Heide Monster's Blog (28)

Gerrymandering by Engineers?

Yesterday amongst the boring junk there arrived a new (to me) name in MA, James Chester.  At first glance, I thought it might be envelope art, nothing inside.  But it was folded and taped with washi, intriguing! So I unfolded it.



Inside was a painted map. ( It didn't fit in my flat bed scanner, sorry I chopped off one end).  This is how an…

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Added by Heide Monster on August 7, 2019 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Color pencils from Lorella Castagnini

A lovely piece of art, with a magazine  article.  I don't read (or speak) Italian, but I believe the article is about the inventor of the hexagonal pencil: Ebenezer Wood.    The two pencils on the left  are little tiny pencils.  Its amazing how something as mundane as pencils can be new from a different perspective.…

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Added by Heide Monster on July 12, 2019 at 12:59am — No Comments

Stamps! Stamps!

Working through my pile I found the great assemblage of artistamps from Adam Roussopoulos.…

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Added by Heide Monster on July 10, 2019 at 2:19am — 1 Comment

INteractive art from Kathy Barnett

Kathy gives plenty of warning before I open the envelope- Its so cool the way she coordinates the whole package each time.  The birthday cake is a great touch. Of course I took no heed of the clear warnings.  Love the way the…

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Added by Heide Monster on July 10, 2019 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

summer books

I love the variety of cool stuff that shows up in my mail.  This time I received two books on the same day.  They are so cool, so different, and so hard to document: can't slap these babies in the scanner.  Thank you both!  Rani Goel for the book with great tips-in in the pocket and Debra Mulnick for sewn (hand and machine) paper and cloth artwork enclosed in a vintage photo folder.…

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Added by Heide Monster on July 10, 2019 at 1:34am — 1 Comment

Snail Mail Camp

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Added by Heide Monster on July 3, 2019 at 6:53pm — No Comments

And the crowd went wild

Not only was it a good mail day, it was a fantastic mail day! Ruth Giles sent me a booklet filled with doodles, random images, and quotidian sticky notes.   

Added by Heide Monster on May 29, 2019 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Catapus

From Kathy Barnett, another moving MA animal:  the catapus. …

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Added by Heide Monster on May 26, 2019 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Illuminati?

Norma Soulet sent me This lovely pin/icon.  About 4" long, made of felt and woven fabric with a crown and  few beads added on the bottom for emphasis. thanks Norma!

Added by Heide Monster on May 21, 2019 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

Prepaired busy bees

Mike Parsons is a tireless and faithful correspondent.  Today I received one of his patented folded art/envelope.  It has a queen bee pictorial check list of beer for the hot summer. …

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Added by Heide Monster on May 18, 2019 at 1:51am — No Comments

pursuing her own path

Ellie Wilsden sent me two fabulous books full of wisdom and rhymes!  Thanks so much, such fab colors too.…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 16, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

trashpo from Cor Reijn

I know what this is because Cor very helpfully labeled it.

But of course, if you wanted a surreal twist, you could label this " Not…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 15, 2019 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Effervescence

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Added by Heide Monster on May 8, 2019 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Mike Parsons sent me a largish postcard with an elevation on one side and a plan on the other.  A very elegant house, I'm guessing turn of the century to the '30s.  I base that on the kitchen which d…

Mike Parsons sent me a largish postcard with an elevation on one side and a plan on the other.  A very elegant house, I'm guessing turn of the century to the '30s.  I base that on the kitchen which does not have built in…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 6, 2019 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

Analogue Fetish

Such a cool statement, and so true for many of us.  Ruth Giles sent a wonderful package of…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 1, 2019 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Running Bird from Finland

Sabrina Schmider, who is lucky enough to be traveling, sent me a lovely duo of Finnish inspired art. The first is a Hazel grouse, though it looks like a road runner to me. Next is "mammi" package, improved with birds and butterflies.  Thanks Sabrina!!…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 1, 2019 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

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