Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s Blog (3,671)

From Angie ...and Snookydog...in the sunshine

One mail art card came a few days ago, and then right after that, another card

"with Love" from Angie and Snooky. Very vintage and very nice!

The colors and textures are just fantastic with the Grape soda cap!!

'Love the fun...Loads of love!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Bound by Life then set FREE by Cheryl Penn with Lesley Magwood Fraser

Magic happens...when one takes an art book and sets it free....image of the original "Bound by Life"!

A full envelope arrived yesterday in Greece from South Africa.

Beside some beautiful vispo boekies, there was this delicate art piece!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Rainbow Vispo from John M. Bennett...and blue too!

A great package of vispo boekies and other art from John M. Bennett arrived in Greece on Tuesday

but I am finally able to blog today. One wants to take time to "read" and view the art of JMB, slowly and carefully.

Also the "pamphlets" need to have the pages sliced, or  "caressed" open, something that makes the process of reading and looking even more…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 17, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Blue and deep thoughts from Nancy Bell Scott

Nancy is doing a fabulous job of putting ART into Mail Art!

It has me thinking, pondering, going deep-in-the-blue.

I am overjoyed to receive one of her painting pieces, 'tis an amazing series she is doing!

Even the flip side…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Valentine from Valentine and other Valentines!

An Exotic Valentine from the East from Valentine Marks Herman!

with a nice invite to get to Narbonne and then perhaps to Sigean?

Look at this handsome guy in the beret...where has he gone?

Sure wish he would return soon to…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

DKult from DK in Elgin. Illinois...cerealism!

Cerealistic packaging arrived in Greece and opened to a treasure of DK treasures!

(Bar Code notice with postage stamping ;-)

These fine transparent "playing cards" are an inspiration

for me to…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

A Piece-of-a-Painting from Cheryl in S. Africa

This is a piece of the whole...

a deconstruction of a thick, tactile,haptic painting (beautiful aroma of paints here)

"The Authentic Massacre of the Innocent Image" or the "Flight of Art in the Mail"?…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Looking over the mountains...from Dean Marks

Always a joy to see mail art from Dean Marks smashed into my litle mail box.(No.116 of 366)

(Well, the postgal loves to stuff the mail art in, even it it does not fit.)

Fortunately, Dean's cardboard "folded" nicely and was not damaged…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Trash / Treasure Boekie from PrettyLily!

What a great surprise came in today's mail...an envelope with "Celebrate stamps" 

and inside a trash book from prettylily, Sue, that really is full of treasures!

Some of my "Favorite Things" are stamps..old stamps, and Sue added a…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Silver Streak from Vizma in ART-stralia

The photos don't do justice to the flashy rich silver of the envelope and mail art.

Very glowing!

And there is the Cat Man...licking up milk...those old vintage "parlour games", tsk,  tsk!

Some fun  surprises are also included:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2012 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Happy Birthday mail art from "Da Guys", too: from Dean Marks!

Does anyone tire of yet another card from Dean Marks? NO!

(ning would not let me continue on one blog...so a new blog, just for Dean ;-)

An ENVELOPE...a card in an envelope...from Dean! Super fun ;-)

Great stamps, too...always…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Happy Birthday mail art from "Da Guys", too: from Valentine

So, does one ever tire of yet another card from Dean Marks...and/or Valentine Mark (Herman). 

No Way!Bring on all the mail art cards...hundreds, in or not in envelopes!

Valentine sent La Poste and other lovely mail boxes...er, I mean…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 7, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Haptic Happy birthday mail art...Erni's CARE PACKAGE arrived 7 Feb! Good Karma!

Been delayed in the unusual European winter weather perhaps,

a package from Erni in Hamburg usually takes only 48 hours to reach Greece, it took 2 weeks...

but it arrived ( er, was "picked up" at the post office,) TODAY...my day!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

More mail art from Nadine! NoHo specials!

Nadine lives in "NoHo"...North Hollywood, California, USA.

And she has been busy sending her mail art treasures around the world.

I am fortunate to receive two excellent painted cards  wrapped in a beautiful blue kerchief!

What fun to "unwrap" the art!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Minimal "55" from Eduardo and many other treasures

Eduardo makes minimal magic with a maximum A4 size paper but a minimal "splash and "55"! Perfect poetry!

Included in the envelope that Eduardo sent, was the tiniest of tiny trashpo boekie, too. Size related to pencil!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Special portrait from Dewi

Dewi does a beautiful series of portrait drawing that absolutely leave me spellbound!

Below is another one of Dewi's portraits that i am privileged to have:

The person is so alive and expressive, I always must put them in a special…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Three beauties from Lesley Magwood Fraser of SA

A wonderful surprise in my mail box: mail art from Lesley.

Lesley has been away fro the mail art scene for a while,

but so happy to know all is better and see her "making" again!

There were THREE artful pieces in this envelope...…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — 5 Comments

"VARIATIONS on a Bar Code Op. 015" from the master, Dean Marks in Paris

Obsessive-Bar-Code-Syndrome: OBCS? Or BCD = Bar Code disease? Or, fantastic art!

'Tis a beauty , even though it got a bit chewed up by the postal machine...

...that happens when you don't use an envelope! (Ahem)

Some pieces…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 31, 2012 at 8:37pm — 7 Comments

ZUPER ZALOP from Imelda Wubben in the Netherlands

A fun hand-made envelope arrived in Greece today from Imelda.

And it is definitely labeled correctly: ZUPER ZALOP!

There is also an "Admit One" ticket for entrance...and beauties within:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

The Many Faces of Mona! From Cheryl in SA...FAST delivery!

This boekie arrived yesterday, Jan.17 and I think the postmark says Jan. 11. That means a record-breaking mail delivery from Cheryl! Usually we have been waiting two weeks-15 days for mail art to arrive to and from Greece to South Africa. This sets an all-time record.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2012 at 10:21am — 3 Comments

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