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BLUE! and the "Art of Chocolate" from the Off Scene Akademie Hamburg!

Yes, on the envelope, Teddy and all clearly are "stamped" by "Off Scene  Akademie Hamburg"!

Reverse side of package, very much approved by the mailgal. Yes, this is a thoughtful,

 "Do Not Kick" (the bucket) composition! Butterflies for…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 18, 2011 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Special mail art from John Baldessari arrived today

On some group, on some blog , here at IUOMA, we were discussing the art of John Baldessari. I sent him some mail art, and he replied with this "primary colors" card of his work "Three figures (with manholl)", 1988.

A black and white photograph with vinyl paint....96 x 72 inches! Amazing 'minimal' , primary…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

"Like the circles that you find..." in the unique "Windmills" from Lesley Magwood Fraser

"...as the images unwind"

"...but to who do they belong...

half forgotten names and faces...."

"...whirling silently in space,

never ending or beginning..."…

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

Herr Haptic Ernie and the Haptic Werewolf send wondrous mail art!...inside and out!

Yes, it is the Haptic werewolf with a bit of cermaic tile...or broken brick...fun!

that is one side of the package, here is the multi-imaged other…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 15, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

"And the World is like an apple, spinning silently in space"! Windmills from Angie Cope!

What a great decision for Angie to participate in our "Windmills"...circles of my mind! This materpiece arrived in Greece today and it is stunning! While it is scanned here,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

A great package full of art from the Human Artist Vending Machine!

Here's lookin' at you, kid! That is an original drawing on the envelope, me thinks self-portrait of the "artist-machine"! And then there are just a few of the contents...there is much, much more!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Blue bunnies and Pink Happy Mail from ????

Happy Pink and Blue Bunnies, with funny pear and flowers and star stickers! "Cute"? No HAPPY MAIL!

Who from? Of all people, can you get a clue from the blue tape on the back of the pink envelope?

Hmmmm. How about a Hello Kitty angel?  What a great…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

From Athens, Troy and 2 Brits plus a ZALOP! Nothing from Greece!

Mail art in the mail box today came from Athens and Troy...but not from Greece ;-)

No. 47 of 365 from Naomi came from a gal born in Athens...(Ohio) And it is a great Olympic theme with

postal history stamps. Thank you, Naomi! Also in the mail box was a…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Beauty of the Giesha in a vintage 3-fold from Marie W. in Japan

First one must carefully handle and open this Japanses envelope from Marie.

There is always a most wonderful Japanese painting or print. And there is a stamp

with a butterfly for Spring (ha!) and a stamp for that SNOW we had in Greece yesterday!

Thank you, Marie! The envelope kept the vintage booklet safe and secure,

Inside:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Haptic Werewolf Strikes Again - BIG time! Thanks Herr Ernie!

Always a great joy to see my friendly werewolf, and this time it arrived at my door! Good thing, too, as it is ugly rain and cold in Greece (this has been the weather since Feb. 12 and it is getting boooorrrrriiing!). So it was just the right size for the mailgal to deliver it and I did not have to go to the postoffice to claim it. Thank you Herr Ernie!

However,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 2, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Two dynamic tablets from Karen...speaking volumes!

How amazing is the work of Karen! And each piece is unique and more dynamic than the earlier ones received.

These two are "companion" pieces, as it is "my man with the blue beret" and his "house". Asemic writings are

stamped throughout and haptic textures abound!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

South Africa Connection 2: "fridge poetry" from Lesley Magwood Fraser

An amazing little boekie from Lesley with her recycled drawings that spread to both

the front and back cover, revealing a man of strong character and stance.

I was captivated by the expressive line and tone design of the details of the…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

South Africa Connections 1: A Lion that Roars from Cheryl Penn

This golden lion with snakes coming forth is a four-part folded image of the new boekie that

arrived yesterday from Cheryl, filled with the aroma of oil paint and turps. A most unusual

folded booklet, it opens simply and intriguingly develops into an entire…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

MINI...MUM from Eduardo Less is more...

This is a minimal blog about a great "mini mum" art boekie that came in today's mail from Eduardo:

calculator.....

diary....…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The SA connection and the Case of the MOMA art thief! A Jackson Pollock by cheryl Penn

And so, a small piece of one of my bloved Pollock paintings has found it way

to Greece, and now occupying an honored place along with a certain ninja yelling…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Haptic Werewolf of Hamburg strikes again! (actually two times ;-)

Since February 2, the postman has dropped off notices that I should come to the post office to pick-up packages. The notice never says from where or from whom, or what it even…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

One little, 2 little, 3 little mail arts...4 little, 5 little, 6 little mail arts...7 little, 8 little, 9 little... TEN BIG MAIL ART DAY!

The best medicine when you are in bed with the flu is?

MAIL ART!

First came the boekies: "A" from dear Sloan, "K" of John Bennet's from Sloan, and "T" from TicTac!

Beauties, each one! Amazing, creative expressions of letters for Project…

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

Mail Art FOR arttower (Gunter Schwind in Germany)

This blog is FOR arttower, it is some of the beautiful "BLUE" mail art that he has sent me,and it is a call for YOU to send some mail art to him!

Arttower cannot see this blog because around the end of December he had a computer melt-down. About the same time, I also…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Part II: Do-it-yourself Haptic Poetry/Art ...from Germany this time

Herr Haptic Erni just sent me ChocoMailArt that arrived yesterday, and whalaa, todays comes yet another surprise package and this time it has a great A4 collage, but that is not all.

Although the collage is amazingly "handsome" and I must get a…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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