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Kim JungYoun's Collages

Kim sent me a big package with two very nice collage cards, a valentine card, and a little envelope FULL of wonderful images on notepapers! Thanks, Kim!…

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MERCI Richard Baudet!

Here is another really lovely envelope from Richard B. He quotes a poem I sent to him which pleases me a bunch!

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Ayse Ugur's Monotype print PC

Another really nice piece--great color and textures. There is a quote "The real  is what resists symbolization absolutely." J.L. I'm still too new to this to know all the references--who is J.L.?

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 18, 2016 at 3:28am — No Comments

Gorgeous PC Surprise from Peta Johnston

Peta sent me this lovely card. The different shades of purple and blue paint over the text are very effective, almost like the text is submerged under water. Then the white dashes and circle are something really thick and shiny and they all look like they're rushing somewhere. I love this.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 18, 2016 at 3:22am — 1 Comment

Oh Blessed Mail Day--a package from Minneapolis Gnome!

Where to start with the Gnome's art? The envelope is of course fab, with Oscar and the special gnome artistamp. Then the A4 sized piece inside. First of all everything in the envelope, just about, was recycled, reinvented stuff I had originally sent him. Which I love! The poem on the "letter" inside was made of poetry prompts I'd sent him, alternating with his handwritten lines. He actually made a coherent narrative out of this, including illustrations! Then there is a typed letter, with a…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 16, 2016 at 3:54am — 1 Comment

Mail Art Martha!

Here's a beeyootiful digitally watercolory bottle/fish/man thing from MAM and a Vispo she says she doesn't like but I like it quite a lot--it's graphically very kicky. And, of course, the best part is the poor polar bear stamp on the envelope that came all the way from the Queendom. Thanks MAM!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 16, 2016 at 3:42am — 1 Comment

Mars!

More undies from Mars. Great postage stamps tie this all together. 

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 13, 2016 at 3:23am — No Comments

Denise Woodward's "Word House" and special "Toni" pop-up

I wish I could do this!

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Beautiful Bizarre Animal ATC's from Angie Cope

Angie's hyena (her favorite animal) is a hand-made print. The Tasmanian Tiger is hand-painted. So talented!

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 13, 2016 at 3:06am — No Comments

Yas sends me quavery kitties from Buenos Aires!

These kitties look very nervous -- too much maté? She also sent some photographs, perhaps of herself? Very lovely and oh so young!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 13, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Angie's Envelope!

Angie's envelope is worth a blog post all it's own! Love the little donkey--and I'm crazy about maps! And her artistamp is gorgeous!

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 13, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Nadia Aroca sent me this lovely card

I'm not sure if this is a handmade print or if it's painted -- either way it's very lovely. The bird (I'm guessing a magpie) is so lanky and rumpled looking. Beautiful red prints and black what-do-you-call-em's -- would those be glyphs -- I'm not too sure of the terminology. Anyway, I like…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 13, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Juana Almaguer's beautiful poem card

Here's one I think I forgot to blog earlier -- you can't tell from the photo but the paper this is written on is beautifully textured.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 6, 2016 at 1:11am — No Comments

Jon Foster Ephemera and Boekie

A package from Jon makes me smile. I love his H E L L O.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 5, 2016 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

ATC from Stan Askew

Stan has created a 3-D effect with this pointillist-y skull. I love the little library envelope it comes in.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 5, 2016 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

Beauty from Jubula

Jubula asked me for a card with 5 things about myself on it -- this is her response to me. It's really beautiful and I stopped counting the layers at 6. Even with all the layers it's very delicate.

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 5, 2016 at 1:40am — 2 Comments

LIGMA's "Rest & Listen"

Ligma's little green creature has such a wistful expression. The stamps on the envelope are wonderful!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 5, 2016 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

Collab Cut-Up by Richard C. and me

Just hooked up my 10 year old scanner to see if I can speed up the documentation process -- seems to work! Meanwhile, fun with Richard's poetry....

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 31, 2016 at 1:38am — No Comments

Part 2 of Cuan Miles' post -- I absolutely love the cut-up poem!

After computer locking up, here's the rest of the blog post from Cuan's package of mail art (I hope).…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 30, 2016 at 7:13am — No Comments

Cuan Miles of South Africa sends me some "random art"

What a fascinating package of art from Cuan. First, the envelope is made from a print I think I've seen before -- it almost looks like a book cover. Then a really strange collage that is torn and deliberately blurred--I don't know much about how this is done, maybe a transfer? People in extremely weird costumes and the word "inclusive" below them. Plus, two altered playing cards and, if that weren't enough, a wonderful cut-up poem, on the back of which is his really cool round label "Cuan's…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 30, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments

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