Cheryl penn's Blog – January 2011 Archive (21)

Blog Post for Evie Satijadi & Toni Antonius. Indonesia. The World is a Town

Mail Art Received Last Week of January 2011.

How fantastic to place a codex sticker for The World is a Town project on Indonesia. And it came in my favorite format - a boekie.  A small book made of beautiful paper - do you know that one of the tests of good paper is the sound it makes? This paper has a wonderful timbre. 

Within the stamped paper folds are tiny…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 31, 2011 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments

Ever seen a Book on the Run?

Its a heart wrenching  sight let me tell you.  When I wake on a strange Monday morning in  deletist Thought Police mode, all my books scramble for cover. They KNEW, just KNEW today was the day. Selected for recycling and make over is Bones of Contention.

This book was over 10 months in the making believe it or not.  It began life as a treatise on bones used to support…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

A Blog for Lindsay Stewart "Madame Farquharsons's Dream Alfabit

Mail Art received third week of January 2011

I ‘met’ Lindsay through Project 26 – an excellent place to be :-) She posted me my first zine – exciting! It is made from a book recently bought from a second hand store. The Book was called Charlie Farquharsons Korn Allmynack  Lindsay writes further  - “obviously in satire, most words are spelled incorrectly.  One section, Madame Farquharsons Dream Alfabit” was perfect.  Yes, another sort of 26 project  - the cover says its all – speshully…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 26, 2011 at 8:52am — 11 Comments

A Blog for Lauriana Glenny (South Africa) : Project 26 C

Mail art received 25th January 2011

Ok, just because 1) - I may be the first to actually received something for this project :-) 2) - its fantastic and 3) the more glamorous Glimmer Twin did, I'm blogging Lauriana's Project 26 contribution and  No, its not going to become a habit :-(  as ALL the work has exceeded expectations.…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 25, 2011 at 3:26pm — 14 Comments

A Blog for Alfonso Filieri - Parole e Ombre Carta e Cera Chiave e Segnalibro

Mail Art Received today 21 January 2011

I had to blog this,  because its just a fantastic.  I quoted from the Love Song of Prufrock earlier this week.  I have to do it again when confronted with Alfonso’s work :

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

T S Eliot

 

“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves

Combing the white hair of…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 21, 2011 at 1:22pm — 15 Comments

A blog for Valentine M Herman The Cheryl Penny Red - A REAL ONE!!!

Mail Art received now now.

You all know what Val's envelopes look like - right? Most of us at one or another time have had the pleasure of receiving his square missives - to be opened or not.

BUT!!!! I dont think any ONE of them has had a package like this.  Except mine.…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 44 Comments

Mail Art Book

 Mail Art Books

Just in case some of you were wondering what happened to your art once it reached the bottom of the world, here is the latest mail art book I have compiled with mail from all over the world.  It was begun in July last year.  Titled 19th July 2010 – 31 December 2010 it holds many of the mail art pieces I have received during that period which are of  similar size.    If the artwork was A6 size and the envelope bigger, the envelope was cut to fit.  Other than…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 18, 2011 at 4:51pm — 3 Comments

A Blog Post for Judy Skolnick. The World is A Town with No one In It?

Mail Art Received second week January 2011.

 

 Judith has contributed three  beautiful photo montages for The World is a Town project.  As many of you know, The Novgorod Codex, dating back to the 11th century resulted in an artist’s book The World is a Town which has slowly been fragmented into the world.  The writer so long ago laments his own personal position - a surprisingly postmodern global village lament. All the contributions I receive will form Volume 2  of…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 18, 2011 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

A Blog Post For Flanéur Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas USA) Ed and Grace.

Mail Art received 13th January 2010

You know, I dont know how she does it!  That Jen ACTUALLY gets her envelopes to my door!  In real life, here, these excellents would NEVER make it.  So I'm guessing she has some sort of enveloped control?

Jens distinctive, well made, thoughtful work is always a real pleasure to receive.  1913. That was long ago. That was First…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 17, 2011 at 12:03pm — 7 Comments

A Blog for Lancillotto Bellini The Face is a World

Mail Art received second week January 2011.

This is the first mail art I have received from Lancilotto Bellini - of Recycling Art fame.  How glad I am it is for the World is a Town project.

May I just quote you some words by T.S. Elliot?

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock  

 

There will be time, there will be time

To prepare a…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 17, 2011 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

A Blog for Julian Grant - Pupa Mask - The World is a Town Contribution

Mail Art received first week January 2011.

So here's the thing.  You DONT want to meet a chrysalis like this.  But, whats the point of a pupa? To change -  to move from one form to another. In Julian's World Town I'm guessing that people could be born in Pupa's :-)  And, living in Africa means I get an immediate connection to masks. This takes me to Picasso's 1906/07 period too, where he was influenced by African masks and Iberian sculpture. Julian is America, and Picasso was Spanish…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 12, 2011 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

A Blog for Poetamailaratfluxus Bruno Cassaglia "NoThema"

Mail Art received 1st week January 2011.









Its always exciting to receive Bruno's Mail.  The envelope bears his recognizable one line caricature - is it the poet in flux? Have you ever drawn images with your non- dominant hand,  your eyes closed?  They will look like this - asemic drawings - is there such a thing I wonder?…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 11, 2011 at 2:05pm — 6 Comments

A Blog for Whimsy and Color Theo Nelson. A Tea Bagger is replaced by The Lions in Winter

Mail Art Received first week in January 2011

















Another digital print card by Theo Nelson highlights the extremes at the top of the world and the bottom of the world.  While we are…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 10, 2011 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

A Blog for Pamela Gerard, San Francisco. Red Is Happy.

Mail Art Received 1stWeek January 2011.  Red in December. …



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Added by cheryl penn on January 10, 2011 at 1:07pm — 3 Comments

A Blog for Ruud Jannssen - ZALOP

Mail Art Received first week of January 2011.

Ok - I got a word - a LARGE FLUXUS WORD from Ruud - an EXCLAMATION word - know what I mean?

My task I  believe is to promote this as a word and determine meaning for this word. Promote - tick - I'm starting a Group.  Meaning - tick - ZALOP means "ABSOLUTELY NOT NO WAY NEVER NADA NIX". It is to be said in an EMPHATIC…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 8, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

A Blog for Marcia Cirillo - Lost in Transit.

Mail Art received 1st Week Jan 2011.

O dear sometimes this happens? A kind of ZALOP (see next blog) envelope hits your post box.  I received this from Marcia Cirillo:

I didn't need to open it - it was already open, frayed open.

"You will find…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 8, 2011 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

A blog post for Angie Cope Whacked by an Alpha Male in the Mail

It has been a whack of a mail week from Angie Cope – FAB! I received her Alpha Man which I have seen alpharing around IUOMA, strutting his stuff. Angie kindly forwarded this from a local newspaper as I think the sculpture on Lake Michigan is fantastic.…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

A Blog Post for Marie from Richmond, VA, USA A Bright Green World

Mai Art received last week of December 2010.

Marie has been very quiet - nice to see you back :-)

This is Marie's contribution to The World is a Town Project.  I confess to being a little stymied?? But, I'm keen on keeping everything intact and green - the starry world of the un-intact goat. Thanks Marie - good to hear from you…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 5, 2011 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

A Blog Post for Herr Erni AKA Chocteabiscuit - Is the World a Town or What?

Mail Art received the LAST week of December 2010





















Erni Bär keeps telling me to STOP MAKING SENSE!

He’s even writing that line to me on the outside of envelopes now.  …

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Added by cheryl penn on January 3, 2011 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

A Blog Post for Michalis Kotsaris - Metropolis

Mail Art Received End of December 2010.

























The Crimson Giant and the Tower of Babel is obviously  not over.  Michalis sent me a VERY interesting card which references the movie Metropolis  by Von Fritz Lang.  This movie is set…

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Added by cheryl penn on January 1, 2011 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

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