Pig on a weather vein from Idaho. 

Whimsical and delightful postcard. Thank you Debra!

And the bonus of a frog on the other side.

Claudio Romeo send this elaborated collage. Circles that dance, very happy circles and besides finally I have find out how to answer Janus call! (See further down,' Make a colour square dance')Thanks Claudio

 A whiff of vintage art escapes from Jean-Philippe Guillot's tactile collages, his sticker is the clue.
Merci, Jeanfi!

Peter Müller; many thanks for your refreshing art.

From Atte Ouri, all this treasure of Mail Art just for me

Fleur Helsingor takes amazing photos 

She spotted this beauty in a nearby garden two years ago.
At the moment the rose bush where it came from is only beginning to show buds. 

A startled cat from Momkat, Katerina Nicoltsou. 

Not easy to be a Mail Art cat, there are always surprises.

What with blue thunder falling on you without warning...

And an Easter message. No, it is not late.

In Greece Easter is a week later.

A big bundle came from Jack Lattemann. Here he is enjoying lunch  

Jack is taking delivery of a whole fleet of tracks and machinery to carry out more improvements in Cascadia

 Artistamps a beautiful sunset over Cascadia

Three postcards from Fike, beautiful fractal art.

Invitation from Janus

Sorry , Vermina got into the act. the rabbit is Janus's. And here it is , rat free:

And this strange and complex collage came from Ruth Giles. The yellow strands of wool were coloured with turmeric. Ruth experiments with natural dyes she makes. 

HeMi sent me a cheerful Spring message - received by email

Judy Skolnick's super photo with that Springtime feeling! - received by email

From Janus, a witty collage with an Easter flavour

Mickey mouse takes part in Carol Stetser's fine retro collages

Above as he used to be at the start of his career 
and below,as he looked later. 

Now showing on the Front Door Gallery

The artwork received in March.

 A heartfelt thank you! to everybody that sent me such great art. 

                       From Irene Ronchetti, mi amiga del alma, as we say in Argentina  

                                                        Two collages ( above)

and artistamps 

Heidi Monster

Heidi Monster's great uncle Robert Cadman, who fought for the freedom of Europe in the Great War and returned home.

A Good Egg by Bonniediva 

Bonniediva's very funny zine

Kathy Barnett's elegant ostrich and minicards


 Alan Turner's political statements 

 FinnBadger asked to cut the UK from the map he sent me and show how to solve the mess of Brexit.


Here is my answer on the day we were supposed to but are not leaving, yet, maybe, or ever.
What everybody has forgotten is that 'an Englishman needs time' much more the 650 men and women Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. 

Below the original invitation from FinnBadger

Ed Giesek

Fleur Helsingor

Ruth Giles

Thea Hollister

Judy Dagan

Katerina Nicoltsou

Jane Marlin

Phillip Lercher's New Year's card on a sheet of adorable bird stamps 

Melissa's superb Alice Zine and a photo in the park, while she naps, weather permitting. Great idea and beautiful park.

Kerosene decollaged card, like seeing a landscape through Venetian blinds and below a small mono-print, I guess. Makes a lovely book mark.

Carol Stetser trilogy of intricate collages on the subject of Ancestors. These are folded cards printed both sides.

Fikus processed photos in Deep Dream; self portrait, a lady's eye
and a algal mandala.

FEBRUARY 2019

The Front Door Gallery has now the full February show on display. I took down the previous show and then got very busy and could not mount the next. So there was nothing on the door for a few days. Friends and trades people complained that they did not have anything to admire while waiting there! Thank you from all of us.

Jane Marlin's powerful mixed media art.

Collage by Bonniediva. Oh I would! 

And a page from her latest Bonzine, showing a MouMou. I used to make them. So easy, I may revive the fashion this Summer. 

From a new friend, Heide Monster, fantastic towns and buildings.

Fleur Helsingor's small cards and a tiny envelope with stickers that I shall put to good use.

From Kathy Barnett a card and an articulated Queen Cow in a cow decorated envelope

from Jan Hodgman a painted Valentine card

 Brook Cooks sent me a heart and a kiss for Valentine Day

Spring Bees from Elena Amette

Cascadia, I am happy to report, has reverted to normal weather.

From Peter Muller, Lost Places Poetry. And a warning: He tells me that Art is a false message. Well, well!

    Careful Alan, this may be labelled Fake Art by you know who!
     Another pointed political postcard from A Turner.

From 'Aura Portraits'  series by  Raj Verdi, ' designed to instil some warmth and good vibes in the viewer' 

Two sheets of stamps (folded) from Jack Lattemann - Ticket Ticket Boleto Boleto

Ed Giesek has made contact again after many years! In a decorated envelope there came two add and pass sheets and an ATC

From Katerina, not only a timely salutation for the First Day of the Year of the Pig, but also an early Valentine message on the envelope!

January 2019

The mail I have received during January is now displayed on my front door, for the delectation of all that come to call.

A big thank you to all that contributed! 

And these piggy envelopes are going out tomorrow.

Outgoing mail - January

Ilya Semenenko-Basin

Elena Amette

Kathy Barnett

Jean Phillipe Guillot

  

Kerosene

Vikki Johnson

T Ar Raden

Jimmy Connors

Katerina Nicoltsou

Ruth Giles

Peter Muller

Rare Earth

Lorella Castagnini

Fleur Helsingor

Kim Jung Youn

Katerina Nicoltsou

Ficus Strangulensis

Diane bertrand

Cascadia Artpost

David Staley Aponte

Barry Edgar Pilcher


Bonniediva

Brooke Cooks

Carol Stetser

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 15, 2019 at 9:50am

Fun to see the "Front Door" mail art display...love it!

Comment by FinnBadger on March 29, 2019 at 4:43pm

Thanks for playing along - I love what you created.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 25, 2019 at 6:31pm

I know Fleur, i am so lucky as almost everyday I get some fantastic mail. Yours is tops!

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on March 25, 2019 at 6:24pm

Hello Mail Art Martha! You've been receiving some wonderful mail art.

Cheers, Fleur

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 15, 2019 at 1:53pm

Great blog! And Ali Khat has arrived in Greece :-)

many thanks xxx

Comment by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 3, 2019 at 11:32pm

I am very happy to be friends with you! 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2019 at 9:04am

RayPigs for 2019 designed by Keith Bates...Pink fun! :-)

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 30, 2019 at 11:23am

Thanks Katerina, and that is a super pig sticker!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 29, 2019 at 9:09pm

This is a super Blog Jam! Nice mail art for the New Year.

Feb.5...New Year of the Pig!

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