Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s Blog – August 2011 Archive (24)

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

DVS take note, please...we are awaiting the last contributions to the "Windmills" boekie. These amazing cards from TestTower will form cover and…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 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

Minimal from Mim and Bruno

by Mim

by Bruno

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An envelope full of art from Brent - The Human Artist Vending Machine!

Cards, stickers, prints, images, watercolors, too. all the makings for a few new add n' pass works!

This watercolor portrait card I shall keep and treasure, not to be passed along ;-)…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 10, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Mail Art drop off day at the summer shack! Wonderful treaures!

Thanks to Judith Heartsong, Alexeeva Natalia, Valentine Mark Herman and Brent Leopold!

Judith sent shredded US dollars,,,great shredpo…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 10, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

San Francisco from Japan! Thank you, Tomoe!

Two beautiful mai art cards arrived in Greece from Tomoe in Japan. Both depict scenes of San Fracisco. The one on the left is by Tomoe and the other on the right is by her partner. Tomoe used a most delicate and soft-textured paper to print her painting, and it is a joy to the touch!

Thank you so much, Tomoe! Something in the mail to you soon,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 8, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Haptic Werewolf Collection in Greece ;-)

It is always a joy to receive an Erni collage, be it postcard or large size. The latest addition to the Haptic Werewolf collection arrived from the city yesterday...Mr. Batman!

There are many others and they go on display here at the seaside shack. Both…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 4, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Asemics 16 #3 In the mail and inspired to make more asemic writings!

Cheryl Penn's and DeVillo sloan's "Asemic16" projects...(all four editions) are well under way. I jumped in last minute, thinking that it was not possible earlier to commit to making 16 copies for the project while out away from the studio. But even under-the-olive-tree art can proceed. And due to their encouragement, I have now discovered a new "writing" expression. Me thinks…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 4, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Poems from like television snow

A wonderful book of poems was sent by iliketelevision snow and it is a joy to read.

There are illustrations that accompany this poetic masterpiece too!

One of my favorites:

"a simple flash story"

"red light  yellow light

green light go

do not go - i stop myself

(i'd rather be elsewhere)

beyond the noise of…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 4, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Art treasures from Luis Filipe Gomes in Portugal.

On the envelope, Luis makes a statement for recycling glass...and inside a drawing emphasises the reycycling theme:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 4, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Heart Matters, yes it does...from Lesley in South Africa

On beautiful ecological paper and envelope, Lesley creates an amazing tribute to Cheryl's theme: Heart Matters. And it is a reminder for me to make a series "of-the-heart" as well. Beautiful drawings accompany the print of the human heart. A masterpiece in subtle black-on-beige. Thank you so much, lesley. 'Tis a beauty! xx…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 4, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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