Erni receives from Nancy Bell Scott ...and Rust that Never Sleeps


[Music on the outside and enclosed letter from Nancy, -K.]


How could I comfort NBS, one of the dear and close friends I had at IUOMA? 

Promise her entering Ruud Janssen's mail art arena again to dry her tears

and proving I'm as thick-skinned as everyone else? 

Oh, Nancy! That's not the point, dear.

The only thing one can rely on in this world of ours is change.

But on the other hand our heads are round to give thinking

an opportunity going different directions.

[Nancy's envelope,...we are FRAGILE... "Art Feeds the World" and "Rust never Sleeps!"  -K.]

Now, please have a look at what I received from the Off Scene Akademie at Old Orchard Beach. 

I decided posting ALL she sent.

Thank you very muchly, Nancy Bell Scott!

From Erni


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Comment by Mail Art Martha on December 8, 2012 at 5:25pm

What is happening to us? Please Ernie come back, what ever happened, is gone. Think of the people who really appreciate you; we have a future together and it is bright.

Comment by Neil Gordon on December 7, 2012 at 12:00am

Very moving letter Nancy, i feel the same way, erni is a big influence on my life and others, i understand his need for change and whatever his reasons for leaving IUOMA i don't know but think i understand! Hes a DharhaDaDa, a Bodhisattva.! ERni is still here,his energy still burns and creates, we just have to reach him in alternative ways.

Sorry to hear about your back pain Nancy, ("I'm in a similar situation of disability) Life always throws us curve-balls, non-linear- un-static. We flow the best we can! Peace, Art, an end to pain and viva trashpo & IUOMA that has changed my life and others!!!!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 6, 2012 at 4:13pm


Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on December 6, 2012 at 3:53pm

Very nice, and I couldn't say it better myself.  Really, I couldn't ...

Comment by xx Jones on December 6, 2012 at 3:45pm

I am not so sure what to think of this. I think that is how quite a few people felt. I would prefer the real Erni to come back. 

And I would like to know his answers to Nancy's question, what happened? And what can be done so that he comes back?

Will the real Erni please stand up? 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2012 at 2:55pm

It is Erni's wish to post the personal letter, Nancy,and we honor his wish.

Your letter speaks for all of us here. xxxK.



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