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Fleur's Lovely Shooting Stars

You can't see the shiny bits in this card but evidently there's some holograph (hologram?) paper behind the twinkly stars.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on November 1, 2017 at 12:07am — No Comments

BonnieDiva and Carina Granlund Blog-Jam

How fun are these two? Yes, Bonnie, I'd love to see Paris for the first time again. I don't think my gobsmacked mouth closed for a week! and Carina, what are you drinking (or smoking) over there in Petsmo? Is that a BAT? Doesn't look like those folks are too concerned. THANKS, both of…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on November 1, 2017 at 12:04am — 2 Comments

Gail Anderson's Mail Art

Gail's collages are always zippy and cheerful. I love them! This guy looks like he's stuck on a beautiful mandala, trying to toss something to someone in the audience -- a bouquet of flowers, a roast chicken?

Thanks…

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Joey & Gerda--Mail Art Blogorama

Joey Patrick's endlessly fascinating symbols up top--circles and squares, Venn Diagrams and bar codes! From the most basic technology (making a Japanese paper fan) to the most up to date and complex! Whatever that sort of lizard skin colored piece is is really nice there, too.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Katerina's Autumn Mail Art

I LOVE these autumn images! Unfortunately, my scanner just completely washed out the orange color of the braid. It's extremely vivid in real life! Don't know what the issue is--technology baffles me sometimes. Nice Work,…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

BonnieDiva's Mail Art

I love BonnieDiva's work--it's quirky, colorful, and I really enjoy the vitage images. Thanks,…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Nadia Aroca's Recycled Mail Art

I received this gorgeous piece from Nadia, and it's done on the inside of a recycled chocolate wrapper! Well done, Nadia!!!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Angie Cope's Corgi Print

She says this is a lino print from something her daughter drew! No shortage of talent in that family! Very cool colors and textures. Love…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 25, 2017 at 1:33am — 2 Comments

Melissa Wand Fabulousness

This is one of those pieces that warrants going back again and again to see into its depths. The background leads directly to the poem, the poem to the drawn stones, the stones to the inquisitive woman. Then the final words "under it." and the big black arrow pointing down. AMAZING!!!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 23, 2017 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Karalee Vest Mail Art Pack

Very cool package of ephemera, plus a lovely piece of hand made, hand…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 23, 2017 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Amy Irwen's ATC's and other lovelies

Amy is la maitresse of the fiber art ATC! The one on the right is just stunning. The photo does not begin to do it justice. Love the stickers, too. She also sent me some stickers of He Who Shall Not Be Named, but I didn't want to spoil anyone's day with his picture! Thanks,…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 23, 2017 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Fleur's "Reflections in a Pond"

Beautiful! I hope Oakland is not under water like so many other places, though! Thanks,…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 23, 2017 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Debra Mulnick sends greetings from Crete!

Wow! what a wonderfully colorful happy card! Debra must be having a splendid time in sunny Crete. Love the birdies and the grinning, wild-eyes T-shirt person! That fly better watch out, though. The birds look hungry! Thanks…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 21, 2017 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

ORANGE from Keith Chambers

Tis the season for ORANGE! Love the mystified look on the goldfish's face as he sees the carrot dangling there. The artistamps are wonderful! and here's the other side of the envelope with a banana skull!…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 21, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Mars Tokyo Keeps on Resisting!

Fabulous. Love the painted out features, making the model seem utterly without any will or personality of her own. The description of the dress, "girl graduate," and "sweet Sally dress," is cringe-worthy these days. Thanks…

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 21, 2017 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Mike Parsons -- My First Mail Art from Him!

Really nice "momento mori" card from Mike, a photo-collage using some of his gorgeous journal pages. Thanks,…

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 21, 2017 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Brooke Cooks' Mail Art

Wonderful whimsical mail art! Colorful, silly, profound! Thanks Brooke!

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 16, 2017 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Mars Tokyo's Mail Art

Mars new work seems all about RESISTANCE! Bound, blinded, strangled -- Da Da indeed. I love the addition of the freedom-related postage stamps to the ATC's. Absolutely great…

Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 16, 2017 at 12:47am — No Comments

Jimmy Connors and Michael Orr Mail Art

At the top is one of Jimmy's famous distressed postcards--this one has holes cut in it and some deliberate-looking tears on the surface. Really interesting, what he's doing. 

The pink/red card is a wonderful piece from Michael Orr. So complex, I like it very much.…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 15, 2017 at 1:42am — 2 Comments

Robyn Banks' ATC's

Top left is a completed Buddy Jam I sent to Robyn. I love what she did with my simple abstract design. Top right is an ATC in her new "cubist" style. So restful to the eye. It almost reminds me of Eastern Orthodox iconography, not sure why...beautiful postcard, too! Thanks…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 14, 2017 at 1:54am — No Comments

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