An envelope made from two postcards joined up with a flock of circles inside. I shall put them to good use soon.
Mim, great idea to join two postcards so they look like one, will do that as it might fool the so called Royal Mail ( notthing Royal about it; it is now a business, set on making money and giving as poor a service as they can. )
I got an envelope with many splendoured things. I found
and then a tiny envelope fell out, with a tiny notebook, both made with hand printed
or perhaps watercoloured paper, and a more than tiny card
From Peter Müller; three superb graphics, beautiful interplay of colours and type.
A Report from Cascadia.
Jack Lattemann's latests effort for Truck Month,
which is a longer month than the usual month.
Truck Month is a measure of time used to calculate prison sentences,
apparently, in the States and Canada.
On the small photo at the bottom of the page is Martha the Pensioner,
with her trolley,
who has stopped to watch somebody working. My favourite pastime too.
Jan Hodgman sent me a card, a collage with ancient auspicious symbols and an intriguing quote. Jan says she does not know what it means. I think it is like poetry, if you read it aloud a few times you absorb it, or is that an illusion?
FRONT DOOR GALLERY JUNE 2019 SHOW
Colourful summer wishes from Carol Stetser
Brooke Cooks sent me a cool collage featuring a packet of Aubergine seeds.
My favourite vegetable!
I had forgotten to post this funny poem by John Ciardi which Bonnidiva sent me
Bonniediva sent me a mini zine, which she rightly calls a bio zine.
It is a short autobiography, a fantastic idea full of wit that brings Bonnie nearer to us.
Continuing with my policy of not showing the full contents of books, so not to ruin
the surprise for those who also get a copy, here is the cover and one page.
The summery collage below has an intriguing caption;
I thought of chocolate but unscrewing chocolate?
Still when next I have a piece I shall see unicorns!
Beautiful Vera the Singing Cat, posing for Fleur Helsingor, who kindly shared this photo with us
and an elegant card made by Fleur with a photo she took of artwork on a window
while she was walking in downtown Oakland. Oakland is a very art conscious town, to be sure!
Claudia Garcia sent a super collection of art cards plus some origami
that reminds me of samurai outfits
and a beautiful poem in Spanish
(Something is wrong I cannot upload it! sorry)
and this intriguing card
Their theme is 'der tenno hat abgetank'
I can make out that something is overflowing but I do not know what 'tenno' means.
No matter, the composition and the colours sing and what cannot be reproduced here is the soft texture of the paper. They have the quality of silkscreen printing.
From Cascadia, This postcard arrived here in the United Queendom of Retailia the first day of the official visit of certain individual the mere mention of whom revolts me. But there you are, we have to put up with him and pay an awful lot of money for the pleasure.
Thanks Jack, for the warning! I hope he does not have one of these in his pocket
And following it one of Ilya's postal stamp collages. As always beautifully balanced but expressing movement. This in particularly appeals to me. The empty centre draws me into another world. Very peaceful. Just what I need.
Katerina meets Judih Dagan in Thessaloniki and this is the result.
A fun filled collage with a sketch of fishes on the reverse.
I must take that invitation seriously, thank you. Owl see you there one sunny day.
The Front Door Gallery
The artwork received in May.
A heartfelt thank you! to everybody that sent me such great art.
Elena Amette sends flowers and butterflies in celebration of Spring! A collage over a page of print. I can make out the words 'he' 'she' 'flowerpot' 'I leave you' 'two cups of water' and 'after taking off the rest of their clothes'. Oh so intriguing...particularly those two cups of water...
At last a rooster that has something original to say!
Tiny Whisk, a new friend! Thank you! such a lovely surprise.
Nice card and very beautiful rabbit
From Kerosene, Un-collage of Charlotte Moss, a still life seen through a slatted window.
Also a funny found image which will come handy as a expression study for Ali Khat
and a mini card. Very cheerful!
A horoscope for a hen on a chair. I hope the hen has looked under the chair.
(I am sorry, the scanner keeps cutting the image no matter what I try.)
Poultry and dog cards from Kathy Barnett too. Salvador has very appealing eyes.
Heide Monster sent an original view of interstellar travelling, in high relief!
Collage and Bon-Zine. The first of the series to complete my collection.
That is very thoughtful of BonnieDiva !
Fikecards: an interesting vegetable and a mathematical mesh. An image of the universe?
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.
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 card with a long interesting letter from my old friend, the poet Barry Edward Pilcher
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
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)
Heidi Monster's great uncle Robert Cadman, who fought for the freedom of Europe in the Great War and returned home.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Kim Jung Youn
Barry Edgar Pilcher