Carolyn Cline's Blog (171)

The times they are a’changing.

 I’m slowly changing from one-on-one swaps to just participating in add and passes exclusively.

Added by Carolyn Cline on May 11, 2019 at 10:18pm — No Comments

David Stafford Sent Treasures

In answer to Dave’s PSA where he mentions his gofundme page and how awkward it can be (albeit necessary) to seek public funding, I sent the man some funky Flux Bux. In what I can only surmise to be humble gratitude, he has sent me his postcard entitled “Awaiting Full Erasure.” I really like it, especially the color wash. 

AND on the reverse, a scrap of faux wood shelf paper to add to my “collection.” I just don’t know how to thank him! I didn’t even HAVE a collection till now! I AM…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on April 2, 2019 at 6:57am — 1 Comment

Thank you, Julie Dennehy!

This envelope arrived seriously bloated with add &passes! It also brought me a mighty fine postcard

Added by Carolyn Cline on April 2, 2019 at 6:09am — No Comments

Thank you, Kristen Hermanny!

Kristen, the envelope was beautiful, both horse and calligraphy! And I enjoyed your letter and appreciate your sharing the card. I will use it. I love how the light catches the colors on the tape—makes it very eye catching. I used to make cards, but haven’t for a long time. Everyone likes getting a handmade card!…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 30, 2019 at 1:52am — No Comments

Thank you, Jade Hutchinson

Received 2 Add and passes from someone I have not met at the mailbox, Jade Hutchinson. And they came in a very cool envelope!

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 29, 2019 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Bonniediva made me cry!

Honest to Pete, this Bonzine made me laugh that hard!

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 29, 2019 at 11:32pm — 1 Comment

Thank you, Mim!

Yay, the circle add and pass started by Amber has arrived! I will torture it for a while and send it on!

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 29, 2019 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Thank you, Aponte!

Your nifty cardboard postcard just arrived! Love the color layers you do as well as the designs one atop the other. Interesting book list ,too. We  is the only one I’ve read.   And that looks very odd since I can’t turn off the underline!…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 29, 2019 at 12:38am — No Comments

Thank you, Artful Writer

what a graceful envelope and letter! The silver calligraphy with black paper is so elegant. And it was fun to read about Australian autumn just as we had an exceptionally warm day. Sure enough, we’re due for possible snow this weekend. The little snails are soft and silky. Definitely strokable.

I especially like the “All Creatures Great And Small” bookmark. It’s a lovely song and I am crazy about critters and books.

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 29, 2019 at 12:19am — 1 Comment

Thank you, Carmen Kennedy

Ooh, there’s a Star Trek stamp on Carmen’s pretty turquoise printed envelope! I’ve got a husband who is going to like this as much as I do!  She’s sent me three add and passes, too. One is folded into an airplane and I’m just hoping I can fold it back into the right shape after I have my way with it.…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 26, 2019 at 2:22am — No Comments

Thank you, Jean Jackson!

My first mailart encounter with Jean was this cool envelope carrying a smorgasbord of stamps. Inside the envelope, I found a two sided card and a delicate tiny notecard.…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 26, 2019 at 2:04am — No Comments

Thank you, Richard Baudet!

Richard is famous for his calligraphy, but he’s making some very interesting collages eon his envelopes lately. I am a grateful recipient! And inside the envelope, there are two add and passes, one full page and one smaller booklet. Also included, a note for me and another that I will pass along, requesting that he not be included in add and pass rounds.…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 26, 2019 at 1:46am — No Comments

Thank you, Katerina!

Momkat sent some very coordinated mail art! A lovely orange and lemon postcard, an orange/lemon/green add and pass, and the envelope has stamps with a little orange, lemon, and lime coloring. Very refreshing!

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 26, 2019 at 1:33am — 1 Comment

Thank you, Jane Marlin

I received a generous tube of mailart from Jane. She sent me a linoprint with a bunny, fields and mountains 

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 25, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Thank you, Ed Giecek!

Ed Giececk, the backbone of my Add and Pass hobby, sent me this envelope with a mighty egghead, and two Add&Pass pages and an Add&Pass booklet made from his incoming envelopes.…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 24, 2019 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Thank you, Olathe Post

Received big ol’ envelope from Bill. Ain’t it purty? Watercolored ink drawing, artistamp, and a spiffy sticker. Inside,  a stash of watercolored artistamps made by Mr. Olathe himself and a page of perforated collages.…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 20, 2019 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Thank you, David Stanley Aponte

I received this very interesting postcard from David. The front has layers that I think may include tiny words here and there. I have looked and looked but still am not sure. The back is a stylized skull with the words, “LART EST MORT.”…

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Added by Carolyn Cline on March 20, 2019 at 1:22am — No Comments

Thank you Fleur Helsingor!

Fleur sent a patterned envelope including an Add&Pass booklet made by ex posto facto—the cover made from one of epf’s 

Fluxus Bucks— and some nice pieces of mailart ephemera.

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 20, 2019 at 12:05am — No Comments

Thank you, Discoflux

From my same city neighbor, I received  a colorful envelope, a page of anagrams (great gift for someone who likes words as I do), and a new handmade bookmark to add to my growing collection.We go through many books at my house.

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 19, 2019 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Thank you,Ed Giecek!

I am deeply honored to have been given the appellation of egg head!

Because...wait for it...egg head’zz are schmart. And because I am in such good company!

Added by Carolyn Cline on March 9, 2019 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

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