Cheryl penn's Blog – August 2011 Archive (8)

The World is a Town from Ambassador "E"

After WEEKS of ZALOP mail from Ambassador E, the World is a Town finally arrived. No Insomnia in this bright place! A beautiful accordion book made of the thickest  card. The cover of the book is also the envelope - dual purpose - something like a town INSIDE the world?

The people in "E"'s world race and dance in bright colors, skipping along yellow brick roads.  I want…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 20, 2011 at 3:43pm — 3 Comments

Greek Summer in my Post Box

From Katerina Nicoltsou and Georgia Grigoriadou

I KNOW these two are enjoying sun and sand - aside from telling us so - their work LOOKS like it!  This is one lady on IUOMA that I KNOW heart matters to.  MomKat is supportive of everyone, sends out work like a MACHINE and collaboratives with a giving spirit ALL THE TIME!! The heart is an asemic matter too for sure - we unconsciously write on it and into it ALL  the time. A tablet of living flesh. Thats what this looks like.…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 18, 2011 at 1:23pm — 26 Comments

Sacrificial Artifact - Karen Champlin - U.S.A

I have had to wait so long for this.  If ever, in a hundred years, THEY dig in my cupboards, THEY will know that this is a genuine artifact.  Its asemic, poetic and authentic. Its Karen of course. Wrapping cardboard daggers in red thread, pasting  onto paper slabs. And the back says, Happy Birthday.

K.C. - SO great to see you again :-)…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 16, 2011 at 1:31pm — 8 Comments

The Ether. Marie Wintzer - Japan

I wonder if the Ether is like Camelot? I dont know, in the half light I thought I heard Lord Tennyson. The faintest of echoes in a winter sky.

"There she weaves by night and day

A magic web with colours -grey-

She has heard a whisper say,

A curse is on her if she stay

To look down to Camelot"

Like Free Falling I guess.

She tries…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 18 Comments

My Triple Turn from Marie Wintzer - Japan

We had been in despair Marie and I about lost Mail Art.  I know its part of the process, but ALL THAT WORK – just lost in the Ether – it doesn’t seem fair somehow.  But yesterday was different. Yesterday was My Triple Turn.

First off – a shoe polish box Marie found at an antiquarian in Prague. A shoe polish box that went from Prague, to France, to Japan and is…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 9, 2011 at 2:08pm — 10 Comments

From Nancy Bell Scott - Hint - The Other Side

I KNOW altered books - they're my 'thing' - Nancy could not have chosen a better medium to send me.  It is interesting that she imposed collages and asemic writing on pages of pre-written text, torn from their original moorings  - I mean -  this page is already written. It HAD meaning. It was an insular world, a concluded entity. 

And Nancy changed its meaning, its…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 5, 2011 at 6:12pm — 15 Comments

Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia - From Lesley Magwood Fraser

There's all sorts of jargon that that only those in the know know - right? 

Ficus Burkei Miq, Natalensis Hechst. Lycium Persum. The good news - they all grow in Selinda and Umtali and Chirinda. Hope that helps????

Seriously - Les has created her own…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 2, 2011 at 1:49pm — 7 Comments

Dancing Skeletons from Theresa Ann Williams

I received an intricate collage from Theresa featuring asemics, iconic images and dancing skeletons. A clue to the contents was on the front of the envelope – “It’s a good week for lovers of old-school monster Reade, the godfather of stop-motion animation.” Reade (1927 – 1998) was of course the Australian who created the character Pepe – an animated propaganda cartoon character in Cuba.  Theresa and Stamped Theresa's :-) X…

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Added by cheryl penn on August 2, 2011 at 11:58am — 14 Comments

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