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MORE! Yes, an envelope overflowing with beautiful art from Brent!

New great print from Brent on the envelope...'love this creature, and the color tones!!

And another new print inside, that I may have in the upright direction? Or not? But dynamic no matter what.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A Japanese papers-n-print-overflowing envelope from Ms,Lovender in Japan!

Ms.Lovender, aka Heavenly angel, sent some beautiful textured Japanese papers, which I am not sure if I will be able to use...'may wish to keep them and not send them out as origami or collage. It will be difficult for me to part with such delicate papers. Also in the envelope were papers with fun images with bunnies and bears. These I have already in mind the creation of "365"…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A TAM / IUOMA overflowing envelope from Ruud!

"While on the internet don't forget to send out mail art"...and many other wondrous "badges" on the envelope!

And inside, full of PR cards and things for up-and-coming 3 YEARS of IUOMA. Also, look at the 1947 USA

postage stamp that was also on the envelope! Rare image of Washington with Franklin for mail delivery throughout history…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

An Asemic-overflowing envelope full from John M. Bennett!

You know it is going to be great, when it comes from John! A note...for "FUN"? No, for "FUV" (very fun FUV!)

And a FLUXUS note (money), too! Payment for the FUV, no doubt!

Well, that is not all that was in the envelope...let's go ASEMIC

ala Bennett vispo style! Love these, and ALL the colors:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Minimal Bruno....meaningless minimal Bruno...magically meaningless minimal BRUNO!!!!!!

"K" stamped three times...for moi? Or is it a "badge"?

NO  BADGES!...thus say the "young boys"!

Thank you muchly, Bruno...it is:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

The Haptic werewolf strikes 3 (three!) times! Thanks Herr Haptic Erni!

Three! mail art postcards arrived today in Greece from the Haptic Werewolf.

(How appropriate, it being Full Moon nights ;-)

Clean...neat...elegant...minimal...pure poetry! Each and every one:…

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From that Brit in France with USA postage stamps! thanks V.M. Herman!

'Like that red-violet "smear" stamp of IUOMA, too!

Oh, yes...a SPANISH theme, from that BRIT, in FRANCE with USA stamps!

A whole United Nations on one little ol'card! thanks muchly, Valentine!

And there was a whole parade of stamps from…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

A "jewel" of a boekie from Mim Golub Scalin

Come dance with me through the pages of this tiny (4in /10cm square) booklet of 12 pages of wondrous color and movement from torn papers in true trashpo elegance:

Mim created this little wonder in Paris in 2009, from what appears to be a pamphlet for art…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 17, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Haptic Werewolf strikes again with TWO 2009 collages! Beautiful precision! Kurt is honored!

But first a tour of the envelope and then the treasures within:

Upon Urban Exploration, don't miss that anti-hole whole, or two. Walk, don't run ;-)…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

From Queen of Asemics, Karen Champlin...beautiful!

Another stunning layered collage from Karen was in my mail box today...(actually 2 cards from Karen!)

"W" is the unknown known of her asemic piece. And the scan does not do justice to the fine textures and colors of the papers, but they are FAB! Vintage penmanship writings in the background make for a gentle asemic landscape.

The the other card, small in size ,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pennies from heaven or the Haptic Werewolf! Herr Haptic Ernie's latest...trashpo or not?

Mapped-out location on the "ceiling" of Herr Haptic's Cathedral of Collectables ( box:15x30cmtall x 7cm deep...6x12 inches x 3 inches deep). From DJ Turner to Blaues Barhaus to Lost AD? unknown location to me! Red shape is really a 3-dimensioal match box, with cathedral "windows" on either side.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

More RED in the mail box...great mail art from "E"!

No. 26 of 40 handmade prints and it is elegantly RED! (and black).

The printing inks are rich and thick, adding to a haptic texture that this scan does not register.

It is necessaryto have it in own's hands  to Feel the Art!

It came well…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Mail Art comes to Greece from ATHENS from Mim Golub Scalin

While on-the-road recently, Mim continued to make mail art for her 365 project...one-a-day-for -one-year.

And making an overnight stop in Ohio, near Athens, Ohio,...she created this special art card. And i so love maps!

Minimal elements, minimal…

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Together in the mail box with Cheryl's "Secret Heart " came Jon Foster's "HATE"...tape transfer,

Well, "GENERAL"...hate? It is a multi-layered tape transfer image, full of "characters" , some smiling in a vintage-postcard-ad way! Other image is a first-aid "helping hand". One has to not pass over art by Jon lightly. As multi-layered are the imageds he uses, so multi-layered it the art with meaning!…

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RECEIVED: Heart Matters from Cheryl Penn - South Africa Connection

You know it is going to be great when you see those fish stamps on the envelope in your mail box!

"Heart Matters" on the outer envelope...and a really-red envelope was in that envelope:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Sand Book, sand art, sandpo day today, May 7...and a rubbing from Eduardo, Haptic from the Werewolf, too.too

Three-fold sand books, with blue sandpo, on-the-beach by the Aegean Sea, Halkidiki, Greece

Mail art added to the sand for Sand Book, Greece, with far right driftwood from the Haptic Werewolf.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Drifting in from the River Elbe and going swimming tomorrow in the Aegean Sea...received from Erni :-0

From Off Scene Akademie Hamburg...the Haptic Werewolf and Herr Haptic Erni sent this DRIFTWOOD!

It was found in Wisch (Make-a-Wish:-) on the sandy banks of the river Elbe in Germany.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 6, 2011 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Also from Australia, from Jennifer jjalltheway, on her way back to Portland, Oregon

Very GREEN and very Aussie! This is Number 138 of her 365 project...making mail art everyday, even while on-the-road. Perhaps Erni can tell us what the music score is on the right? Looks German! But it is GREEN and with 

nice green overlays, too.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Putting a new light on TRASHPO from Helen Amyes in Western Australia

A translucent envelope reveals unique "trash"-in-the-mail! I hesitate to open the envelope, as the contents can be seen through its transparency. And that makes a "flu" image, both sides, seeing color and confetti shapes floating and fluxible! Even some asemic wording appears..."or taking costs"...or "or taking posts"? And I placed it against the light to emphasize the patterns…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 5, 2011 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

When Praxiteles meets Thami of Kwamashu from Lesley in South Africa

You know it is going to be something great inside when you see those South African stamps on the envelope!

And Lesley honored me by sending a vintage postcard of the classical sculpture of Hermes by Praxiteles,which is safe in the archaeological museum at Ancient Olympia...and which we can visit next Spring , when we all meet at Ancient Corinth to search for the Lost…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 4, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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