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Are you a member of the 9B Club? Dynamic drawings from Lesley, top-notch member!

The "nine b club" or the "9B Club", consists of members who have discovered the whereabouts of 9B drawing pencils and/or 9B graphite sticks! ...and they use them, of course! Lesley Magwood Fraser has used a 9B pencil to create these amazingly dynamic portraits! And I am thrilled that they arrived today in amazingly dynamic Greece! …

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

The Distant Drummer from South Africa arrives in Greece

Remember those "Women Who Carry the World"? The Women Who Up Hold the World?
Remember the Bhubesi Women that entered our world thanks to the creative genius of Cheryl Penn?
Ah, now they are traveling and arriving at various destinations.
I have been honored with the presence, and the present, of "The Distant Drummer":…
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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

BERET...a beauty from Lesley Magwood Fraser of the South Africa Connection

Very French on the envelope from Lesley. And what could be inside?

Beautiful art, of course...with a red beret, so reminds me of Paris! sigh.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Mail Art "365" in my mailbox today! thank you, Mim and Sue, and Jennifer!

# 329 from Mim is a beautiful collage with vintage photos and not so vintage. Old and new side-by-side, through the haze of time.Thank you, Mim! We began making a-card-per-day back on December 1, 2010 and now we are on our way to completing 365 mail art cards by November 30.... 30 more to gooooo! …

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Funny guys in the mail today! Thank you Val - Dean - David! OPA!

Let's set the pace with a bit of ouzo from the Greek Island Mytilene that arrived here via Santa Fe, New Mexico, from David Stafford. Just to cheer us up amidst all the "Greek turmoil" ( where? when?, whaaaat?) David with his great humor created a three-fold card that dances with fun:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2011 at 1:40pm — 3 Comments

Tiny Town wonders from Mim Golub Scalin

The Lady in Blue came to Tiny Town for a visit. "The painted women stopped by - the residents of Tiny Town were reminded of some thing today". So write Mim about her Tiny Town visitor. 

Others have come to Tiny Town and to Greece during the past few…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

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

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