Carola Von Hoffmannstahl's Blog (10)

All Saints Keep Marching In! 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art

All Saints Eve aka Halloween is long gone. Even the Great Turkey has flown. Yet the saints keep marching in! How spectral is that? Meanwhile, back at the 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art project, folks are revving up for Xmas*. Partying with in-laws and no laws, stalking Black Season sales, and decking the motel halls with duct tape. Me no tell Santa if you don't...

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on December 9, 2014 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

200 Postcards/Got Mail Art -- The Movie!

As Summer draws to a close, faces in Hollywood are long. So many months, so few blockbusters. True, superheroes broke through but the comic book barrel is just about bare. Mighty Mouse lurks at the bottom. Buck up Money Men, have I got a hit for you. 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art? Yes! It's PO Box Boffo. See-- postcard on postcard action! See-- mixed media vixens! Aw heck-- see for yourself.

But first a word about…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on September 12, 2014 at 12:36am — No Comments

200 Postcards/Got Mail Art: Summa Summertime Fun

Oh yeah, the living is easy. Catfish jumping, cotton high. Pols sweating bullets all over the place. Dodging 'em can be tuff. Load up the car and hit the road jack. Send pals postcards from the Paradise Motel saying “Wish you were here!” Ditch the cell tho. It doesn't do privacy...

 

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1) “Purring Tranquility” in the…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on July 27, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

200 Postcards/Got Mail Art: Famous Faces, Strange Places

Saviors, celebs, and monsters ride the Snail. Therein lies the tale. Yippee-ki-yay! Mofo or no, they go with the flow...



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1) Christ and Pol Pot in Desert w. touch of El Topo. Highway 84 between Phoenix and Tucson.



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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on June 8, 2014 at 11:45pm — No Comments

200 Postcards/Got Mail Art: Incoming! Incoming!

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

So said Charles Bukowski and I agree. (Tip: flame retardant underwear helps.) Mark Hammond put the fire-walk words on the back of his view of Fuji:

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1) Mark…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on May 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Spring a Ding Ding, Eight from the Gate

It's season of the switch at 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art? Magnolias are blooming and tigers and teens are looking for a kiss. Sure, politicians keep shoveling but guess who has risen? Hint: His name rhymes with...

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1) Mississippi Magnolia: “This beautiful flower of the evergreen Magnolia…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on April 28, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Mail Art Confidential Part 2: Extreme Sports

Seven contenders from 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art? Lightweight, heavyweight, and in my lady’s chamber. Spelunking with Mae West, swimming with sharks, maiden-form skiing and flying pink. BYO bra, Bro…

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1) Hot dogging skier w. peaks. Park West Resort, Snyderville, Utah.…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on April 9, 2014 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Mail Art Confidential

Mail Art Confidential; another handful of perps from the 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art? project. Served with a splash of vintage American Noir. Calendar girls, corruption, and epic political conspiracies. Hat tip to James Ellroy…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on March 31, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

Five More for the Road

Five more postcards hit the road– a moving part of the 200 Postcards/Got Mail Art? project.

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Midwest Modern, Waterloo, Iowa, 1933:  “Our YMCA is the newest and most modern in the 5 state area in Midwest.”…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on March 23, 2014 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

200 Postcards/Got Mail Art?

I love the Post Office. Aka, the Church of Snail Mail. An institution reflecting the fading vision of democratic public services. Churls say the church should cease to exist. Their mantra? Privatize privatize privatize. Buttressed by claims that long distance communication by paper is doomed. So low tech don'cha know. To which I reply--

Got Mail Art?

A project to celebrate the Church of Snail Mail and its most devoted member, Mail Art. My mission: send 200 altered postcards to…

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Added by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on March 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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