"Holiday Resorts of Finland" - a spectacular boekie by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Cover of mail-art book by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

July 8, 2013 - Carina Granlund sent me this spectacular boekie that I believe represents a very successful and sustained work in the genre.  Primarily grounded in collage, Carina uses an abundance of different materials including postcards, comics, photos and other varieties of found materials. Juxtaposing non-related materials gives the boekie its energy and interest. While I do not find an actual title, I am taking the liberty of naming the piece “Holiday Resorts of Finland” (from the cover) because the idea of a resort, vacation, relaxation, conviviality and general good will comprise a consistent theme.

Back cover: "Holiday Resorts of Finland" by Carina Granlund

As ever, many thanks to Carina Granlund!

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Comment by Carina on July 14, 2013 at 10:16pm

I know... thank you DVS! Looking forward to your package!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 14, 2013 at 10:04pm

& @ Carina - no, no, no. You are never disappointing! That wasn't the intent.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 14, 2013 at 10:02pm

Glad you found it, Carina. Thanks again for the spectacular work. I have sent something to you in these last few days.

Comment by Carina on July 14, 2013 at 9:38pm

Much appreciated DVS! The title is perfect.

I guess all people (including me) are disappointing somehow...

Diane, "transports me" is a great comment! Thank you all guys!!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 12, 2013 at 8:26pm

Rebecca, I had considered that was something Carina was doing here. I am very honoured. Of course, she would be sadly disappointed. Even an Empress would glad testify about the bastard I really am.

What is the self? A construct. Even moreso in this milieu.

When I endeavoured to investigate the surroundings of David Zack's passing, I spoke to a Shaman, a former Zack associate, who claimed he had seen Zack transform into a bird in a highway underpass.

I said: "I am going to get to the bottom of this. I am going to trace every connection until I arrive at the primary point."

He said: "Don't bother. It's a maze carefully constructed. You'll just go crazy. I know. I've been there."

There are far more interesting things to occupy our time.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on July 12, 2013 at 8:00pm

No camera suggests to me that Carina is uncloaking our blogging hero as she imagines him, quite a chameleon, really.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 12, 2013 at 6:39pm

Thanks all for the shared appreciation of Carina Granlund's epic effort, a sort of "Finlandia" of postcards & collage.

Carina is not shy of addressing any issues, such as her "Gun Wrack & Crackers," which is another of my favs, or her minimalist duct tape work.

I agree this work is just bursting with the positive & the spirit of friendship, a wonderful gesture.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 12, 2013 at 5:55am

Beautiful boekie and blog --

Comment by DKULT on July 11, 2013 at 1:26am

What fun!  Carina's work always gives me a specific feeling that I can't really identify other than to say she transports me. If this book represents the spirit of Finland then sign me up!

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