Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s Blog (3,922)

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 — 5 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

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