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Mucho mail art from the gals, too!

Super beautiful collage from Karen Champlin, as always! And my favorite detail: map fragment! (Well that bird, vintage train schedule, and poem are all tops, too!). But location must be Ohio, yes? Youngstown, Ohio? And that train from Boston to Braintree...let the imagination travel. Thank you, Karen!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mucho Mail Art on this sunshine Friday (after strike days;-)

Dean Marks in France sends a desperate message:

"Will work for food...stamps, and glue sticks"

Help the unemployed guy...(this is too funny!)

Also from France:

"Lord, increase our faith in mail art" from Moby (Valentine Mark Herman…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Trashpo books from Diane Keys, Nancy Bell Scott, and vintage from Lesley SA



Perhaps this delicate tissue-paper book from Nancy Bell Scott is more than "trash", it is a wonderful collection of tisse pages and yarn that tantalizes the sense of touch! And many, many thanks for ALL the white tissue paper! Wonderous materials for future boekies!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 3, 2011 at 7:28pm — 4 Comments

Make-an-Erni from the Haptic Werewolf. Will do!

I kid you not: "Have cookie-cutter-will-blog"! 

See, this little guy was in my mail box (well, on the stairs) as I returned home.

If I stuff it with rice crispies and marshmallow mix...will it be cerealism?

The Haptic Werewolf has done a great…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Trashpo myths and dinosaurs from Theresa in Ohio

Wrapped in lush green tissue paper (a paper I cherish as it is not available here), Theresa sends a Trashpo beauty, full of Greek myths and dinosaurs, bond with wispy golden threads!

(Well, Elvis is a god, too!)…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 16, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Minimal moment from Eduardo

Just this...says it all!

Well, and a bit of Mind Bending ZALOP on the envelope:

Eduardo also include a vintage page add + pass, which I have added to and passed on ;-)…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 16, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Transgressing the Pages: Special-special from Cheryl Penn in south Africa

Let me clarify this for all to read...it once was a artist book that has been "deconstructed" and sent out into the wonderful world of Mail Art. Lucky are we!!!

The pages are amazing, mysterious "images" that need reading and rereading! In the…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

When the Greek gods and goddesses meet SA...fun from Lesley Magwood Fraser

Here come the Minoan gals, right from the Island of Crete ...what happens when a few old Greek postcards are found in south Africa? Well, Lesley turns them into very wonderful and artisic collage-altered-postcards!

The greek island and South Africa behind…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Asemics from Marie in Japan...reader...readers

This is a detail of a masterfully wonderful piece that came in the mail today from Marie. Asemics?.Altered book pages? Haptic? All and more! Full-page view below reveals the delicacy and the poetry that Marie created.

White asemic writings, formal shapes, collaged texts...all add to this artistic symphony.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

More amazing mail art came today...Art -in-the-Mail! Thank you, all, especially, Laurence!

Water-logged butterflies and leaf stamps, but oh so cheerful and happy. Along with a professional calling card from Laurence Roberts came one of his most colorful abstracts! Many thanks, Laurence, may you be well and strong!

From the Banana Man, Wolfgang…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

More mail art up-an-olive-tree! Great mail art day today!

Had a mail art delivery today at the seaside shack, and there are wondrous treasures to behold!

Bunny Rabbit from Carla Cryptic...just fun! And a dainty delicate design from Laura Hensley. And an amazing 3-types of asemics card from the Queen of Asemics: Karen Champlin!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Thom's unique rubber stamp and a packet full of wonderful goodies!

A very "Greek" package arrived today from Thom, the envelope alone is fascinating mail art...look at all those stamps...and LIAM TRA! Wearing a mask? Oh, yes, on the flip side of the envelope there is more:

Artistamps...LIAM TRA...even kept the postal…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 31, 2011 at 9:17am — 4 Comments

Winter creatures leaving South Africa ...from Cheryl Penn

Snootie-dark-guy in my olive tree today, as if we have to fear strange winter creatures crowding in on our HOT summer days STILL in Greece! An amazing print, on reserse side, too, only on transparent plastic:

Ya gotta love this guy...he looks all…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Fun from Mim in Virginia

'Tis  wonderful mail art from Mim, who has survived an earthquake in Virginia and now awaits Hurricane Irene!

She sent a hand-made envelope full of fun things to see and to be used on future mail art pieces! The envelope is made from a Virginia map and historical info page...just great fun to see and read!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 25, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Haptic Werewolf and Erni's Fan Club comes in twosie...

'Tis an honor to have TWO amazing large collages from Herr Haptic Erni! Both are filled with his humor and laughter...as are his envelopes! 'Love his friendly "UHU", that makes the world stick together! "Degrees" is personally symbolic for me. Super!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Asemic beauty from Nancy Bell Scott arrived in Greece

"Knitting Mill" and streams of other places flow across one page of the mail art card with a vintage "Air Mail" US stamp that Nancy sent. Perhaps it is upside-down, what that "Annual Report" reads that way...or not. It is nestled nicely in the olive tree.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Like the Windmills that you find...from HeeBee JeeBee Land - TestTower

These amazing cards from TestTower will form cover and chapter dividers when I bind up the other contributions. His cards sing! Sometimes the wait…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

ETHER from Marie Wintzer in Japan...BREATHE?

Great "shredpo" Ether arrived from Marie, with instructions to "beware of ether". Amazingly textural under the clear film cover and delicately stitched and knotted with white threads. Very tempting to want to open and create with that shredpo material...mmmmmm, nice!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 24, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

"TWO"sies today with the mail art delivery to the seaside shack!

TWO brown envelopes from Japan: one Brain Cell from Ryosuke, and one Ether from Marie Wintzer! More details coming in another blog soon ;-)

TWO Asemics16 #3 boekies arrived: one from Dark Wall and another from Freider Speck. Both SUPER!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

When birds fly from Turkey to Greece. Thank you Ahmet Demir!

Rose-wing beauty!

Elegant Pelican!

Ahmet Demir also creates amazing mini-artistamps with these birds. Puzzleposta reigns!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 10, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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