Cheryl penn's Blog – February 2011 Archive (11)

A Blog post for John Bennett "Bedroom Fold"

Mail Art Received Last Week of February 2011

I dont know how Onward John knows he sent an avid insomniac a package of sleeplessness. But he did. Never mind all the Vispo theory attached to John's work, it struck a chord.

All the lucky ones who have received a John package know how full they are :-). My favorite:…


Added by cheryl penn on February 28, 2011 at 3:16pm — 10 Comments

A Blog for David Stafford Women At Sea

Mail Art received Last week of February 2011.


Confess I am sorry I did not make it to the evening of the book launch :-(

Woman at Sea.

HHHMMM!!! Selkie’s (seals that can shed their skin to become women) – not too bad to meet one of these if you’re THE ONE!!  Sirens (avoid these they cause shipwrecks). Loreley.

THALASSA primeval spirit of the…


Added by cheryl penn on February 28, 2011 at 2:55pm — 11 Comments

A Blog Post for Karen Champlin - Fraternization

Mail Art Received last week of February 2011.

What an excellent way to end the last week of February - an asemic tablet from Karen :-) the fraternization of letters and symbols and asemic writing to create a palimpsest of complexity.

Thank you Karen - you now have your own red box with white spots :-)


Mail art received second week January…


Added by cheryl penn on February 25, 2011 at 2:39pm — 21 Comments

Blog Post for De Villo Sloan Letter A - Project 26

Mail Art received third week of February 2011

In his discussion on  letter A, De Villo Sloan wrote that  “Chapter A is about artifacts and archaeology. Many of the images come from out-of-print books about New York  State Native American artifacts. Most of them were made by the Iroquois or related cultural groups. So the real contributing artists here are prehistoric Native Americans".…


Added by cheryl penn on February 19, 2011 at 5:38pm — 7 Comments

Blog post undate for Katerina Nikoltsou - Like the Circles of Your Mind

Mail Art Received Third Week of February 2011

This I think is one of my all time favorite pieces from excellent mail art friend Katerina.  The paint quality is fantastic - high gloss on white interspersed with Katerina's now signature tracing paper. 

My second favorite set of lyrics in the whole world - well, for today that is - as a woman, Katerina knows we are…


Added by cheryl penn on February 17, 2011 at 3:56pm — 26 Comments

A Blog for Jon Foster Take me To Your Leader

Mail Art Received First Week of February 2011

Jon was a very active IUOMA member, now he's a little quiet.  But I guess the beginning of the year stuff gets everyone on the trot.  This FAB tape transfer card of the Alexandrian Crowd - its SO going into the book Jon, so you DID contribute :-)

OF COURSE there's later - thats one of the wonderful gifts of…


Added by cheryl penn on February 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

A Blog Post for Susanna Lakner

Mail Art Received Second Week of February

With great elation I received Susanna’s beautifully crafted Letter Q contribution to Project 26 – a mythological artifact.  It even carries the fragrance of a mythological order of Flutterby.  Susanna is a fellow Alternate Realitarian I can see.

Negotiating a borderless reality, Planet Susannia is a place of special, exotic … Continue

Added by cheryl penn on February 14, 2011 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

The South African Connection

Mail art from Iona Bennie, Cape Town

Iona Bennie in Cape Town, a fantastic artist in her own right sent me this contribution to The World is a Town Project.  Made of recycled novel paper and what could be telephone book paper/newspaper ,  words lie within the frail skin surface.  Layering of many,  many words, a recontextualisation of that which has already been written.  Is that not the essence of a hyper-palimpsest?




Added by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 1:21pm — 11 Comments

The Paranormal Portugese Connection

Mail Art  from  Eduardo Cardoso (Paranormal Mail Art)

Received second week February 2011.

An Ardent Zalopist, Eduardo made the FIRST ZALOP video in the whole world! Imagine that? He sent me a ZALOP  trading card from a Duel Masters game – ok, I’m wading in the dark here??

AND another ANOMALY.   People being wheeled through the sky pursued by flying tanks…


Added by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 1:07pm — 8 Comments

A Blog for Lisa Iversen, The World is a Town

Mail Art received second week of February 2011.


Pieces of my dismantled book The World is a Town have been sent into many corners of the globe.  Sometimes I despair at receiving answers.  But then, a piece like this one from Skybridge Studio's arrives and the world is rose colored again :-)…


Added by cheryl penn on February 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

A Blog for Satu Kaikkonen The Complexities of Red.

Mail Art Received first week of February 2011.

I have seen Satu’s vispo posted at IUOMA and thought that she concentrated mainly on digital mediums.   These pieces I have received are a visual and tactile delight.

Satu has used extant text (a hint at altered book practice) - rewriting the world that is already written.  Imposing a more subtle form of meaning on a…


Added by cheryl penn on February 7, 2011 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

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