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Comment by Amy Irwen on July 24, 2016 at 7:16pm

here are the last pieces I received from Susan...she found out I loved B/W drawings and designs... she was ever so thoughtful

PC#1

PC#2

and a very beautiful hand drawn ATC...

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 19, 2016 at 1:49am

Another signature red & black piece by dear Susan McAllister - sent to me in 2014.

Comment by Amy Irwen on July 18, 2016 at 5:14pm

goodbye my dear friend....it seems like we have known each other forever....

just two of so many....

Comment by Thom Courcelle on July 18, 2016 at 4:11am

This was the latest piece that I received from Susan. You can see that the postal machinery left a date mark on the "art" side of the mail piece (17 February 2016).   As it happens, I just sent Susan a new mail art piece last week—a knit mail art piece elegy for the Orlando Pulse Club victims. Not knowing the exact date of Susan's passing, I do not know if she received/witnessed the piece or not. It hasn't been returned, so perhaps her family or loved ones were able to receive it.

The pieces I received from Susan always shocked me with their surrealism (as the piece above did). Although crafted with an artful and professional hand, there was always some deeper knowledge contained in them that I felt a little ashamed to be viewing...somehow.

The world of Mail Art has lost a great contributor to the genre and the form. I heave a sorrowful sigh for yet another lost friend. Thanks for this blog space remembrance, Jay...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 17, 2016 at 9:27am

Susan will be so dearly missed,

and I, too, have an envelope addressed for mailing tomorrow,

'will send it with condolences to her family.

Comment by DKULT on July 17, 2016 at 2:51am

It was haunting when she announced that she was ill and would not be sending out anymore mail art. Very very sad. I hope her family is doing okay. I loved her distinctive and unwavering style--red black white--synonymous with Susan McAllister.  A bit more haunting is that I have an envelope addressed to her in my pile of people to send to.  

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