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Debra Mulnick, my Idaho neighbor, with a PC that speaks to us today

Debra sends this altered PC all about (to me) privacy, and lack of it -- the paranoia continues on the flip side with an eye, the words "exhibit D" etc. Love it! Strikes home for sure! As the great Satchel Paige said, "Don't look back, they might be gaining on you." …

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:58am — No Comments

Kathy Barnett's carnie art

My Dad used to take me to carnivals--they always frightened me a little bit but his presence beside me was total safety. Here's Kathy's take on the theme! The two-headed skeleton lives on my fridge now!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:54am — 1 Comment

Ariel Teeters' lovely little watercolor ATC

This is just simply very lovely. Thanks, Ariel! She also sends it in a washi-intensive envelope, and includes a little bit of the washi for my use later! I can always use washi!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:51am — No Comments

Michael Goodman's Fun Hand-Painted Envelope

The self-proclaimed "Old Library Man" sends this really fun envelope, with a design that continues onto the back. Very clever! Thanks, Michael!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:48am — No Comments

Melissa Wand's Favorite Place

Melissa sent me this poignant picture of an old closed up IGA grocery and the note on the back explains why it's a "favorite place" for her. I didn't think she'd mind if I shared her story.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Maryann Battaglia, fellow Oregonian, makes beautiful mail-art

Maryann says I was the first person to "reach out" to her on this site, so I am privileged to receive this absolutely gorgeous envelope and contents. I wish we had "feel-o-vision" because this envelope needs to be touched to get its full beauty. It has many layers of paint, paper, and shiny stuff, applied with exquisite care. Even the little black dots have a purpose and are very well done (they continue around the back). Within, a note from Maryann about how she likes to alter papers, and…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:34am — No Comments

Finley Union's Latest Package of Wonders Part 2

I think I got it all!

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:25am — 2 Comments

Finley Union's Latest Package of Wonders Part 1

Finley Union, a fellow Eugenian …

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 24, 2016 at 1:24am — 2 Comments

Ruud Johnson's Excellent Hand-Painted Envelope

I love this. Love it. Just love it. Thanks Ruud!

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 1:01am — 3 Comments

Moan Lisa(?) and the Crackerjack Kid

I'm too new at this game to be sure about the identities of these makers -- no I.D. except the postmark which was Cedar Rapids. And there is one clear mark from Crackerjack. If anyone can clarify for me I'd appreciate it. I really enjoy these pieces. They are hand painted, stamped, and of course, pasted, on really heavy beautiful paper that looks hand-made. …

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:58am — 3 Comments

New Poem from Richard C.

It's always a great mail-art day when I get a new poem from Richard.

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

Rachel Freeman's lovely silver bunny

I would so love to be able to draw/paint/make original art like this. I'm pretty good with a glue stick, but that's about my limit! Really nice fish stamps, too! From a former…

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

Sherri Rice's "Curious Beasts"

This PC from Sherri is just Wow! Beautifully crafted, I love the colors, the bit of stained glass window she uses is not your usual (it has nude figures on it), and sweet little donkey. Plus the creature in the bottle. And the background! I could look at this for days and probably will!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:47am — 1 Comment

Jorgia Jacobs "SPRING!"

Fab envelope and Spring Mail-Art piece. Thanks Jorgia!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:44am — No Comments

Ti Ar Raden's lurvalee PC's

Ti sends me these cards that manage to incorporate a whole bunch of things I really like: dance (tango), the sea, crows (on the envelope), the color red, etc. Thanks Ti!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:43am — No Comments

MomKat, Tiziana and I -- my first completed boekie comes home!

Thanks MomKat and Tiziana, for adding your whimsy to this little boekie!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:37am — No Comments

Amy Irwen's package barely survives the PO

This is how Amy's lovely package of MA came the other day! I think everything (except the envelope) was intact and unharmed!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:34am — No Comments

Finley Union's Gawgus Recipe and Index Cards

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on March 17, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

MomKat, Tiziana and I -- Part deux

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