca Guyver

Stripygoose sent me this Cool Cardboard Crowing Cock Collage (C.C.C.C.C.), which resembles a museum exhibit in this setting. A Cave Carving from the Age of Cardboard. (C.C.A.C.) Thank you, SG.…


Added by David Stafford on March 6, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Year o' the Dog: Our Entry for 2018

Added by David Stafford on February 19, 2018 at 1:28am — 8 Comments

Carina Granlund, Angie Cope, StripyGoose, tic tac, Keith Chambers, Marie Wintzer, Alicia Starr Ryan, Katerina Nikoltsou & Nancy Bell Scott

Kitchen Litho from Carina in far off Petsmo. Wunderbar.  (Can you really do lithography with just things found around the kitchen? If so, I want to try it). And the envelope, please.…


Added by David Stafford on February 11, 2018 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

Jose, Marie and Janine

Out of the blue Jose Nogueira sent me this wonderful package of stuff. This was the envelope. Inside:…


Added by David Stafford on January 17, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments

Carina and Nadia and Stan and Jay and Richard and Jon and The Keys Family Media Group featuring Lord Phlegm

There's an old Buddhist saying: When a person gives you a dog don't thank them until they give you a second dog. Probably a poor translation but I think the meaning is quite clear: I now have the two dogs. It's time to thank. Above: Dog one. We like to keep him on a lead otherwise he gets carried…


Added by David Stafford on November 22, 2017 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Carina and Katerina in the Fall

Is it a halloween card, a birthday card or just an old photo of cafe society circa 2017? I'm not sure but for our purposes here we're callin' it a Halloween card from Carina of Finland. Thank you, Carina. Below we have placed the card in a traditional "scary" tableau relevant to our national holiday of…


Added by David Stafford on October 29, 2017 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments


The Family DKult sent a huge package of things (most of which I've returned) (as required by law). As you can see from the Inset Carina G's laughing horse was included in the mix, not once but dos, and, as I discovered somewhat tardily, also in the package was an Anthead Super Collabo-zine add-and-pass which…


Added by David Stafford on September 13, 2017 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

Stamps from Borderline Grafix, Miguel Jimenez, Keith Chambers and Henry Denander

The allure of artistamps is irresistible. So many mini-canvasses, so many great graphic forms to riff on, plus perfs! Here are four different artist approaches beginning with Borderline Grafix's homage to the classic "good girl" graphics from the Golden Age of comics.…


Added by David Stafford on September 11, 2017 at 10:02pm — 4 Comments

D-Kult Insta-Blog

The stated purpose of the D-Kult Insta-blog was, as established during the IHOP Convention of 1953, to decrease intra-state tensions by getting the gratitude out in real time. It wasn't until June of this year that an app has allowed this to happen. We're extremely grateful to Bob Simms aka…


Added by David Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Incoming from Richard Canard

Richard Canard has sent me baskets of stuff, mostly wisdom strained through Richard's over-active spleen. (It is widely acknowledged that Mr. Canard and I suffer from the same splenetic condition). Richard quotes Gore Vidal: "There is no human problem which cannot be solved if people would simply do…


Added by David Stafford on June 19, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Incoming from Rebecca

Rebecca sent me this lovely sewn muted abstract which I'm not sure I have placed on the page correctly. Also some prints with a familiar theme.…


Added by David Stafford on June 18, 2017 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Incoming from Katerina

Two separate postals from Katerina of Thessaloniki. Music and Valentines. No post from Katerina would be complete without……


Added by David Stafford on June 18, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Incoming from tictac

tictac sent me some prototypes of her new lemon squeezer which she has helpfully accessorized for American audiences. Also her Xmas greeting. Also her Georgia O'Keeffe stamp. And all imbued with her characteristic wryness and precision.…


Added by David Stafford on June 17, 2017 at 9:53pm — 6 Comments

From Vizma Bruns

The Viz from Down Under where it is just about to be winter, sent me this heavily redacted document whose meaning is still being parsed by our security staff. Also enclosed were some clues and $10,000 in hard cold cash should we need it. All of which were sent in this....…


Added by David Stafford on June 15, 2017 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

From Wen Rodgers

Wen in Maryland sent this cool postcard which swam across the dusty desert to Santa Fe. In the distance we see the angry maw of the looming surveillance state or it could also be Googly Eye Island, a vacation paradise. The choice is yours. Also from Wen…


Added by David Stafford on June 15, 2017 at 6:08am — No Comments

Prints, Boekies, and more from Carina Granlund

Two stunning prints from Carina of Petsmo. Plus...

A boekie which…


Added by David Stafford on June 14, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Unknown in Seattle

Someone in Seattle was kind enough to send me this elaborate overlaid series of drawings plus an angry rabbit. There's a lot to parse here so I gave the viewer three baselines to choose from. Thank you, kind…


Added by David Stafford on June 14, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments



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