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From John M. Bennett...full of vispoetics and maybe asemic zalops, too?

Happiness is...a full envelope in the mail box from JMB! thank you, John...all are amazing treasures!

Envelope, of course (you not?...me neither):

Great card, fun face for such a painful episode:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 27, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

From Thom...Who ya Gonna Call? Choco Ghost Busters?

There's somethin; new, in the neighborhood, and in my mail box too! And that ain't egg-on-his-face...it is chocolate!

This cutie guy 'tis not scarey at all. Just feed him some chocolate and he's a happy camper, er, I mean GHOST!

He comes along with a…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Art of Envelopes: inside and out from Marie in Japan, Mim, Dean Marks and Ruud!

From Cherry Blossom, Marie, in Japan, comes this envelope with a beautiful "woven" piece inside. BUT the envelope is also a work of art outside here, and when opened completely: inside, too!

The envelope is a beautiful container for a beautiful paper weave,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

KUANAS BIENNIAL - MACIUNAS and BEYOND

KAUNAS BIENNIAL – TEXTILE `11
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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Holes and anti-holes from the one and only Haptic Werewolf, ERNI!

Yes indeedy, the haptic Werewolf strikes again, bringing wonderful RED and "hole"ly sandpapers, amongst other goodies. It is the one and only Haptic Werewolf in the whole/hole of Europe...surely in the whole/hole WORLD!

Dig it? The package is always…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Windmills from Cheryl..like a wheel within a wheel

Circles and gears...it begins with circles

Cheryl's script says something...'need time to decipher: perhaps "Windmills of our mind..."

Never ending or beginning...the Circles:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

GOTIJ Cheryl! There were THREE from CP from SA!

Beautiful, colorful fish and tribal beads on the stamps are a sure sign of wonders in the mail box from Cheryl Penn!

There were only these three pieces in the mail today...all three from Cheryl. What a great Mail Art Day!

The painted ZALOP envelope is in reply to the ZALOP I sent.

This is full of color and "music" on the reverse side, too:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

GOTIJ Document booklet for "Living Fast - Living Slow"

Beautiful done by Mr. Colori in Holland, and many color photos of the participating artists.

Here is John M. Bennett, Lancillotto Bellini, and others:

Another page: Rod summers and Judy Skolnick...…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

GOTIJ Dean Marks destroyed mail art :-(

Look carefully. Around the Taj Mahal there is a circular glue mark. sob, sob, sob.

It's gone, it's gone...the Eiffel tower that pounced around in a bubble is gone! sob, sob, sob.

Dean and I worked together on some mail art in a little Paris Cafe. and he made this card for me.

But the postal machine monster ate the Eiffel Tower!!!

Well, happily, there…

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

GOTIJ Haptic Werewolf, large size collage AND sandpapers for sandpo!

It is called "SCREAM", but too many greens and pastoral scenes to make me scream. Great collage from Herr Haptic Eri, and a surprise treasured besides the collage:

SANDPAPER!!! Yay! and RED...look, Cheryl, look. Really RED sandpaper!

(and a few white…

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

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

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