Carmen Kennedy's Blog (45)

Gifts of Mail Art from Nancy Bell Scott and Nancy Nosegay...Thank you.

I love the name, Nancy, partly because it is my sister's name and also just because. 

I love the colors that Nancy Bell Scott used in this ethereal work:

I always enjoy Nancy Nosegay's playful use of ephemera.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on July 30, 2020 at 8:53pm — No Comments

New Artistamps by the Crackerjack Kid

I love the civic minded messages in these Artistamps by the Crackerjack Kid. Thanks, Chuck.…



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Added by Carmen Kennedy on July 15, 2020 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Knit Mail, It's a thing

Received this very special knit mail from Thom Courcelle: 

The knitted envelope was made from pink yarn used to make pussy hats. The contents inspire and remind me that we are not alone. Thank you, Thom.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on July 4, 2020 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Special issue of THE ARTISTAMP REVUE, thank you, Adam!

Just received my copy of the special COVID-19 issue of The ARTISTAMP REVUE from Adam.

Thank you so much for taking the time to document these artistamps relating to one of the dilemmas we find ourselves…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on June 28, 2020 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Sewn Collage from Charlotte Geister...Thank you!

The stitching is so playful and moves your eye around all the components. Charlotte created this masterpiece from old prints, pieces of old fabrics, things from flea markets and interesting items from the art-world. I love it!

The envelope in the background is mine and is on the way to…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on June 14, 2020 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Posy from Rebecca Resinski

Received another exquisite piece from Rebecca. This time her poetry was presented in a sort of folded scroll secured by a paper band. Thank you so much.

Added by Carmen Kennedy on May 29, 2020 at 9:10pm — 3 Comments

Thanks to the USPS and Mail Art friends

Thanks to the USPS for this batch of mail art and thanks to Stan Askew, Charlotte Geister, C. Mehrl Bennett, Philip Trussell, and Jon Foster for the wonderful mail art. There were no Live Animals because I was informed that they had escaped.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on May 21, 2020 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Thank you, Jon Foster

Anyone that knows Jon, knows he is a generous soul and has a prolific and diverse repertoire. Thank you, Jon, for all you do.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on April 20, 2020 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Artistamps from Adam Roussopoulos

I will never think of Boondocks in the same way.

Adam included a transcript from his family history which brought these stamps to life. Thanks for sharing with me, Adam.

Added by Carmen Kennedy on March 27, 2020 at 3:20pm — No Comments

It's a small world, afterall (Big Smile)

How wonderful is it to be part of a global mail art community. Why just in the last couple of weeks I have received mail from New Zealand (Gerda), France (Pascal), Mexico (Mim), Spain (Rafael), and many envelopes yet to be opened. Keep Safe and Keep Creating and Sharing dear ones.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on March 18, 2020 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Mail from Dear William

William Mellott sends some more fun from Taiwan. A delightful cast of rubber stamped characters escaping the reach of ?, along with a small and very manageable add and pass on a postcard. And, his envelopes always tell a story. Thank you, William.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on March 18, 2020 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Katerina's divine seascapes

I was hoping I would get one of these divine seascapes from Katerina. I love her use of lemons and torn paper, not to mention the beautiful sea blue color. Thank you!…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on March 6, 2020 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

More Proof that the world is Topsy Turvy

Mail is coming back to me instead of being delivered to the recipient, Is this a common phenom particular to Mail Artists?

Here are two examples which I have mailed again and hope they reach their intended.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on February 17, 2020 at 6:36pm — 4 Comments

Delightful Collages from the Netherlands

Received a delightful mail art package from Reina Hugh...she's making the best of winter in the Netherlands.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on February 12, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sticker Dude sends Bunny Heads by Carl Chew and more

Carl Chew Bunny Heads which I am using:

Synopsis of the snap+share mail art congress at SFMOMA...reading this was the next best thing to being there.

Thanks, Sticker…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on February 4, 2020 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Golden Mail Art...PetrolPetal

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on February 4, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Greek Fe Mail art from Katerina: Matisse and Unicorns

Katerina sends Happy 2020 wishes with her wonderful collages which remind me of Matisse's cut outs.

How cool is it that Greece issues a holiday stamp with a Unicorn?

Thank you,…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on January 26, 2020 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Can Someone Help Me Identify a piece of Mail Art?

I received this intriguing piece of mail art from Spain, I think. I would like to respond if I can figure out where to send something. Many thanks.…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on January 19, 2020 at 4:03pm — 6 Comments

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT for the Brooklyn Art Libary now online

The sketchbook I made for the Brooklyn Art Library has been digitized and is now online.

The theme of the sketchbook was Mail Art and includes my work along with bits of mail art received from others in 2019. The others include in order of appearance: DiAnn Gonzales, Celestial Scribe, Bonniediva, Richard Baudet, Barbargirl, Mail Art Martha, Stephanie Dodson, Nancy Armstrong, Borderline Grafix, William Mellott, Mikel Untzilla, Samantha Price, The Introverted Post, Joey Patrickt, Ed…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on January 11, 2020 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

Gorgeous Mail Art from Gorgeous Mail Artists

Gerda Osteneck sent me a collage, a masterpiece of fabric, embroidery, paper, and magazines. Thank you!

Kathy Barnett, the Queen of Whimsy, sent me a Cow Queen. Thank you!



Carmela Rizzuto had to mail…

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Added by Carmen Kennedy on December 28, 2019 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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